Understanding Saxenda® Side Effects

You can learn more about potential side effects of treatment with Saxenda® by reviewing the full Prescribing Information and reading about common side effects below.

The most common Saxenda® side effects are:

  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • decreased appetite
  • upset stomach
  • tiredness
  • dizziness
  • stomach pain
  • change in enzyme (lipase) levels in your blood 

Helpful tips for managing nausea

Nausea is the most common side effect when first starting Saxenda®, but decreases over time for most people as their body gets used to the medicine. If you do experience nausea, here are some things that may help:

  • Eat bland, low-fat foods, like crackers, toast, and rice
  • Eat foods that contain water, like soups and gelatin
  • Don't lie down after you eat
  • Go outside to get some fresh air

The dosing schedule is designed to reduce the likelihood of gastrointestinal symptoms. Tell your health care provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Learn more about Saxenda®, including possible side effects, in the Medication Guide.

It's important to take the time to learn about your medicine

It’s important to take the time to learn about your medicine.

Be sure to talk to your health care provider if you have questions about side effects.


Why Saxenda®?

Take another look at the results of medical studies that showed Saxenda® was an effective treatment to help people lose weight and keep it off.

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