When considering choosing Saxenda as a weight-loss method many people often include the price as a big factor in their decision making, and rightly so. One of our most frequently asked questions is how much does Saxenda cost, and how long will they need to use it so that they can determine how much Saxenda will set them back over time. Saxenda prices vary and you need to take into account where you’re buying this prescription medicine from, and their reputability, credibility, and the level of care they provide with your Saxenda purchase.
For some, Saxenda is a huge investment, it’s potentially life-changing so it’s a big purchase to make. Since it isn’t routinely given on the NHS, you may need to go private. Doctor 4 U is one of the cheapest places to buy Saxenda in the UK, but it doesn’t all come down to cost when choosing where you buy Saxenda, our reputation, emphasis on patient safety, and accreditations make us one of the leading providers of Saxenda.
Here’s everything you need to know about buying Saxenda.
How much does Saxenda cost in the UK?
For one Saxenda pen, you can expect to pay around £70 in the UK, this may be slightly lower or higher depending on the seller’s other fees such as a fee for prescription and dispensing the medicine but this should all be included in the price displayed.
Beware of companies selling way below all of their competitors’ prices, if it seems too cheap then it’s probably too good to be true and you should question it. The reason you should be wary of this is that there may be a chance that they’re not regulated to sell medicines online, they may be sourcing their medicines from outside of the UK, or they may not be including a prescription in this fee which means that there are no medical professionals supervising or approving the provision of this medicine to patients, and so patient safety is at risk. After all, Saxenda is a prescription medicine and this requires a consultation with a doctor who determines whether the medicine is safe and suitable for you and if so, a prescription is generated, all of which has costs.
Always check that the company you buy from is authorised to sell medicines online by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, by searching here.
Where is the cheapest place to buy Saxenda in the UK?
Of course your safety matters to you but you also want to get the best price for Saxenda, right? Luckily we’ve done the research for you and gathered Saxenda prices from all of the leading online providers and laid them out below in this handy table:
|Price per pen||Free needles included?||Free sharps bin included?||Postage price|
Doctor 4 U
|£72.99 or £66 with 10% lifetime discount||Yes||Yes||Free next-day delivery|
|Simple Online Pharmacy||£70||Yes||Yes||
|London Slimming Clinic||£51||No - £2.50 for 25 needles||No - £5||
As you can see it’s not just the price of the medicine you need to consider, there are also extra costs for needles, sharps bin, and postage. Take London Slimming Clinic, for example, their cost for one Saxenda pen is fairly low down the range but when adding needles, sharps bin, and postage into the equation, this can bring the price up significantly.
At Doctor 4 U we offer a very fair price for our Saxenda pens, plus we offer speedy next day delivery at no extra charge, as well as a free sharps bin and a set amount of free needles that are needed with each dose. We do our best to keep the price fair and affordable for our patients which is why we offer a lifetime discount of 10% when you join our Doctor 4 U Saxenda Support Group on Facebook. The 10% discount is a small part of joining this group, you gain a lot more through the advice, tips, and encouragement from the group’s members who are going through a weight loss journey using Saxenda.
How much does Saxenda cost per month?
This depends on the dose you’re taking and how long a Saxenda pen lasts. The first pen you start with can last 17 days but each pen after this lasts a shorter amount of time.
In the first month, you can expect to use 3 pens which would typically cost around £213. In month two you will need to start a new pen every 6 days and so you could use up 4 pens in a month. When multiple pens are bought at once this can work out cheaper than if you were to buy the pens individually.
There are ways to bring the cost of Saxenda down without comprising on the quality of service and care. Our free delivery, 10% discount for members, and options to purchase multiple packs of pens help to bring this cost down.
See the below diagram to help you work out how long a Saxenda pen lasts and how much this should cost you:
Are there cheaper alternatives to Saxenda?
Saxenda contains the ingredient liraglutide. Liraglutide is used to treat weight loss and type 2 diabetes, however, not all medicines containing liraglutide are licensed for weight loss. Victoza is another injectable medication containing liraglutide, and although it may cause some weight loss it should not be used for this purpose. Victoza is licensed for controlling type 2 diabetes in adults. Although Victoza contains the same ingredient and may be cheaper, it should not be used as an alternative to Saxenda.
Of course, there are many weight loss aids out there in the form of pills but they may not have the same effectiveness as Saxenda, plus Saxenda works in a different way to many other weight loss aids. It works on a particular hormone known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), this is a naturally occurring hormone that controls appetite and lets our brain know when we’re full. Essentially, Saxenda mimics the actions of this hormone helping to suppress your appetite and feel fuller after eating less which therefore reduces body weight over time.
Is it worth the price?
If you’re overweight or obese and have tried countless aids to help you lose weight with no avail, or you struggle to lose weight with just diet and exercise alone, then Saxenda may be the one that works for you. It’s not just about losing weight, it’s about preventing those serious health complications of obesity such as heart disease and diabetes, and therefore if Saxenda can help you to do this then it’s certainly worth it.
Saxenda is a highly effective medication and there are lots of studies to back this up. One of these studies involved 3,731 participants and the results were very positive with 3 out of 5 participants losing 5% or more weight, and one-third lost over 10% of their starting weight which is staggering.
Some people don’t put a price on their health, but costs are an important factor for many. At Doctor 4 U we want our patients to achieve their weight loss goals safely and affordably, which is why make our prices as fair as we possibly can. Within the price of £72.99, we include a consultation which is reviewed by our registered GPs to ensure that this medicine is safe and suitable for you, we provide free next-day delivery that is secure and tracked and we’ll always give you a call to ensure you’re available to receive your parcel on the day as it is a refrigerated medicine. We provide a free sharps bin for safe disposable of your needles, and a set amount of free needles are also included in the price as well as a Saxenda instruction guide.
We also provide discounts where we can so sign up to our emails and check out our Doctor 4 U Saxenda Support Group on Facebook for exclusive offers.