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7.9/10 Average Rating
185 Ratings with 235 User Reviews

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"I’m down five pounds and just started taking Saxenda five days ago. Had some side effects but I’m adjusting. Appetite has slowed down dramatically. Love this"

Anonymous August 12, 2018

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"Great for the feeling of full! Not for acid reflux issues. Woke up from a dead sleep chocking on stomach acid. Never had issues of any kind prior to starting and then by the end of the third week this happened so stopped use. My advise is to listen to your body and be careful as this was an experience that I would never wish to experience again. Nor to anyone out there."

   
3.0

MJ (taken for less than 1 month) August 10, 2018

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"I started on 0.6 dose 3 weeks ago and the only time I get side effects is when I up my dose. I literally can’t move off of the sofa the next day/two days after. I feel like stomach acid sticks to my teeth and I repeat whatever I have eaten the day before. It has curbed my appetite 90% - I went on an all inclusive holiday and come back 4lb lighter!! Within 3 weeks, I’ve nearly lost a stone. Very happy and definitely worth the groggy feelings I have had. I may stick on the 1.8mg dose what I am on now just so I don’t have the dreaded side effects again. Overall, I am very happy!"

   
9.0

Aliidizzle (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2018

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"Hi everyone, I have started saxenda on July 31 and today is the 5th day. I have started with 0.6 and don’t have any side effect. I only want to hear good and positive energy. Hope we all manage and reach to our goal."

Pej August 4, 2018

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"This is my third week taking Saxenda. Pros, I am down about 9 lbs in my third week. My appetite has decreased tremendously. The con side effects are the burps, which don't hurt or bother me so I can deal with that. Feeling tired is the worst side effect I've had so far. I don't have the head ache problem like others have experienced. Over all, I think this is a good product. Other reviews I just read would have scared me from taking it. I guess everyone's body reacts different to medicine. If you can't adjust to the side effect then I would suggest to stop or lower the dosage. If I start getting the side effects as others have said, will go back down a dose. Overall I'm down 31 lbs...the last few 8-9 lbs was after the Saxenda so I was loosing before I began but needed a boost. Good luck!"

   
8.0

TB (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2018

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"Started Saxenda 0.6 dose 6 days ago. I'm drinking Huel. 1500 calories a day. Thats it. Not working out. Just walking 20 minutes a day. Starting weight 314lb and 6 days later, I'm 298lb. Wow. So I'll just continue this, I guess. It seemed pointless to try it if I would just keep eating the same junk food all day and all night. It isn't a magical injection to make you skinny. You have to put in the hard work. It helps you to do that."

   
10

Bb8 (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2018

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"Started saxenda on July 12 th weight 189.5lb and today July 30th 181.0. I'm feeling good only side effects have been the odd headache and tummy upset ,occasional nausea after eating but I try to eat half the amount and that seems to help. Also I take my injection before bed as pharmacist suggested to minimize nausea "

JLA (taken for less than 1 month) July 30, 2018

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"I tried this with great enthusiasm after being recommended it by my Dr. But the script was incorrectly interpreted by the Chemist and I was given 3mg on the first day - this is the high dose that you build up to after the first month. I vomited for 24 hours straight and my heart was racing the whole time. Will never touch it again. The Dr was dismissive , but the Chemist was great. They conducted training for their staff on the product so that all staff knew that the start dose is .06mg, despite what the script says. They also offered me a partial refund, which I was grateful for as I will never again attempt this product."

   
4.0

Katy (taken for less than 1 month) July 22, 2018

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"I’ve been on Saxenda for approximately 6 weeks. Although the results are great & it definitely curbs your appetite, I’m now suffering adverse side effects. I have bouts of diarrhea & have vomited several times. The worst is the excessive sulfur belching! I’m not sure how much longer I can take it. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, have you found any relief?"

   
7.0

Tessgs July 13, 2018

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"I have been using saxenda for the five weeks until now I'd like to share this with everyone! I experienced side effects including red rash which spread along my stomach. At first it just bruised where I injected the needles! But, then spread like a red burn and itchiness. Also, I injected on my upper thigh which leased to red swollen lump under the skin due to injection. I am now on antibiotics 4 times daily for five days, due to bacterial and allergic infection. Has anyone else had this experience on saxenda ??"

   
5.0

Waterlilly (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 11, 2018

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"I have been on Saxenda for 2 weeks. Ihave just started my 3rd week and I have lost 5 kilos since starting. I have had no side effects other than in my second week I had had a few headaches. Other than that I would recommend this to anyone serious about losing weight and trying get back on track with their eating habits."

   
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Vic (taken for less than 1 month) July 11, 2018

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"Just went off it . Was on it a little over 6 months . First month worked great except feeling sick. I just kept on .06 for extra week . Got to dose 3 and as everyone here has stated it works IN THE SHORT TIME. I stopped losing weight , still had some side effects . If I miss a day then headaches . Over all weight loss 209 lbs to 183 . I don’t feel the cost is worth it even with insurance paying . If you need something to kick start you then try this but is not long time use effective"

   
2.0

Sunshine (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 8, 2018

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"I have been on Saxenda for a month. I started at 190lb on 7/5/18 and I am currently 186.8lb. I have been working out for years and I have competed in a couple of natural bodybuilding shows. I also monitor my food intake daily with My Fitness Pal ( calories ranging from 1600 to 1850 cal for the past 6 months. I work out 5 days a week and walk for 10,000 steps 4 days a week. I’m so excited that everyone else is getting fast results. I just started 3.0 and I’m hoping that I will see some results. I started taking the injection first thing in the morning and switched to the afternoon. I think I will go back to the mornings and see how it goes. I’m not giving up and I’m hoping to share an update with you in the next two weeks. I am also going to decrease my calories by 300 and see how that works for me. I am taking a week off also as I know muscle weighs more than fat. Today is the day I will keep you guys posted."

   
1.0

Kiatre July 5, 2018

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"I love Saxenda! I started at 231lb and lost 17 pounds with the sample from the doctor’s office alone. I don’t have any side effects I follow strict low carb diet, do cardio-kick boxing 3x a week and 45-60 minutes cardio on the other days. The best thing I have noticed is once the weight is gone it’s gone for good. I’m still losing weight even off the drug for a few weeks. I honestly believe this drug resets your metabolism! And for me it’s worth every dime! Even though my insurance won’t pick it up I plan to pay out of pocket. Saxenda is so effective I won’t need to be on it for more than a month or two!"

   
10

Nikkiann July 3, 2018

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"Going into my third week on Saxenda but haven't yet made it to the next dose up because of side effects, so still taking 0.6. I'm having very bad nausea and heartburn regardless of what I ate or even if I don't eat. No taste to anything either. I never was much of a big eater but started at 160lbs and down to 153lb. My boss and husband both think I should just stop the meds because of the sickness but I keep hoping it will just go away once my body gets used to it. The 2 times in the last week I took the upped dosage of 1.2 I was in the bathroom vomiting and had horrible diarrhea. Horrible feeling. So I'm stuck on the .6 but go to the doc Tuesday so we'll see what he says. He refused to prescribe any other medicine for weight loss, I'm not sure if it's just kick backs he get a from the makers or as he says his own research and experience. I went in asking for phentermine and he was completely against it but seeing as this has made me so sick, I don't see how phentermine could have been worse."

   
6.0

MaryBell (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2018

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"Hi. I'm really very depressed because I'm using saxenda for last 4 month and my weight has gone from 89 kg to 85 kg only. I'm taking full dose 3 Not sure if I should I continue or stop. My appetite is decreased and I have no side effect so far."

   
1.0

Mary (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 29, 2018

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"I’ve been on Saxenda for 1 week only starting at 70 kilo’s and have lost 2 kilo’s on the 0.6 dose. I have done moderate exercise as not that energetic but so far its working for me."

   
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July (taken for less than 1 month) June 29, 2018

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"I started saxenda on 6/2. I am down 12 pounds and that is without any exercise which I do plan to start doing. I am not hungry at all. I do not crave anything. When I do eat, I choose healthy options and that choice 85% of the time is protein. The only side effect is being tired so I switched to taking in the afternoon to taking close to bedtime."

   
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joyful (taken for less than 1 month) June 28, 2018

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"I have been on Saxenda almost 8 weeks. I started at 0.6mg upping the dose every week until reaching 3.0mg. I am 64 yo female - I started at 210 lbs and I'm now at 189 - a loss of 21lbs. I have lost approx 2.5 lbs per week since the beginning. I eat about half of what I did before. I eat what I want but what I want is healthy food. I do not even feel like I'm dieting. For the first time in my life I feel like I'm eating like a normal healthy person. Side effects = headache once in a while, fatigue which is just now starting to ease off, and recently redness and itching at the injection site (Dr said it was okay as long as it gets no worse). My exercise consists of walking/jogging. I have built up to 12,000/15,000 steps a day now and feel great."

   
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GracieMay June 25, 2018

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"Started on Saxenda with 1.2 dose. I had been on contrave before... tolerating it well with little side effects. It is like with contrave dosing before bed was the easiest to tolerate We will see how it goes."

   
8.0

drewidia (taken for less than 1 month) June 20, 2018

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"Tomorrow I’ll be on saxenda for 1 month. I have lost 10 pounds so far without exercising at all due to an upset stomach almost everyday (but not nauseous). I can’t tell a difference in my body yet, but it’s a good start!!"

ah (taken for less than 1 month) June 19, 2018

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"I started a week ago using this drug. I have 28lbs to lose. I work out 5 to 6 days a week. I had to stop using it, as I had whole body aching, like having a fever, feeling sick, sore throat, dull pounding headaches, but worst of all palpitations especially at night. I haven't slept a full night since I started. So I stopped. It's a shame as I lost a few pounds."

   
2.0

Jinty June 16, 2018

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"Started Saxendra on April 5 th 2018. My starting weight was 193lb. Today is June 6 th 2018 and I am 174lb. No side affects. Easy to use. It has been big help for me . I suffer from PCOS and was on metformin. My doctor prescribed this for me and with a steady workout regiment and eating right it has really helped."

   
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Cat (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 7, 2018

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"I started taking Saxenda a week ago on the 0.6mg dose and so far have lost 4lbs. I use my fitnesspal to track nutrition and calorie intake. I am a heavy night time eater and love junk food. My habits are bad and I usually eat a huge chocolate bar and 1/2 a big bag of chips each night. I have not eaten any junk food in 5 days now. The cravings are subsiding and my appetite has decreased immensely. I haven't started working out yet because I am the laziest person I know , but I will start soon. I hope this trend continues because for me to actually change my eating habits, stop junk food and count calories is a huge accomplishment. Side effects on the 0.6 dose have been minimal (knock wood), small amount of nausea for about an hour each morning. Heartburn for a few days and that's about it. I take my dose around 7 pm each day and it seems to work out well. Good luck to all!!"

   
8.0

Hugs (taken for less than 1 month) May 22, 2018

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"After reading some of the reviews I was apprehensive to start taking Saxenda due to the side effects. I am on day 4 and have have not experienced anything yet other than a 5lb weight loss! I am waiting for the side effects to kick in but so far so good! I am loving this boost that my body so needed!"

   
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Small s (taken for less than 1 month) May 22, 2018

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