SAXENDA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Obesity “I have been on Saxenda for approximately one month. I have not been able to handle a dose higher than 1.8 side effects include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, and constipation. I began at 172.4 lbs. currently I am 152.6 lbs a total weight loss of 19.8 lbs. I am considering stopping once I am finished with my last pen on this prescription due to the side effects. I am also concerned because I have a thyroid condition and read that this can increase your risk for thyroid cancer. I’m happy with my results just wish there were less side effects to deal with.”

Sam (taken for less than 1 month) March 13, 2018

For Weight Loss “I am on my 2nd week. Day 12 to be exact. The first week on .06 was like injecting saline. No side effects. No weight loss. I almost felt like my appetite increased. On my second week on 1.2 I have noticed that I can not eat as much as I use to. I get full very fast. I have noticed an increase in my energy level. I have not weighed myself. I usually go off how my clothes fit me, so Im so sure of any significant weight loss at this time. I feel like I just HAVE TO burn it off with doing some jumping jax or something. I also experienced consist reflux (not terrible, but there) The side effect that has me worried is the heart palpitations and hard thumps. It happens most noticeably at night. It made me very concerned, but curiously, I got use to it. (still going to talk to my doctor) I have to always have water. I hope this post helps someone. I have seen many that have helped me. Thank you all for sharing your stories. I will continue sharing mine.”

Anonymous March 12, 2018

For Obesity “I am going onto my 3rd week of saxenda (1.8mg)Two times I have felt like I needed to throw up. No headaches. Definately suppresses my appetite but on the scale I have not lost any weight. A few people have commented that I look like I have lost weight but my weight on the scales is still the same. Let’s see how this goes and hopefully the weight starts to melt off!”

Steadybutnot (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2018

For Weight Loss “I have been on Saxenda since July 1st 2017 (8 months) My starting weight was 207lbs and I now weigh 162lbs. So far I feel really good on this, only side effect was nausea the first couple days. Only drawback is that it costs me $430.00/month!!”

CRYSTAL (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 11, 2018

For Obesity “Titration period is going to suck for some people! You may be REALLY sick like I was. Go slow, not everyone can bump up every week. If you eat bad, you WILL pay for it and be extremely sick the next day. I’m 6 months in and have lost 50lbs. I don’t get sick any more unless I eat bad and then your body warns you with egg burps that all hell is about to break loose. If you can power through the titration period, it’s worth it and will get better! I’m down 50lbs. “

Steph0602 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 10, 2018

For Obesity “I’m a 49 year female and I’m at 384lbs. I’ve been hoping to notice a difference but after 3 weeks, I’ve had no side effects (yay) but no weight loss. My appetite has only diminished by a tiny bit but otherwise, I can’t really tell that I’m even taking it. Anyone else have a similar experience because I’m giving it another week and then I’m thinking of calling it quits. It’s a lot of money for something that doesn’t seem to be working for me :(“

CiaoGG (taken for less than 1 month) March 9, 2018

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