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 as well as Limitations of Use.
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.
How Saxenda® Works
Saxenda® is different from weight management products that you may have taken in the past. It works like a hormone the body produces naturally that regulates appetite, known as glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1).a By activating areas of your brain that regulate appetite, Saxenda® may make you feel less hungry, which can lead to lower calorie intake and weight loss.b Saxenda® can help you to not only lose weight, but keep it off as well.
aIndividual results may vary.
Your body naturally produces glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps regulate your appetite. Saxenda® works like GLP-1. GLP-1 is thought to regulate one’s appetite. Calorie intake is a behavior that may be impacted by appetite.
More support as you get started on Saxenda®
To help you get off to a good start on Saxenda®, we offer SaxendaCare®, a support program focused on small steps that help you work toward your weight management goals. Enroll in SaxendaCare® and you will have access to
- SaxendaCare® coaches to provide support and answer questions
- Creative ways to build healthy habits that fit your lifestyle
- The ability to sync with popular fitness trackers so you see how you’re working toward building healthy habits
- And much more…
How Saxenda® is taken
A once-daily, self-injectable medicine, Saxenda® comes in a prefilled pen. It’s the first and only FDA-approved weight-loss medicine in a pen that helps you lose weight and keep it off. Learn how to use Saxenda® and talk to your health care professional if you have any questions.