Lose weight by reducing your appetite and increasing your fullness hormones.

SaxendaⓇ is a medicine containing the drug Liraglutide. It is prescribed by our doctors as a once-a-day injectable medication to help overweight individuals lose weight and keep their weight off. Saxenda does this by controlling the hunger centres of your brain – it will be as if your appetite has become smaller. You will feel full easily and eat lesser. Gradually, with this reduced caloric intake, you begin to lose weight.

Originally created to treat diabetes, Saxenda has been approved by Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) and the United States Food & Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) for weight loss.

Because this is a prescription medicine, though, it is important to consult a doctor to see if it fits your health profile.

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What Is Saxenda And How Does It Work?

Saxenda box of three pens

Saxenda is an injection pen pre-filled with the Liraglutide weight loss medication. It is used as aweight loss treatment in Singapore. When used with appropriate lifestyle changes like increased exercise and healthier eating habits, it can help obese individuals or overweight patients with weight-related medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol lose and maintain their weight loss.

In turn, this can reduce obesity related complications such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, a shorter life span, and even sleep apnea.

Saxenda is a weight-loss medication that is  legal in Singapore. Please contact us if you have any questions about the medicine. We’ll be pleased to assist you with any enquiries you might have.

Find out more about the science of how Saxenda works in our FAQs below.

Why Should I Get Saxenda At SL Aesthetic Clinic?

At SL Aesthetic Clinic, we will work with you to make appropriate lifestyle changes. A plan will be specifically designed to introduce micro-changes to your lifestyle – giving you and your body time to acclimatise and incorporate them as part of your daily habits.

This will help you achieve better weight loss results with Saxenda andmaintain and sustain those results.

How Effective Is Saxenda With Weight Loss?

Saxenda has been studied in multiple peer-reviewed journals.

In one particular research published in 2017, 3731 individuals were monitored for 56 weeks. The patients had a BMI of 30 or higher without diabetes, or a BMI of 27 or higher with at least one weight-related medical condition. Two groups of patients were created. Both groups were told to keep their diets and exercise routines in check.

Saxenda was administered to one group and a placebo to the other. One out of every three individuals who used Saxenda lost more than 10% of their body weight. Patients who completed the experiment and lost weight with Saxenda lost an average of 9.2% of their body weight and kept it off for a year. Patients’ cardiometabolic risk factors also improved in a number of ways.

Saxenda is also approved by Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) and the United States Food & Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) for weight loss.

Is Saxenda Safe? Are There Any Side Effects?

Saxenda is a safe, U.S. FDA-approved weight loss drug.  It has a long-term safety profile and isused by patients in over 58 countries, and has close to a 66.9% market share of the global obesity prescription drug market.

Most of Saxenda’s side effects are mild, dose-dependent, and typically gastrointestinal-related. They usually dissipate when the body gets used to the drug or with cessation.

About less 0.3% and 1.5% of liraglutide-treated patients developed acute pancreatitis and acute gallbladder disease respectively – these numbers are still being investigated and a causal link has not been confirmed.

Read the FAQ below to learn more about its side effects.

How Do I Use Saxenda?

Saxenda is a prescription-only injectable medication – you will be required to inject the medicine on your own at home. This is simple to perform and our doctors will show you how to do this safely.

Saxenda is usually injected daily on the skin surrounding the abdomen, thighs, or upper arms or as directed by our doctor. You should not inject this medication directly into your veins or muscles. And you should never share your Saxenda injection pen with another person.

Follow our doctor’s instructions carefully. We will start your Saxenda treatment with a low dose and gradually increase it over the coming weeks.

When you first start Saxenda, you may experience nausea, its most common side effect. This is normal and usually goes away as your body adjusts to the medication.

Learn more about our recommended Saxenda treatment schedule by reading the FAQ below.

Is It Painful Injecting With The Saxenda Pen?

Injecting with the Saxenda pen is generally not painful and well-tolerated by most patients. Patients liken the sensation to a light pinch on the skin. The nano 4mm 32 gauge needles on Saxenda injection pens are the smallest and finest available for injection pens, and about as thin as 2 strands of hair. 

Will My Weight Rebound If I Stop Saxenda?

Adherence is key to managing your weight. The easier it is for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the better you will be at sticking to it.

That is why at SL Aesthetic Clinic, we will work with you on a plan to introduce a series of micro-changes to your lifestyle and eating habits – giving you and your body time to acclimatise and condition. Over time and with practice, these changes are eventually incorporated as part of your lifestyle habits that you can perform with ease.

Saxenda is used to make it easier for you to adhere to the plan. So if you’re already quite far down the plan and decide to stop taking Saxenda, you would have already changed your lifestyle and eating habits for the better and should not see your weight rebounding.


Am I A Suitable Candidate For Saxenda Weight Loss In Singapore?

In Singapore, the Saxenda weight loss injectable is recommended for use in individuals with the following BMI and health conditions:

  • BMI of 30 or higher
  • BMI of 27 or higher, as well as at least one weight-related ailment, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure

Our free calculator can help you figure out your BMI.

Find out if Saxenda is for you. Contact us now!