Saxenda is an injectable prescription-only medicine for people suffering from obesity or who are overweight. It works by reducing appetite, i.e., it makes your body feel satisfied before eating, controls body weight, reduces up to 10% of total weight as long as it is used along with healthy meals and regular physical activity or exercise.
Totally Transformed are fully qualified in dispensing this prescription only medication. A consultation is required before dispensation of Saxenda
Suppresses the appetite and helps to control overeating, resulting in weight loss.
Diet & Exercise
Saxenda is designed to work alongside a calorie controlled diet and exercise regime to assist in up to 10% more weight loss than with diet and exercise alone.
Using the injection pen is simple and requires no medical knowledge. You can do it yourself at home. Simply turn the dial to the correct dosage, push the pen onto the skin and press the button at the end to inject the medication.
You will do this once a day. It is recommended that you choose an injection site around the stomach, upper arm or thigh but you will be given full instructions when you have your consultation.
Saxenda acts as an appetite suppressant which makes you feel fuller for longer. Paired with a calorie deficit diet and regular exercise should lead to a significant weight loss.
Clinical studies and real-world studies have shown patients who take Saxenda achieve significantly more weight loss and keep that weight off compared to patients who are just dieting.
You may not be eligible for The Skinny Jab injections if you suffer from or have any of the following conditions.
- low blood sugar
- suicidal thoughts
- inflammation of the gallbladder
- decreased kidney function
- medullary thyroid cancer
- multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2
- family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma
- kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function
- an abnormally fast heartbeat
You will be given a full consultation from a trained clinician to assess your suitability for these injections.
As with all medications, side effects are rare, however it is important to be aware of them.
- low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- decreased appetite
- upset stomach
- stomach pain
- change in enzyme (lipase) levels in your blood.
If you suffer any of these side effects, get in touch with us for more information on what to do next.