Does Saxenda Cause Stomach Problems?

Does Saxenda slow digestion?

Tell your health care professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Saxenda® slows stomach emptying and can affect medicines that need to pass through the stomach quickly..

Does Saxenda give you gas?

Gastrointestinal Adverse Reactions Other common adverse reactions that occurred at a higher incidence among Saxenda-treated patients included diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, dry mouth, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, flatulence, eructation and abdominal distension.

Can you drink alcohol on Saxenda?

Notes for Consumers: It is best to limit the ingestion of alcohol during use of this medicine. Alcohol can increase the risk for severe or prolonged low blood sugar. If you do choose to drink alcohol, make sure you do not take it on an empty stomach.

What happens if you miss a day of Saxenda?

If you miss your daily dose of Saxenda®, use Saxenda® as soon as you remember. Then, take your next daily dose as usual on the following day. Do not take an extra dose of Saxenda® or increase your dose on the following day to make up for your missed dose.

Do you have to wean off Saxenda?

Saxenda should be discontinued, however, if a patient cannot tolerate the 3 mg dose, as efficacy has not been established at lower doses (0.6, 1.2, 1.8, and 2.4 mg). Saxenda should be taken once daily at any time of day, without regard to the timing of meals.

How long will 5 Saxenda pens last?

Once you are taking the 3-mg dose, each pen will last 6 days.

Can Saxenda cause depression?

Patients treated with Saxenda should be monitored for the emergence or worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts or behavior, and/or any unusual changes in mood or behavior. Discontinue Saxenda in patients who experience suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

Can Saxenda make you gain weight?

Saxenda approval included an assumption that patients would correct their lifestyles. If they do not improve diet or increase physical activity, the effect of the weight loss will diminish, Park said. In such a case, discontinuing Saxenda would make patients gain weight again, she added.

Does Saxenda work immediately?

How long does it take for Saxenda and other prescription weight loss medication to work? You should feel the appetite-suppressing effects of weight loss medication from day one.

How much weight can you lose on Saxenda in a month?

Study participants were given a reduced-calorie diet and an increased exercise regimen, along with either Saxenda or a placebo. Those who took Saxenda lost an average of 18 and a half pounds over 56 weeks. Those taking a placebo only lost 6 pounds.

How long do you stay on Saxenda?

Saxenda comes in a 3ml pre-filled injection pen. When you first start Saxenda, a single pen will last 17 days and the first full pack of five pens will last six weeks. When you take Saxenda you need to gradually increase your dose in 0.6mg intervals, until you reach what is called the maintenance dose at 3mg daily.

How do you inject Saxenda in your stomach?

Use the Saxenda® pen at home or on the go Inject your dose under the skin (this is called subcutaneous injection) in your stomach area (abdomen), upper leg (thigh), or upper arm as instructed by your health care provider. Do not inject into a vein or muscle.

How quickly do you lose weight on Saxenda?

In a clinical study of people taking Saxenda® for 3 yearse: 56% achieved significant weight loss at year 1, and. Approximately half of these patients maintained weight loss at 3 years when taking Saxenda® added to a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, compared with people not on the drug.

What does Saxenda do to your body?

Saxenda® slows stomach emptying and can affect medicines that need to pass through the stomach quickly. Saxenda® may affect the way some medicines work and some other medicines may affect the way Saxenda® works.

What if Saxenda is not refrigerated?

If Saxenda® was exposed to non-refrigerated temperatures (any temperature above 46ºF), the product must be used or discarded within 30 days. Saxenda® should be inspected for changes such as precipitation, or change in color or clarity that may indicate a loss in potency.

How do I get rid of nausea from Saxenda?

Saxenda® should be used with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity….If you do experience nausea, here are some things that may help:Eat bland, low-fat foods, like crackers, toast, and rice.Eat foods that contain water, like soups and gelatin.Don’t lie down after you eat.Go outside to get some fresh air.

When should I stop taking Saxenda?

Evaluate the change in body weight 16 weeks after initiating Saxenda and discontinue Saxenda if the patient has not lost at least 4% of baseline body weight, since it is unlikely that the patient will achieve and sustain clinically meaningful weight loss with continued treatment.

Do Saxenda side effects go away?

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

What happens if you eat too much on Saxenda?

If you take too much Saxenda call your healthcare provider right away. Too much Saxenda may cause severe nausea and vomiting.