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.Show
SaxendaCare® is here to help you stay on track with your weight-management goals. Speak with your health care professional when you have specific questions related to your medicine or dosing schedule.
- Saxenda® is an injectable prescription medicine that may help some obese adults or overweight adults who also have weight related medical problems lose weight and keep the weight off
- Saxenda® should be used with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity
- Saxenda® is not for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Saxenda® and Victoza® have the same active ingredient, liraglutide. Saxenda® and Victoza® should not be used together
- Saxenda® should not be used with other GLP-1 receptor agonist medicines
- Saxenda® and insulin should not be used together
- It is not known if Saxenda® is safe and effective when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight-loss products
- It is not known if Saxenda® changes your risk of heart problems or stroke or of death due to heart problems or stroke
- It is not known if Saxenda® can be used safely in people who have had pancreatitis
- It is not known if Saxenda® is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age. Saxenda® is not recommended for use in children
If you feel you need help remembering your medication schedule, try making it a part of your daily routine. For example, try taking it each day before or after you brush your teeth or eat breakfast. This might help you form a good habit more quickly.
Learn the right way to use the Saxenda® Pen
Below is a quick video guide. Before using your Saxenda® pen please read the Instructions For Use. Consult your health care professional for instructions on how to use your pen.
Do not share your pen or needles with anyone else. You may give an infection to them or get an infection from them. Always use a new needle for each injection. This will prevent contamination, infection, leakage of Saxenda®, and blocked needles leading to the wrong dose.