How much weight will I lose if I take Saxenda?

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved in 2014 a drug called Saxenda, a medication for weight management. Researchers evaluated Saxenda in three clinical trials involving nearly 5,000 people who were obese and overweight. On average, the study participants lost 4.5% of their weight from the beginning of the studies. That means someone who weighed 300 pounds lost 13.5 pounds. Someone who weighed 200 pounds lost 9 pounds. Those who received the highest doses of Saxenda lost the most weight. During the studies, the people were also counseled on lifestyle changes, including diet and physical activity.

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