What is a Saxenda?
Liraglutide, sold under the brand names Victoza and Saxenda among others, is an anti-diabetic medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and chronic obesity. It is a second-line therapy for diabetes following first-line therapy with metformin.
Where Can I Buy Saxenda In South Africa?
How much is Saxenda in South Africa?
The cost of Saxenda at a dose of 3mg daily is over R4 000 per month. This is a significant financial commitment. It’s vital to remember that Saxenda’s effects will be lost if the medication is stopped.
Treating obesity should be approached in the same way as treating diabetes or hypertension: as a chronic condition.
How many kg will I lose on Saxenda?
In studies, significant weight loss of at least 5% was seen after 8 weeks of treatment. After one year of treatment in adults, 85% of patients treated with Saxenda lost weight (an average of 21 lb. [9.5 kg] weight loss, or 9.2% of their weight).
Do people regain weight after Saxenda?
Obesity is NOT a 90-day disease
To date, 3 good studies on anti-obesity medications (Belviq, Saxenda, and Wegovy) have demonstrated rapid regain once the medication has stopped.