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Saxenda is used to help those struggling with weight-related medical problems or obesity, regulating hunger and appetite for weight loss. In addition to taking Saxenda as prescribed, you should reduce your caloric intake and increase your activity level for the best possible weight loss results.

What is Saxenda?

Saxenda works as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), regulating hunger, so you can eat fewer calories and lose weight. It is an injectable prescription medicine that you should take once a day, and each week, the dosage will increase until you reach 3 mg.

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What Can Saxenda Treat?

Managing weight, especially when struggling with obesity, is challenging to resolve. Saxenda is intended to be part of a healthy diet and exercise plan, so patients can lose weight and keep it off. Remembering that Saxenda is not a quick fix but a long-term, sustainable weight loss treatment is essential.

What Are the Benefits of Saxenda?

Hunger is often one of the biggest challenges to overcome in the weight loss journey, and Saxenda helps control cravings, making it comfortable and easy to shed excess weight. When you start experiencing results, it is rewarding, particularly for those who have found it challenging. Imagine a medication that melts away the pounds without the need for bariatric surgery!

How is Saxenda Used?

Saxenda should be used daily and administered into the thigh, upper arm, or abdomen. When using the injection pen, you mustn't administer the treatment intramuscularly or intravenously. We will fully educate you on injecting Saxenda after the medication is prescribed.


Since Saxenda is designed for patients to administer injections at home easily and is non-invasive, there is essentially no recovery time. However, you may experience some side effects, which you should monitor carefully and discuss with us if they persist or become severe. Some uncommon side effects of Saxenda include an increased heart rate, kidney-related problems, and pancreas inflammation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Saxenda?

Saxenda can be used in adults who either have a BMI of more than 27 and a weight-related medical condition or are obese and have a BMI greater than 30. It is also suitable for children between 12 and 17 who weigh more than 132 pounds.

Why Choose Dr. Adam Hamawy?

If you are struggling with weight loss, Dr. Adam Hamawy can provide non-invasive solutions to help you achieve your weight loss goals. When you visit our office, you can expect compassionate care and practical solutions with meaningful results. Schedule a consultation with us today.

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