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When is the best time to take Saxenda?

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Saxenda should be taken once daily around the same time to ensure consistent levels of liraglutide in the body.

Taking Saxenda at night may reduce its effectiveness due to fluctuations in body temperature during sleep, but there is no definitive answer as to whether it is better to take it in the morning or at night.

If you miss your initial dose, you should take the next dose as soon as you remember if it has been less than 12 hours but never take double doses in one day to make up for a missed dose.

You can take Saxenda at any time of day that works best for you, it is recommended that you take it around the same time every day. This will make sure your body consistently receives the medicine and its associated benefits. Many people have asked whether taking Saxenda at night is alright or even preferable. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer as to whether one should take it during the night or not.

How often should you use Saxenda

Saxenda should be taken once daily, around the same time each day. This helps ensure that the level of liraglutide in the body is kept consistent, as it has a half-life of approximately 13 hours. It’s important not to take more than one injection per day as this increases your risk of potential side effects such as anaphylaxis or pancreatitis. If you do accidentally miss a dose, though, don’t worry too much; so long as it’s been less than 12 hours since you were supposed to take the injection, you can take it then.

Is it better to take Saxenda in the morning or at night?

Some people will prefer to take their weight loss medications in the morning, as it helps them remember to take their daily dose as part of their morning routine. Taking Saxenda at night may appear as if it would be beneficial due to possible weight loss benefits that come with better sleep quality, taking Saxenda shortly before bedtime could potentially reduce its effectiveness due to fluctuations in body temperature during sleep that could affect the absorption of this drug into your system. No definite studies are pointing out one direction over another.  Ultimately, only you can decide which time is best for you; remain consistent with your chosen dosing schedule and check with your medical professional if you have any questions or concerns.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you’ve forgotten to take your maintenance dose, you must act quickly to ensure you don’t miss out on the full benefits of your medication. In general, if less than 12 hours have passed you can inject your next dose as soon as you remember and then take your usual dose the next day at your regular time. If more than 12 hours have passed since your regular dose, it is best to skip this dose and carry on with the regularly prescribed dosage the next day. It is important never to take an extra dose in one day to make up for a missed dose, as that could cause serious and potentially dangerous side effects.

Your body relies on a timely injection schedule of Saxenda to gain its maximum benefit, so monitoring your adherence can help with sticking with the described daily dosage plan. This will ultimately help assist with managing any current health issues associated with obesity, diabetes or other conditions. If in doubt about what do to when missing a specific dosage it is best to consult with a doctor or healthcare professional for further guidance.

Can I take Saxenda before breakfast?

Eating before or after using Saxenda comes down to personal preference and there is no right or wrong answer. People who prefer to take their injection before breakfast can certainly do so since Saxenda is administrated regardless of eating.

Can I split my dose of Saxenda?

For the first month, some users need to split their daily dose of Saxenda between two pens to complete their goal dose. This is perfectly fine, but there are important things to consider when splitting your dose such as what your total dose should be and how much you need from each pen. In general, when using Saxenda during the first month you’ll usually find yourself with only 1.2mg left in one pen when switching over to the third pen at the end of your second prescription. You will then take 1.2mg from one pen and 1.2mg from your third pen to properly finish the day’s recommended dosage. Each individual pen contains 18mg of liraglutide so those that require the maximum 3mg per day may not need to worry about splitting their doses between two pens if they choose an option such as this.

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