Saxenda for Weight Loss: Is it right for you?

Saxenda for Weight Loss: Is it right for you?

Saxenda® Prescription Information

Saxenda is an FDA-approved GLP-1 receptor agonist medication that is used in conjunction with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management. Saxenda mimics a hormone that we naturally produce called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which acts in many tissues of the body, including several areas of the brain, involved in appetite regulation. Saxenda helps you to feel more full and less hungry, so you eat less. It is just one of the FDA-approved medications prescribed by Form Health® doctors that can help you to lose weight by reducing your appetite and cravings.

Saxenda® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S

When Would a Form Health Doctor Prescribe Saxenda

Saxenda may be considered if you have not been able to lose weight or maintain weight loss with diet and exercise alone. Medications do not replace the need to develop and maintain healthy habits and are most effective when used in conjunction with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity. At Form Health, our first priority is helping you achieve lasting lifestyle changes and better health. Patients work one-on-one with a Board Certified Doctor and a Registered Dietitian who take a comprehensive, evidence-based approach which includes nutrition, physical activity, mindset shifts and medication, when appropriate. Our program, including prescriptions for medication like Saxenda, is delivered through a telehealth platform.

Who Qualifies for Saxenda?

You may qualify for Saxenda if:

  1. Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is above 30.
  2. Your BMI is higher than 27, and you have weight-related health issues, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
  3. You've made lifestyle changes, but are still unable to lose weight and/or have a history of high and low weight changes.

It's important to note that even if one of these points apply to you, you still may not be eligible for taking Saxenda. Your medical history, current medications, and insurance benefits must also be taken into consideration, as well as a shared decision-making discussion between you and your Form Health doctor.

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