Selected Important Safety Information
What is the most important information I should know about Saxenda®?
Serious side effects may happen in people who take Saxenda®, including:
1. Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. During the drug testing process, the medicine in Saxenda® caused rats and mice to develop tumors of the thyroid gland. Some of these tumors were cancers. It is not known if Saxenda® will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid cancer in people. See below for full Important Safety Information as well as Limitations of Use.
Need Help Taking Off Excess Weight and Keeping It Off?
You have tried for years. Countless unhealthy diets. Short-term exercise fads. Endless frustration. It’s no longer about finding a quick fix—it’s about focusing on your ongoing weight loss.
Saxenda® is an FDA-approved, prescription injectable medicine that, when used with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, may help some adults with excess weighta who also have weight-related medical problems (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes), or obesity,b to lose weight and keep it off.
Saxenda® is not for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and should not be used with Victoza® or any other GLP-1 receptor agonist or insulin. It is not known if Saxenda® is safe and effective when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight-loss products. Click here for additional Limitations of Use.
Be sure to look up your co-pay and ask your health care professional if Saxenda® is right for you.
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For Health Care Professionals
Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)
a Body mass index (BMI) ≥27.
b BMI ≥30.