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® is an injectable prescription medicine used with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity 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 it off. Click for Important Safety Information.
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.
Live phone support
- 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
Your SaxendaCare® Welcome Kit
- Welcome letter
- Health and Wellness guide
- Portion plate with instructions
Your free SaxendaCare® Welcome Kit comes in the mail after you enroll.