SAXENDA 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. should be used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.
– 3 out of 5 people achieved significant weight loss of 5% or more (-12 lb of average loss)
– 1 out of 3 people achieved significant weight loss of 10% or more (-23 lb of average loss)
– 6% of people achieved significant weight loss of 20% or more (-47 lb of average loss)
In a clinical study of people taking for 3 years:
– 56% achieved significant weight loss at year 1, and
– Approximately half of these patients maintained weight loss at 3 years when taking Saxenda added
to a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, compared with people not on the drug.
Reducing your waistline isn’t the only impact of weight loss. Taking off weight and keeping it off may help improve conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
is not indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure or high cholesterol. It is not known if Saxenda changes your risk of heart problems or stroke or of death due to heart problems or stroke.
While you are at rest, Saxenda can increase your heart rate. Tell your health care provider if you feel your heart racing or pounding in your chest and it lasts for several minutes while taking Saxenda.
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