Saxenda (Skinny Jab)
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 weighta who also have weight-related medical problems (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes), or obesity,b to lose weight and keep it off. . It is recommended for obese patients with a BMI of more than 30, or for patients with a BMI of 27 or more, if they already show at least one weight-related comorbid condition.
What results can I expect from Saxenda?
This medication has been clinically proven to aid weight loss. One promising study of 3,731 patients over a course of 56 weeks showed that 85% of people taking it lost some weight. Additionally, 1 in 3 participants experienced a weight loss of 10% or more.
How long does Saxenda stay in your system?
Saxenda is a once a day treatment, with maximum concentrations in the body achieved around 11 hours after administration, while it takes around 13 hours for the body to completely eliminate it.
Can I drink alcohol while on Saxenda?
As alcohol is very calorific it is not advised as this will impact results, and may undermine the treatment. Beyond this, alcohol can have many other damaging health effects.