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7.8/10 Average Rating
208 Ratings with 263 User Reviews

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"I started at 0.6 as instructed. Every week I increased by 0.6. My pen ran out by the third week so I needed a second one before reaching the full dose of 3.0. The cost with the discount card is $50, plus $30 for 90 needles. I’m tracking my meals with LOSE IT (app), weighing every Saturday and, doing Bikram Yoga 2-3 times a week. I started at 177.4 three weeks ago and weighed 173 this morning. I eat 1200 to 1300 calories and I AM SO FULL (just with the 1.2 dose) but could do 1400 calories easily on the 0.6 dose. I highly recommend limiting COFFEE, CARBONATED DRINKS, or RICH/SPICY foods. I am extremely uncomfortable or even vomit/experience extreme diarrhea if I eat as I am accustomed. At 5’6” I feel best at 144 lbs. After several consecutive life stressors I gained 40 lbs in the course of three years. Saxenda is THE ONLY COURSE OF ACTION to assist me with chronic cravings and feelings of hunger or deprivation."

   
9.0

Jax November 29, 2018

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"I lost 45lbs and have been on this drug for 6 months. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism Hashimoto auto immune disease. Started weight 190 and new weight 145."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 26, 2018

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"Well this is my 3rd and final update. I had to leave the saxenda alone. I was on it a year and a half. Lost 75lbs. Well I was experiencing stomach pains which end up getting so bad I had to go to emergency. I had gallstones and mild liver damage. Jaundice the whole 9 yards. Caused by saxenda. These were one of the RARE side effects and I was one of the lucky people to experience it. I spent a total of 10 days in the hospital. The end of September and the month of October was rough for me. My liver enzymes were off the charts. I am ok now, gallbladder removed and liver enzymes are back to normal. So I'm letting you guys know this so that you are aware. Have your doctor check your liver enzymes and make sure you're good. I hate to have to leave it alone because it worked well but I need my liver. Good luck and get your blood checked (liver enzymes) from time to time."

   
8.0

Dee313 (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 12, 2018

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"Just started yesterday. headache and bloating today. It's early in know. I will keep reporting .."

   
4.0

steve (taken for less than 1 month) November 6, 2018

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"I’m a 44 year old 5’3” female. I started saxenda last week at 233 lbs and today weighed at 227. I have been amazed to watch 1.5 - .5 lbs go every day. My appetite isn’t 100% gone but when I start to eat I can’t finish anything! Before this drug my appetite was insatiable. I’m not really having any side effects other than not being hungry. On day 3 I decided to go ahead and increase from .6 to 1.2. I was tolerating it fine and and am desperate for results. Right now this seems like a miracle."

   
10

Sly1974 (taken for less than 1 month) November 6, 2018

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"I have started Saxenda the first day I had no appetite taking it but the second-6th day I am eating as I normally would. I’m trying to eat healthier but it isn’t suppressing my appetite. I just feel the same as normal I tried upping my dose today from 0.6 to 1.2 but still just felt the same way I would not if I was not on Saxenda and had my normal appetite. I'm not sure if this is me being able to tolerate it I’m worried it won’t work as I am not feeling the appetite suppressing benefits:("

   
2.0

Smithyo99 (taken for less than 1 month) October 22, 2018

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"I've been on it a week. I took the advice of many here and I dose at night, before bed. The only side effect I can say I've had is a funny taste in my mouth every now and again. Don't know that will change once I up the dose. I've lost a pound at the lowest dose. Had a small breakfast this morning and at about 6, I realized I had completely forgotten to eat again. Looking forward to losing more and am confident I will."

Ginjer (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2018

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"I started Saxenda Friday 12, 2018 and I am having some horrible side effects that I ended up calling my pharmacist to see if these symptoms get better over time. severe gas indigestion acid reflux (which woke me up in the night almost throwing up) nausea I haven't noticed much of an appetite change yet, but then again I probably can't seem to get passed the other symptoms to notice the others. I was told that the symptoms will improve over time, I just hope before I give up, I am pretty miserable right now. I will keep you posted on my progress. I am very fortunate that both of my insurances paied 100% on Saxenda so I hope I can make it through the symptoms."

Welb98 (taken for less than 1 month) October 15, 2018

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"I lost 20 kilos through just walking everyday. When I got down to 72 kilos, I couldn't seem to move anymore weight. I had also been diagnosed with severe arthritis in my R hip and sciatica in my L hip and leg, (excruciatingly painful!!), so I was unable to walk at all. I had been booked in for a tummy tuck and my surgeon said it would be a good idea to lose another 10 kilo before the surgery. That's when my GP suggested I give Saxenda a go, and I LOVE it. I lost a further 5.5 kilos in the first month, and an immediate loss of appetite. The only side effect that I've really noticed is constipation, (I would have preferred the diarrhoea) . I do not take the recommended dose, I toggle between 1.2 and 1.8, but mainly stick to 1.2. I find anything higher than that tends to cause slight nausea. I have my tummy tuck in 3 weeks time. I'm sure I will lose the full 10kilos by then. The drug is very costly, $378 Australian."

   
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gloriavstar October 15, 2018

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"I started this medication 5 days ago, I am 39 years old and was 268lbs, I weighed this morning and I am 259: I’m thinking it’s working, I have a reduced appetite and am choosing better foods. Keeping portions smaller. Today my tummy is feeling a constant hunger so I’m not sure what that’s about. I have eaten today, perhaps it’s just catching up from all the calorie reduction for the past week. Anyhow I’m excited to continue to see results. Good luck everyone. In the end we are our own advocates. Be honest to yourself."

   
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PamelA (taken for less than 1 month) October 14, 2018

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"I have been on Saxenda for almost 2 weeks and I've lost 10 pounds without exercise. It has made me feel full and really not even think about food. A couple of evenings I had to make myself eat something. I take Saxenda in the morning and have had no side effects whatsoever. Will start 1.8mg in 3 days."

   
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Jules (taken for less than 1 month) October 11, 2018

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"I’ve been using Saxenda for three weeks now and it’s totally working... it completely has killed my appetite and I’m down 10 lbs, 20 lbs to go. I have to make myself eat. Are others experiencing the same? Also has it curbed your intake of alcohol? All in all I’m super pleased but would definitely like to get some of my tastebuds and love for food and wine back! Also for anyone weaning off, did you have any issues? Thanks all and good luck with your weight loss goals!"

   
8.0

Vancouvergirl (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2018

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"I have lost weight so far. I've been on it about a month, and I have lost 12 pounds. But the diarrhea is awful! I can't eat without getting it. There some days I purposefully don't take it so I can eat the next day, but even then. There has to be a bathroom in site at all times if I choose to eat. I get stabbing pains as well after eating. I've talked to my doctor, she said the only thing to do is quit taking it if I choose to. I'm going to take it for a little longer to see how much more I can loose, then quit."

   
4.0

Kat October 6, 2018

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"I started on Saxenda 3 weeks ago and I have lost 11 pounds! I have increased my dose each week and currently on 1.8 the first week I had no appetite at all and I had to force myself to eat, I have minimal side effects headaches being one and dry mouth. I have found that in 3rd week I feel a bit more hungry but have all but eliminated all snacking especially at night. I will update again."

   
8.0

Pina (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2018

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"I started at 300lb ,5”4, 3 weeks ago. I am now at the dose 2.4 I still have the acid reflux. I get a lot of chills but nothing major. I am tolerating it well. I finally went to Walmart and weighed myself. I have lost 7 lbs but I think it’s wrong my underwear are not rolling down over my rolls anymore and my stomach is smaller. I can visibly see I am smaller especially in my face and chest I am happy with the results."

   
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Dinky (taken for less than 1 month) October 3, 2018

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"Today is day one on 1.2mg. It’s day 7 on the pen total. I’m down 14lbs. total. I’m 5’00”. Starting weight was 251lb. Currently 237lb. The only side effects I’m having are headaches. I’m eating smaller meals and much cleaner than I have in years. I have not had a soda in 2 weeks and no cravings for it. No bread since I’ve started and no sweets. Next week I will be begin working out. Anyone have any suggestions to cure the headaches?"

   
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Chrissy (taken for less than 1 month) September 28, 2018

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"So far I’ve been on saxenda since 9/20/2018 and today is 9/28/2018 (day 2 on the 1.2 Dosage). In 9 days I’ve lost 10 pounds without exercise. So far no symptoms besides being really tired. I take the shot at 6 am every morning. So far I’d recommend. My appetite is pretty much gone!! I want to lost 20 more pounds with saxenda."

   
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Aliyah (taken for less than 1 month) September 28, 2018

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"I am 5ft and 187 lbs after two kids. I started 0.6 the first week no side effects and no weight lost. I still felt hungry went up to 1.2 next week same results. This third week I went up to 1.8 and I got really sick in the middle of the night so I decided to inject before bedtime and that helped. I read a lot of reviews of everyone losing weight and it’s stopping their eating habits but it’s not working for me at all. I'm still hungry. I wonder why it’s not working for me ?"

   
1.0

Kb (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2018

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"I've been on this medication for 5 weeks and lost 19.8 pounds. It came from working out and changing my eating habits. In the beginning my side effects were extreme tiredness, sweating, cold spells, and nausea. As the weeks pass by I've noticed a difference in my energy level (tiredness). I've made sure to increase food with vitamins A-Z which helped. Another aspect is that I do eat less but to help keep it off I do low carbs and count my calorie intake (1800). The side effects are worth it. My long term goal is to keep it off by keeping a healthy lifestyle. Plus I don't recommend drinking any type of alcohol (wine) it triggered headaches for me. Overall I love the process so far."

   
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Butterfly September 22, 2018

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"It would be great if people commenting on this medication need to give their weight, height and age. It can be very disheartening to someone loosing minimal weight opposed to some loosing lots but need to take into consideration the starting size. Very large people do tend to loose a lot of weight quickly so it’s hard to judge. Just want to stay motivated."

Polly (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 20, 2018

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"I’ve been on saxenda for about 5 weeks and lost 7 kgs. I didn’t go up a dose, just stayed on 0.6, as it’s working for me. No side effects really, just a little tired."

   
9.0

Lib (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 18, 2018

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"I took Saxenda for a year in order to help lose weight and it worked for me! 59 lbs in a year. I started at the lowest dose and titrated up to the 3mg slowly. I really only noticed the nausea and GI upset that others have mentioned when I didn’t eat well...too many carbs or greasy food were my triggers. I felt full quicker and knowing that nausea would follow splurges really helped me avoid those foods."

   
9.0

Down50lbs (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 11, 2018

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"I was on 3.0 mg dose of Saxenda for four months and it did absolutely nothing. I didn't lose an ounce and it did nothing for my appetite. It was literally like a placebo and a complete waste of time and money. Now I'm on Phentermine and I'm losing weight very quickly."

   
1.0

Joe (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 9, 2018

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"I have lost 33 pounds since June 29 (weeks) by taking Saxenda and modifying my diet; no exercise. I have gone from 302lb to 269lb, and my blood pressure is 134/73 -- the lowest in at least 10 years. I find that I rarey have no urge to eat and really have focused on smaller quantities, fresh food, and no processed foods or pasta. I find keeping a food diary very helpful. I had terrible side effects for the first 2-3 weeks, but now just burps, reflux and constipation. I have experienced bruising around my abdomen where I inserted needles, but no pain."

nowisthetime (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 4, 2018

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"Tried saxenda on 0.6mg for 2 days and lost nothing. Upped it to 1.2mg the 3rd time and for the first 9 hours it as ok I just had no appetite and kept burping, it slowly turned into chills and nausea as the evening went on - I vomited twice and my heart was beating fast. It felt similar to phentermine and I was quite jittery. I felt truly dreadful, didn’t get a wink of sleep and ended up having to call into work sick! It felt like I had been poisoned, I certainly won’t be taking this stuff again. I think it’s really sad that we feel the need to legally poison ourselves because we can’t control our hunger, when most of the time our hunger is just an inner emptiness that we try to fill with food. Injecting this garbage isn’t getting to the root cause. I’ve read about people getting gall stones and pancreatic issues from taking this stuff, I’m not surprised after the way I felt! Healthy eating and gym for me!"

   
2.0

1988 (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2018

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