What Results Have Been Seen With Saxenda®?

Medical studies with more than 3,000 people taking Saxenda® were conducted to understand the benefits and risks of Saxenda®. Learn more about some of the results below.

Results from a medical study showed significant weight loss

Along with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, some people in a medical study lost nearly 2.5 times more weight with Saxenda® versus placebo (17.3 lb vs 7 lb).a Study participants had an average starting weight of 234 lb and an average BMI of 38.

Results from a medical study showed significant weight loss


aThese results were from a 56-week trial of adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) with at least 1 weight-related condition, or obesity (BMI ≥30), not including patients with type 2 diabetes. On average, 27% of people on Saxenda® and 34% on placebo did not complete the study. In the study, 62% of patients on Saxenda® lost ≥5% of their body weight (vs 34% placebo) and 34% lost ≥10% body weight (vs 15% placebo). Significant weight loss was only evaluated at 56 weeks, as per study design.

Majority in the study taking Saxenda® lost weight

In the same study, the majority of people achieved significant weight loss.

Results seen with Saxenda®

Results seen with Saxenda®

Changes in body weight over a year

The chart below is from a 1-year study of more than 3,500 adults.b It shows the average change in body weightc at 56 weeks. Individual results may vary.

Chart showing the average change in body weight after 56 weeks

bPatients without type 2 diabetes and with a BMI ≥30 or ≥27 with at least 1 weight-related condition, along with a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity.
cAverage starting weight was 233.9 lb and average starting BMI was 38.3.
dA reduction in body weight of 5% or more.

In a different 1-year study, most people who stayed on Saxenda® kept the weight off

Saxenda® can help you keep weight off. In a 1-year medical study,e,f 8 out of 10 people who were able to lose 5% or more of their weight within 4 to 12 weeks with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity were able to maintain that weight loss with Saxenda® along with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.

In addition, at the end of this study, on average, people who were on Saxenda® were able to achieve an additional 6.8% weight loss versus placebo (0.2%).

Results seen with Saxenda®

Results seen with Saxenda®

eA 56-week trial of adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) with at least 1 weight-related condition, or obesity (BMI ≥30), not including patients with type 2 diabetes. This study was designed to measure weight loss (beginning to end of trial), ability to keep weight off (didn’t gain >0.5%), and those who achieved >5% weight loss.
fResults may not reflect those expected in the general population.