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:
Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. Tell your health care professional if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In studies with rats and mice, Saxenda® and medicines that work like Saxenda® caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if Saxenda® will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people.
Do not use Saxenda® if you or any of your family have ever had MTC, or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). See below for full Important Safety Information.
Saxenda® is an FDA-approved prescription injectable medicine that may help some adults with excess weight (body mass index [BMI] ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems or obesity (BMI ≥30), lose weight and keep it off. Saxenda® should be used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity. Click here for full Indications and Usage.
It’s Not Just About Willpower. There’s a Science to Obesity.
Ever wondered what you were doing wrong when eating right, exercising, and willpower weren't enough to help you lose weight and keep it off? The answer may be: nothing. That's because your body works against you when you're trying to lose weight by making you feel hungrier and less full. Saxenda® works like glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1), an appetite hormone your body naturally produces that helps to regulate your hunger. This can lead to eating fewer calories and weight loss. And there's more good news: Saxenda® is not a stimulant. Find out how Saxenda® is helping Kate, Roberto, and Sarah put the frustration of not being able to lose weight and keep it off behind them—and how it can do the same for you.
Kate | Nurse | Age 44 | BMI 32
As a nurse, Kate can relate to the struggles her patients go through with weight loss because she has them too. Exercising and preparing healthy meals for her and her family have helped her lose weight here and there, but she just can't seem to keep it off.
Kate learned how much weight others have lost taking Saxenda®.
Sarah | Single Mom | Age 47 | BMI 35
Sarah is a single mother with a passion for dancing. She works hard to set a good example for her teenage daughter by exercising regularly and cooking healthy meals. Despite this, she's still struggling to reach her weight-loss goals and is becoming more and more frustrated.
Sarah saved on her Saxenda® prescriptions.
Roberto | Lieutenant | Age 38 | BMI 33
Roberto, the former captain of his high school football team, never struggled with weight issues growing up. Now a detective, he goes to the gym 4 days a week and does everything he can to lose weight and keep it off—but it still comes back.
Roberto took the next step in managing his obesity.
"It’s not about finding a quick fix. It’s about focusing on my ongoing weight loss and long-term weight management."