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.

Saxenda® regulates appetite, decreases calorie intake, and supports weight loss and ongoing weight management

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…

Learn more about all that SaxendaCare® offers.

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.

Saxenda® pen

Saxenda® pen

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