Saxenda® is an FDA-approved prescription injectable medicine that may help some adults with excess weight (BMI >25) or obesity (BMI ≥30), lose weight and keep it off.
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). 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.
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.
While Saxenda can be expensive if not covered by your insurance plan, in our area of NJ, many insurance plans provide excellent coverage. NJ state employees have had great success obtaining this prescription for a small co-pay.