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    How Saxenda® Works

    Saxenda® is different from weight management products that you may have taken in the past. It works like a hormone the body produces naturally that regulates appetite, known as glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1).a By activating areas of your brain that regulate appetite, Saxenda® may make you feel less hungry, which can lead to lower calorie intake and weight loss.b Saxenda® can help you to not only lose weight, but keep it off as well.



    aIndividual results may vary.



    Your body naturally produces glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps regulate your appetite. Saxenda® works like GLP-1. GLP-1 is thought to regulate one’s appetite. Calorie intake is a behavior that may be impacted by appetite.






    More support as you get started on Saxenda®

    To help you get off to a good start on Saxenda®, we offer SaxendaCare®, a support program focused on small steps that help you work toward your weight management goals. Enroll in SaxendaCare® and you will have access to

    • SaxendaCare® coaches to provide support and answer questions
    • Creative ways to build healthy habits that fit your lifestyle
    • The ability to sync with popular fitness trackers so you see how you’re working toward building healthy habits
    • And much more…

    Learn more about all that SaxendaCare® offers.


    How Saxenda® is taken

    A once-daily, self-injectable medicine, Saxenda® comes in a prefilled pen. It’s the first and only FDA-approved weight-loss medicine in a pen that helps you lose weight and keep it off. Learn how to use Saxenda® and talk to your health care professional if you have any questions.





    Learn more about Saxenda®

    Have questions about Saxenda® and the support available?
    Read these FAQs



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    No, but it sounds fun!

    Common side effects of Saxenda include:

    • nausea,
    • diarrhea,
    • constipation,
    • vomiting,
    • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia),
    • decreased appetite,
    • headache,
    • dizziness,
    • fatigue,
    • abdominal or stomach pain or upset,
    • indigestion,
    • bloating,
    • gas,
    • urinary tract infection,
    • dry mouth,
    • changes in taste,
    • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),
    • belching,
    • injection site reactions or redness,
    • lack of energy or weakness,
    • gastroenteritis,
    • anxiety, or
    • insomnia.
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    Keto is much more fun. And isn't a nasty drug.
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    While I despise all of the drug commercials that we have here, I love hearing the side effects. Still waiting for Bleeding from the eyes.
    explosive diarrhea is a favorite.
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    found some more!

    Like Victoza, Saxenda has been associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, or pancreas cancer, in patients using this still relatively new obesity, or weight-loss, drug.
    However, the alarming difference between Saxenda and Victoza is that the standard dose of Saxenda for obesity contains 3.0 mg of liraglutide, while the standard doses of Victoza for diabetes are 1.2 mg or 1.8 mg of liraglutide. So the patient using Saxenda is getting about two-times more liraglutide than the patient using Victoza.
    While the current Prescribing Information, or drug label, for Saxenda (accessed 1/30/18) has a so-called "Black-Box Warning" for the risk of thyroid C-cell tumors, a type of thyroid cancer, and pancreatitis is mentioned in the Warnings and Precautions section, there is nothing about an increased risk of pancreatic cancer.
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    ^^I suppose if you develop pancreatic cancer, you'll definitely lose weight quickly...(I'm going straight to hell, aren't I?)

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    um, saxenda has a black box warning. unless you are seriously obese, i don't understand the rationale for taking it.
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    FDA approved doesn't mean it is ok or healthy. They approve bad things with horrible side affects and ingredients.
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    I am. No side effects yet.
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    Good luck OS. I hope that you continue to have no side effects.
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    Thanks! It's only been about a month now. My doctor and I discussed all of the warnings pretty thoroughly before we agreed to try it. Most of the concerns come from reactions in mice exposed to massively high doses, and I was willing to give it a try. It comes with a year-long subscription to the Noom plan, too, but I haven't enrolled in that part yet.
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    Orangeslice, i'm one week in and just occasional nausea at first and some fatigue but manageable. hope you are getting great results. i start shakeology and adding weights to my walking exercise.
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    Looks too much like a damn insulin pen for my comfort.
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    Nop, i not tried it but once i will try

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDark View Post
    Looks too much like a damn insulin pen for my comfort.
    It's bascially just super strength Victoza (T2 DM injectable).

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