Saxenda daily injections for weight loss

Saxenda is a prescription injection weight loss medication that works by reducing your appetite. It is currently out of stock so Wegovy is a good alternative.

Saxenda pen and pack
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Out of stock. Prices from £57.00

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1 pen (£57.00 per pen) - £57.00

2 pens (£52.00 per pen) - £104.00

3 pens (£51.00 per pen) - £153.00

4 pens (£50.00 per pen) - £199.99

5 pens (£49 per pen) - £245.00

6 pens (£47 per pen) - £281.99

Frequently asked questions

Can you get Saxenda for free?

Yes, if your GP refers you to a weight management specialist and you’re prescribed Saxenda as an NHS prescription you can get it for free, as long as you don't pay for your prescriptions.

Is there a generic version?

There isn’t a generic version of Saxenda yet. The company that makes Saxenda (Novo Nordisk) owns a patent which stops anyone else from making a generic version. The earliest a generic version will be available in the UK is February 13th, 2026.

Why am I not losing weight on saxenda?

Saxenda doesn’t cause weight loss by itself and doesn’t work for everyone. Make sure you stick to your diet and exercise plan to help Saxenda work properly. If it’s been 16 weeks since you started treatment and you’ve stuck to your diet and exercise plan and you still haven’t lost weight, talk to your doctor about changing to another treatment.

What happens when you miss a dose?

When you miss a dose the level of Saxenda in your body will drop slightly. Every time you take a dose you’re ‘topping up’ the amount of Saxenda in your body. If your levels do drop, you might notice feeling less full after eating.

When you miss a dose of Saxenda and it’s still the same day, take your dose as normal. If you remember you forgot one yesterday or earlier, just take your normal dose when you’re supposed to. Don’t take extra Saxenda to make up for missing doses on other days and never take two doses on the same day.

If you miss 2 or more doses in a row, talk to your doctor about restarting treatment.

Will I gain weight after stopping Saxenda?

After you stop Saxenda, you will stop feeling as full after eating. But, if you stick to the diet and exercise plan you were on when you were losing weight with Saxenda, you should be able to keep the weight off. If you start struggling with weight after stopping Saxenda, talk to your GP.

Is Saxenda insulin?

No, Saxenda contains a different active ingredient to insulin, liraglutide. Liraglutide is a man-made hormone which does help increase insulin production in your body so it does help stop insulin spiking after you eat. Insulin and liraglutide may be prescribed together to help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar and weight.

Can you lose weight on Saxenda without dieting?

Saxenda is only meant to be used as part of a weight loss plan that includes diet and exercise. Since Saxenda does make you feel fuller, you are likely to want to eat less when taking it anyway, but it’s important that you don’t rely on Saxenda alone.

Does Saxenda work straight away?

Saxenda can make you feel fuller after just one or two doses, but it will take some time for you to start losing weight after you begin treatment.

How many Saxenda pens will I need?

Saxenda comes in packs of 1, 3, and 5 pens. How many pens you need depends on what stage of treatment you’re at. As you move onto higher doses of Saxenda, you’ll get fewer doses out of each pen.

Your first pack should include enough pens for you to work up to the highest dose, 5 pens in total that will last about 6 weeks. Once you’re on the highest dose, each pen will last about a week and a pack of 5 pens will last 30 days.

Does Saxenda cause hair loss?

Hair loss is not a side effect of Saxenda. But, some people can get temporary hair loss from losing weight quickly, known as telogen effluvium. This type of hair loss usually fixes itself after about 6 months as your body adapts to your new weight.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Babak Ashrafi Clinical Lead for Service Expansion
Accreditations: BSc, MBBS, MRCGP (2008)

Babak studied medicine at King’s College London and graduated in 2003, having also gained a bachelor’s degree in Physiology during his time there. He completed his general practice (GP) training in East London, where he worked for a number of years as a partner at a large inner-city GP practice. He completed the Royal College of GPs membership exam in 2007.

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Last reviewed: 03 May 2023

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