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Seems there’s no shortage of people out there with midsections that have been a source of misery, or backsides that might need a back up alarm. A lot of the time you’re born with a physiology that means it’s easier to gain weight, but conversely there are plenty of people with ectomorphic body types that seems to stay slim no matter how they eat. Anyways, if you’re one of those in the first group you may be one of the many folks who have received a prescription for Saxenda. Taking it is not as simple as pouring a glass of water and then swallowing a tablet, so we need to talk about where to inject Saxenda.
That will be a part of the overall approach for how to inject Saxenda, and if you’re just starting out on this medication it will obviously be important to be entirely in-the-know with how to inject yourself properly and safely. We can go over the first part of that quite quickly and easily, and there’s only 3 locations on your body for where to inject Saxenda – your abdomen, the upper front of your legs, or the back of your upper arm. The upper arm tends to be the most popular location.
So if that’s best for you too then you’re free to give yourself the injection there, but continuing with where to inject Saxenda it is super important to know you don’t just choose one location and use it the entire time you’re on Saxenda. If you inject in the same location you have more of a risk of lipodystrophy, and you definitely don’t want to have any risk of permanent scarring of have the look of pitted skin.
So knowing to alternate between injection sites is a part of how to inject Saxenda, but let’s move on to discussing how to uncap the pen and actually administer a weight loss injection. We’ve covered where to inject Saxenda, so once you have decided where you’ll go with the first one here’s the process you need to follow. Look at the dose counter on the pen and dial it to the dose that your doctor has prescribed for you. You should also be attaching a new needle to your Saxenda pen for every injection, and you should never remove the needle cap until the injection is imminent.
Moving along with where to inject Saxenda, you are now going to need to pinch up a fold of skin at that site and you’ll then press then pen down there to inject the needle. The injection is only a prick sensation and not painful, but you are free to let fly with a loud string of expletives anyways if you like. Just be mindful if children are within earshot. You now remove the needle and apply light pressure to the area but without rubbing it. Return your pen to the refrigerator but without the needle attached.