Saxenda® is an FDA-approved, prescription injectable medicine that, when used with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, may help some adults with excess weight who may also have weight-related medical problems (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes), to lose weight and keep it off.
Along with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, some people in a medical study lost nearly 2.5 times more weight with Saxenda® versus placebo (17.3 lb vs 7 lb). Study participants had an average starting weight of 234 lb and an average body mass index (BMI) of 38.
How does Saxenda work?
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). 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. Saxenda® can help you to not only lose weight, but keep it off as well.
While medication is a great step in the battle to lose weight, just taking a medication might not be enough. While your primary care doctor may be able to prescribe Saxenda, its is unlikely that they will be able to provide the other important pieces of the weight loss puzzle. At Resolve Medical Weight Loss, that is what we do, every day. Seeing a weight loss professional gives you the best chance to succeed.