About Saxenda®

  • 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


  • Comes in a prefilled pen you take once a day

  • Can be taken daily, with or without food

  • After the first use, does not need to be refrigerated

  • After initial use of the pen, it can be stored at room temperature between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C) or in the refrigerator between 36°F and 46°F (2°C and 8°C) for 30 days

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.

For more information on taking Saxenda®, see the Dosing Guide. You can also review Pen Training.