Saxenda® (liraglutide) in Egypt by Gardenia Pharmacy
What is SAXENDA 6mg/ml ?
Saxenda® is an FDA-approved, prescription injectable medicine that, when used with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, may help some adults with excess weight who also have weight-related medical problems (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes), or obesity, to lose weight and keep it off.
A 3 mg syringe is a drug that can be prescribed by injection
It can be used by adults who are overweight (BMI 27) who also have medical problems related to weight or obesity (BMI 30), and children between the ages of 12 and 17 who weigh more than 132 lbs (60 kg) Obesity to help them lose weight and maintain weight.
You can use it in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
- It has the same active ingredient, liraglutide, and should not be used together or with other GLP-1 receptor agonist medicines.
- Saxenda is safe and effective when taken with other prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, or herbal weight-loss products.
- Breastfeeding because the fact that the drug passes into breast milk is still unknown, so you should consult your doctor first
Important Safety Information
Do not use your SAXENDA 6mg/ml pen with others even if the needle has been changed.
You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.
What is the most important information I should know about SAXENDA 6mg/ml?
Serious side effects may happen in people who take Saxenda, including:
Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. Tell your health care professional if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In studies with rats and mice, Saxenda® and medicines that work like Saxenda® caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer.
Having thyroid cancer, a family history of disease, or multiple endocrine neoplasia
Do not use Saxenda® if you or any of your family have ever had MTC, or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).
Who should not use Saxenda®?
Do not use Saxenda® if:
- you or any of your family have ever had MTC or if you have MEN 2.
- allergic to liraglutide or any of the ingredients in Saxenda®.
- you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Saxenda® may harm your unborn baby.
Before taking Saxenda®, tell your health care provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- are taking certain medicines called GLP-1 receptor agonists.
- have severe problems with your stomach, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems with digesting food.
- had or have problems with your pancreas, kidneys, or liver.
- have or have had depression or suicidal thoughts, or mental health issues.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
- You and your health care provider should decide if you will use Saxenda® or breastfeed.
Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. 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. Tell your health care provider if you take diabetes medicines, especially insulin and sulfonylurea medicines.
How should I use Saxenda®?
- Inject your dose of Saxenda® under the skin (subcutaneously) 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 Saxenda® Works
Saxenda® addresses one of your body’s natural responses to weight loss.
- Your body naturally produces an appetite hormone known as glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1) that helps to regulate your hunger
- Saxenda® works like GLP-1 by regulating your appetite, which can lead to eating fewer calories and losing weight
Benefits of Saxenda®
You may have lost weight once or many times in the past. But keeping the weight off proved to be difficult. Learn how Saxenda® helped some adults lose weight and keep it off below. Then look up your co-pay and ask your health care provider if Saxenda® is right for you.
How much weight can I lose?
Saxenda® was clinically tested and proven in a study of 3,731 patients in which 85% of people taking Saxenda® lost some weight.a In this study:
Which means those patients lost an average of ~12 lb (from before they entered the study)
Which means those patients lost an average of ~23 lb (from before they entered the study)
Which means those patients lost an average of ~47 lb (from before they entered the study)
aResults are from a 56-week trial of 3,731 adults with body mass index (BMI) of 27-29.9 with at least 1 weight-related condition, or BMI of at least 30 not including adults with type 2 diabetes. In this study, 2,487 patients received Saxenda® and 1,244 received placebo. Both groups also received a reduced calorie diet and physical activity counseling.
bFor patients taking placebo: 5% or more weight loss was achieved by 34% of patients, 10% or more weight loss was achieved by 15% of patients, and 20% or more weight loss was achieved by 3% of patients.
c3 out of 5=62%; 1 out of 3 = 34%.
dIndividual results may vary.
Can I keep the weight off?
In a clinical study of people taking SAXENDA 6mg/ml® 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
How to Use the Pen SAXENDA 6mg/ml
SAXENDA 6mg/ml | Read these instructions carefully before using your
- Do not use your pen without proper training from
your healthcare provider.
- Make sure that you know how
to give yourself an injection with the pen before you start your
- If you are blind or have poor eyesight and cannot
read the dose counter on the pen, do not use this pen
without help. Get help from a person with good eyesight who
is trained to use the Saxenda® pen.
- You can refresh your training at any time by watching
the online training video at www.saxenda.com.
- Start by checking your pen to make sure that it
contains Saxenda®, then look at the pictures below to
get to know the different parts of your pen and needle.
- Your pen is a prefilled, dial-a-dose, single-patientuse pen. It contains 18 mg of liraglutide, and you can select
doses of 0.6 mg, 1.2 mg, 1.8 mg, 2.4 mg and 3 mg. Your pen is made to be used with NovoFine® or NovoTwist® disposable
needles up to a length of 8 mm. Pen needles are not included with your Saxenda® pen.
Step 1. Prepare your SAXENDA 6mg/ml pen with a new needle
• Wash your hands with soap and water.
• Check the name and colored label of your pen, to make sure that it contains
This is especially important if you take more than 1 type of medicine.
• Pull off the pen cap.
• Check that Saxenda® in your pen is clear and colorless.
Look through the pen window. If Saxenda® looks cloudy, do not use the pen.
• Take a new needle, and tear off the paper tab
• Push the needle straight onto the pen. Turn until it is on tight.
• Pull off the outer needle cap. Do not throw it away
• Pull off the inner needle cap and throw it away.
A drop of Saxenda® may appear at the needle tip. This is normal, but you must still check the Saxenda® flow, if you use a new pen for the first time.
Step 2. Check the SAXENDA 6mg/ml® flow with each new pen.
• Check the SAXENDA 6mg/ml® flow before your first injection with each new pen. If your Saxenda® pen is already in use, go to Step 3 “Select your dose”.
• Turn the dose selector until the dose counter shows the flow check symbol.
• Hold the pen with the needle pointing up. Press and hold in the dose button until the dose counter shows 0. The 0 must line up with the dose pointer. A drop of SAXENDA 6mg/ml® will appear at the needle tip.
• If no drop appears, repeat Step 2 above as shown in Figures G and H up to 6 times. If there is still no drop, change the needle and repeat Step 2.
Do not use the pen if a drop of Saxenda® still does not appear and call Gardenia Pharmacy short number to talk to pharmacist
Step 3. Select your dose
• Turn the dose selector until the dose counter shows your dose (0.6 mg, 1.2 mg, 1.8 mg, 2.4 mg or 3 mg).
Make sure you know the dose of Saxenda® you should use. If you select the wrong dose, you can turn the dose selector forward or backwards to the correct dose
Step 4. Inject your dose
• Insert the needle into your skin as your healthcare provider has shown you.
• Make sure you can see the dose counter. Do not cover it with your fingers. This could stop the injection.
Manufacturer of Saxenda ?
Price of Saxenda in Egypt
- 876.00 EGP
How much Saxenda® is left?
• The pen scale shows you about how much Saxenda® is left in your pen.
• To see how much Saxenda® is left, use the dose counter: Turn the dose selector until the dose counter stops. If it shows 3, at least 3 mg are left in your pen. If the dose counter stops before 3 mg, there is not enough Saxenda® left for a full dose of 3 mg. If you need more Saxenda® than what is left in your pen Only if trained or told by your healthcare provider, you may split your dose between your current pen and a new pen. Use a calculator to plan the doses as instructed by your healthcare provider
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