Saxenda is an FDA-approved medication for weight loss. Unlike other weight loss medications, Saxenda is not an oral drug taken in the form of a pill. It is an injectable prescription medication that may help some obese or overweight adults lose weight and maintain weight loss. It is used together with exercise and a calorie-controlled diet and is usually prescribed as a weight loss aid for obese and overweight adults who also have weight-related medical problems or are at a risk of developing these issues, such as high blood pressure.
Saxenda contains the drug liraglutide, which mimics a hormone known as GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide), which is created in the intestines. This medicine works in different ways. One role is it tells your brain that you are full. It can also help beta cells normalize blood sugars. Continue reading