Updated: Nov 28, 2021
Boosts your body's natural responses to weight loss.
What is saxenda?
Saxenda Boosts your body's natural responses to weight loss. The appetite hormone glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1) is produced naturally by your body and helps to regulate your hunger. Saxenda works similarly to GLP-1 in that it controls your appetite, allowing you to eat less calories and still lose weight.
Saxenda is an injectable prescribed drug that may help obese or overweight adults with weight-related medical problems, as well as children aged 12 to 17 years with a body weight greater than 132 pounds (60 kg) and obesity, lose weight and keep it off. It is paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
What is the best way to use Saxenda?
Saxenda is normally used once a day according to your doctor’s instructions. Your doctor may adjust your dose from time to time. Use this medicine only as directed. Do not use it in bigger or lesser doses or for longer than suggested.
Read all of the patient information, prescription guidelines, and instruction sheets that you've been given. If you have any concerns, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
Saxenda is given as an injection under the skin at any time of day, with or without food. You will be taught how to inject yourself at home. If you don't know how to give an injection or properly dispose of used needles and syringes, don't self-inject this drug.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you forget to take your Saxenda daily dose, take it as soon as possible. Then, on the following day, take your regular daily dose. To make up for a missed dosage, do not take an additional dose of Saxenda or raise your dose the next day.
If you miss three days or more of your Saxenda dosage, contact your healthcare practitioner to discuss restarting your treatment.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor right away.
What should I avoid while using Saxenda?
Never share an injectable pen, cartridge, or syringe with another individual. Sharing these devices increases the risk of infection or sickness spreading from one person to another.
Saxenda should not be used in conjunction with any other weight-loss products, diet tablets, or appetite suppressants.
What are the possible side effects of Saxenda?
The following are some of the most common Saxenda side effects: nausea, vomiting, nausea (particularly when you first start using Saxenda); increased heart rate; diarrhea, constipation; headache, dizziness or Feeling tired.
If you develop hives, fast heartbeats, dizziness, difficulties breathing or swallowing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or neck, get emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor right away.