Selected Important Safety Information
Do not share your Saxenda® pen with others even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.
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.
Saxenda® (liraglutide) injection 3 mg is an injectable prescription medicine used for adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems or obesity (BMI ≥30), and children aged 12-17 years with a body weight above 132 pounds (60 kg) and obesity to help them lose weight and keep the weight off. Saxenda® should be used with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity. Click for Important Safety Information.
Experience an approach focused on you
Designed to work along with Saxenda®, SaxendaCare® is more than just tips—it uses scientifically proven weight-loss and maintenance strategies. SaxendaCare® provides support with a personalized web dashboard, helpful emails, and on-demand phone support with the Saxenda® Hotline. All this at no cost to you.
Please note that SaxendaCare® is being retired and is no longer accepting new registrations.
Taking Saxenda® and looking for resources and more information? Click here.
If you have a teen aged 12-17 with obesity and you’re considering Saxenda® for them, call the Saxenda® Hotline for more information.
Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM ET
It’s about you—staying focused, navigating challenges, and making changes step by step
Your personalized SaxendaCare® experience will help you:
- Create reduced-calorie eating and increased activity goals
- Stay accountable
- Switch gears when you need it
- Build the skills you need to take each step
SaxendaCare® offers online skill building activities, emails, and a personalized web dashboard.
Phone support with the Saxenda® Hotline
- Call if you have questions about taking Saxenda®
- Learn about your Saxenda® pen
- Dosing and refill reminders
- Setting goals and expectations
- Scheduling time for being active