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Saxenda - welzo
Saxenda - welzo


Saxenda - welzo
Saxenda - welzo
Sale price £89.99

Saxenda 6mg/ml contains liraglutide as an active ingredient, which can be used as a daily injection to...

Saxenda 6mg/ml contains liraglutide as an active ingredient, which can be used as a daily injection to help manage weight. It works by reducing the appetite and helps to reduce weight healthily over long term. It needs to be used alongside a reduced-calorie diet and regular exercise.

Liraglutide is similar to GLP-1, a naturally occurring hormone in the body. GLP-1 is a hormone that regulates appetite, it controls how much you eat and how often you eat. It also slows digestion and gastric emptying, meaning you feel fuller for longer. 

Saxenda is currently out of stock, but you can buy Wegovy,  a more effective weight-loss injection instead. 

Saxenda 6mg/ml can be used in weight management for obese patients with a Body mass index (BMI) of over 30, or 27 if they have a weight-related health condition e.g. diabetes, heart disease, or high cholesterol. 

Please note that no discounts can be applied to this product, due to its limited availability. If applied, the full amount will be requested post-purchase.

This product is no longer in stock, for more information on the most recently approved weight loss medication in the UK, visit our page on Wegovy

Description of Saxenda

Saxenda for Weight Loss

Saxenda is a weight loss injectable medicine that is used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Saxenda works by making you feel fuller and less hungry which can help to control your appetite. Encouraging you to eat less and lose weight more easily.

Saxenda is generally used for weight loss in adults aged 18 years and over who are considered obese or who have weight-related health problems. It can be used in weight management for obese patients with a Body mass index (BMI) of over 30, or 27 if they have a weight-related health condition e.g. diabetes, heart disease, or high cholesterol.

This medicine can be used by adolescents from the age of 12 years and above if prescribed by a doctor after a face-to-face consultation. 

What is Saxenda and how does it work?

Saxenda contains the active ingredient liraglutide, which is similar to a naturally-occurring hormone found in the body called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) which is released from the intestine after a meal. GLP-1 is a hormone that regulates appetite, it controls how much you eat and how often you eat. It also slows down digestion and gastric emptying, which means you feel fuller for longer.

Saxenda cannot be used for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Is Saxenda right for me?

If you suffer from obesity, Saxenda may be an effective treatment. However, it may not be suitable for you if you have the following:

  • If you are allergic to liraglutide or any other ingredients in this medicine
  • If you have a disease of pancreas
  • If you are over 75 years old
  • If you have heart, liver, or kidney problems
  • If you have severe stomach or gut problems
  • If you are taking anticoagulants, such as warfarin
  • If you have thyroid disease

Dosage of Saxenda

Always take Saxenda exactly as prescribed by your doctor or advised by the pharmacist. The recommended starting dose is 0.6 mg once a day, for at least one week, however, in presence of other factors, this may be increased or decreased accordingly as per the prescriber's clinical judgement. 

  • Saxenda is typically taken once a day at about the same time. 
  • Your treatment will start with a dose of 0.6mg once a day, for at least one week. This may be gradually increased by 0.6mg each week until you reach the recommended dose of 3.0mg once a day. Please refer to the table below:

Week Dose Injected
Week 10.6mg once a day
Week 21.2mg once a day
Week 31.8mg once a day
Week 42.4mg once a day
Week 5 onwards3.0mg once a day

  • Before using the pen for the first time, your doctor or nurse will show you how to use the pen.
  • You can use Saxenda at any time of the day, with or without food. Try to take saxenda at the same time each day. 
  • Saxenda works best when injected into the skin at the front of your waist (abdomen), the front of your thighs or your upper arm.
  • Do not inject into a vein or muscle.

Warnings and Precautions of Saxenda

Saxenda may not be safe if taken with other medication or recreational drugs. Please inform the prescriber if you are taking any of the listed medications.

DO NOT take Saxenda:

  • If you are taking medicines known as sulfonylureas for diabetes e.g. glibenclamide
  • If you are taking anticoagulants, such as warfarin
  • If you are using insulin

The above-listed warnings are not exhaustive, please consult a doctor, pharmacist, or nurse if you have further questions on the use of this medication or potential interactions with other medicines.

Delivery of Saxenda

Next Day Delivery Guarantee

All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.

Our Discreet Packaging Promise

We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!

How to use Saxenda?

Always use Saxenda exactly as prescribed by your doctor or as advised by the pharmacist. 

Saxenda use is not recommended for children under 12 years of age. 

  • Your Saxenda treatment will gradually increase during the first five weeks after starting with a low dosage.
  • The first week may begin with a dosage of 0.6 daily, then increase each week by 0.6 mg until you reach 3.0 mg daily. Consult with your doctor for recommended treatment and exact dosage. 
  • Before injecting Saxenda, sanitise area. You can inject the front of the thigh, upper arm or waist. Avoid injecting your veins and muscles. 

If unsure of how to use Saxenda or if you have further questions, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of Saxenda

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects of Saxenda. However, these do not always occur and are mostly mild in nature. But if you experience any prolonged or worrying side effects of Saxenda, please discontinue the medication immediately and consult your doctor.

Common side effects include:

  • Feeling dizzy
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting)
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Problems affecting the stomach and intestines, such as indigestion (dyspepsia), inflammation in the lining of the stomach (gastritis), stomach discomfort, upper stomach pain, heartburn, feeling bloated, wind (flatulence), belching and dry mouth
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Changed sense of taste
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty sleeping (insomnia). This usually occurs during the first 3 months of treatment
  • Gallstones
  • Injection site reactions (such as bruising, pain, irritation, itching and rash)
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia). The warning signs of low blood sugar may come on suddenly and can include: cold sweat, cool pale skin, headache, fast heartbeat, feeling sick, feeling very hungry, changes in vision, feeling sleepy, feeling weak, nervous, anxious, confusion, difficulty concentrating and shaking (tremor). Your doctor will tell you how to treat low blood sugar and what to do if you notice these warning signs
  • An increase of pancreatic enzymes, such as lipase and amylase

Important: Saxenda Shortages

We at Welzo wish to make our valued customers aware that we are currently experiencing shortages of Saxenda, one of the products in our inventory.

Owing to factors beyond our control, primarily a substantial increase in demand and disruption in the supply chain, we find ourselves in a situation where the availability of Saxenda may be uncertain in the near future. We endeavour to maintain our regular supply, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that it will be available week down the line.

We understand the importance of this medication for many of our customers, and we deeply regret any inconvenience this situation may cause. Our team is working diligently with suppliers to obtain further stock and we will continue to do everything we can to mitigate the impact of this shortage.

In the meantime, we recommend you consult with your healthcare provider about possible alternative treatments if required.

Please note, the information above is subject to change and we recommend that you check our website regularly for the most current updates. For any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer service team.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support.

Product reviews

Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.

Can I get Saxenda on the NHS?

Whether or not you can get Saxenda on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Saxenda from the NHS.

Can you get Saxenda over the counter?

No, you can’t get Saxenda over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Saxenda is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.

Can I buy Saxenda online even if I have never taken it before?

A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched.

Is Saxenda safe?

If you have been prescribed Saxenda then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.

However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Saxenda then you should contact a doctor immediately.

Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Saxenda?

We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.

Can I buy Saxenda from Boots?

It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Saxenda, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.

Can I buy Saxenda from Superdrug?

If you would like to buy Saxenda, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.

Can I buy Saxenda from Amazon?

Amazon does not sell medication such as Saxenda, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.

How long does Saxenda take to work?

The time it takes for a Saxenda to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Saxenda may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.

How effective is Saxenda?

The effectiveness of Saxenda can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.

What are the risks of taking Saxenda?

At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.

  1. Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to
  2. Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Saxenda.
  3. Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
  4. Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
  5. Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
  6. Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.

Can I buy Saxenda in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Saxenda in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Saxenda is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Are Saxenda users satisfied with the product?

We have a list of reviews from customers taking Saxenda at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Saxenda head over to for further details.

Can I buy Saxenda from an online pharmacy?

This is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.

How much does Saxenda cost?

The costs of Saxenda are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as we do not sell Saxenda.

What foods should you avoid while on Saxenda?

There are no foods that interfere with Saxenda. However, there are foods that are best to avoid to reduce the likelihood saxenda not being affective:

  • Fried, greasy, fatty foods,
  • Foods high in sugar.

Does Saxenda work immediatley?

Saxenda may take up to 11 hours after the first use to exhibit its effects. Weight-loss results may begin to show within 2 weeks. However, this may vary depending on the individual using it. 

What does Saxenda do to your body?

Saxenda works by acting on receptors in the brain that control your appetite, causing you to feel fuller and less hungry. This may help you eat less food and reduce your body weight.

Who should not use Saxenda?

Talk to your doctor before using Saxenda. 

Saxenda is not recommended for use:

  • If you have severe heart failure
  • If you are 75 years or older.
  • If you have a severe stomach or gut problem which results in delayed stomach emptying (called gastroparesis), or if you have an inflammatory bowel disease.

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
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Stephanie Bate

I’ve used saxenda before and it helps aid weightloss really well and was a quick huisance process of buying it through this website

Pauline Cunningham