Dosing With Saxenda®

Below are 2 ways to begin your Saxenda® dosing schedule depending on whether your health care professional provided you with a sample kit. Please be sure to review the dosing guide that applies to you.

Saxenda® Dosing Schedule 

Your prescription of Saxenda® contains enough medication for 30 days, if on maintenance dose of 3 mg. Below is a simple dosing schedule to guide you through the starting dosage of 0.6 mg to the full dosage of 3 mg. 

Dosing education guide


Use Saxenda® exactly as prescribed by your health care professional. After you start Saxenda®, your dose should be increased weekly until you reach the 3-mg dose. If you have any questions, call your health care professional.

Nausea is the most common side effect when first starting Saxenda®, but decreases over time in most people as their body gets used to the medicine. For additional side effects, please refer to the Medication Guide.


Saxenda® Dosing Schedule (if you started with sample kit pen)

Take medication once daily any time. Starting dose is 0.6 mg per day for 1 week. Increase each week until dose is 3 mg or as prescribed by your health care professional.

Stay on treatment schedule by filling your prescription before completing 17 doses. On day 18, use a new pen from your filled prescription to continue treatment.

 

Use Saxenda® exactly as prescribed by your health care professional. After you start Saxenda®, your dose should be increased weekly until you reach the 3-mg dose. If you have any questions, call your health care professional.

Nausea is the most common side effect when first starting Saxenda®, but decreases over time in most people as their body gets used to the medicine. For additional side effects, please refer to the Medication Guide.