What is Saxenda®?

Saxenda® is an FDA-approved prescription injectable medicine that may help some adults with excess weight (BMI >27) who also have weight-related medical problems or obesity (BI>30), lose weight and keep it off.

How Saxenda® Malaysia works?

It can help reduce weight by enhancing the way your body regulates appetite.

Your body produces a number of appetite regulators. One of these is called GLP-1. Saxenda® works like GLP-1 by binding to and activating GLP-1 receptors, to descrease feelings of hunger while increasing feelings of fullness, so you are eating less.

How Saxenda works?

What are the results of Saxenda® Malaysia?

It was clinically tested and proven in a study of 3,731 patients in which 85% of people taking Saxenda® lost some weight in this study. 1 out of 3 people taking Saxenda® achieved significant weight lost of more than 10%.

What are the side effects of Saxenda®?

The most common side effects are:
Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, headache, vomiting, low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia), decreased appetite, upset stomach, tiredness, dizziness, stomach pain, change in enzyme (lipase) levels in your blood.

Helpful tips for managing nausea:
Nausea is the most common side effect when first starting Saxenda®, but decreases over time for most people as their body gets used to the medicine. If you do experience nausea, here are some things that may help:

  • Eat bland, low-fat food, 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

Saxenda Price Malaysia

When considering the price of Saxenda in Malaysia, it is important to note that the cost can vary depending on several factors. The price of Saxenda is influenced by factors such as the dosage strength, the quantity of injections required, and the location of purchase. Typically, Saxenda is sold in pre-filled pens that contain a specific amount of the medication. The price per pen can range from RM 400 to RM 600, and a user may require multiple pens per month depending on their prescribed dosage.

Furthermore, the cost of Saxenda may also be influenced by discounts or promotions offered by pharmacies or healthcare providers. Some individuals may be eligible for financial assistance programs or insurance coverage that can help offset the cost of Saxenda treatment. It is advisable for individuals considering Saxenda to inquire about these options to determine the most cost-effective way to access this medication.

Who should not use Saxenda®?

Do not use if:

  • You or any of your family have a history of MTC (Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma)
  • You have MEN 2. This is a disease where people have tutors in more that one gland in their body
  • You are allergic to liraglutide or any of the ingredients in Saxenda®. Symptoms of serious allergic reaction may include : swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, fainting or feeling dizzy, very rapid heartbeat, problems breathing or swallowing, and severe rash or itching

How safe is Saxenda®?

It has a safety profile of over 3 years.

Who is qualified to take Saxenda®?

It is approved for the use in obese adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater or overweight adults with a BMI of 27 or greater who have at least 1 weight-related condition, such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.

Questions to Doctor & Answers from Doctor

1. What type of weight loss advise do you provide to patient?

  • Patients are advised to take the food according to proportion of 50% vegetables, 25% meat and 25% whole grain.

2. Do you combine different type of therapy to your patient when come to weight management?

  • Yes, you can. Examples for combination therapy includes other medication such as duromine and orlistat. These are doctor experience instead of clinical study data.
  • If they are diabetic, also can combine with SGLT-2 drugs such as Jardiance and metformin. There are doctors who uses Saxenda® after treatment with HCG.

3. What is your primary concern in selecting the type of weight management therapy for patient?

  • Primary concerns are firstly depending on the BMI, if the BMI is >40, it is recommended to go for surgery instead. So for Saxenda®, it is best to look for patients in the range of 27 to slightly over 30.
  • Another concern will be diabetic patients on insulin, as so far with Saxenda® the results are not satisfactory (6% weight loss).

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