How do I take Saxenda?

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Saxenda is given once a day by injection. You’ll give yourself the shot in your belly area, thigh or arm. The medicine comes in a prefilled pen. Your doctor will start you at the lowest possible dose to avoid nausea and other side effects. If you are tolerating the medicine well, your doctor can increase your dose weekly. You’ll need to see your doctor after 16 weeks to make sure the medicine is working. If you haven’t lost 4% of your body weight by this time, it is recommended that the drug be stopped as it is unlikely to be work for you.

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