Saxenda

Saxenda (liraglutide) injection 3 mg is an injectable prescription medicine that may help some adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems or obesity (BMI ≥30) lose weight and keep the weight off. Saxenda® should be used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity

  • Important information:
  •  Saxenda is not for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
  •  Saxenda and Victoza® have the same active ingredient, liraglutide, and 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.

  • Do not use Saxenda if:
  •  You or any of your family have a history of MTC.
  •  You have MEN 2. This is a disease where people have tumors in more than one gland in their body.
  •  You are allergic to liraglutide or any of the ingredients in Saxenda. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, fainting or feeling dizzy, very rapid heartbeat, problems breathing or swallowing, and severe rash or itching.

Talk with your health care provider if you are not sure if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Saxenda® may harm your unborn baby