Does Saxenda come with needles?

last updated: Aug 24, 2023

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  1. Does Saxenda come with needles?

We spoke with Dr. Felix Gussone, MD about Saxenda, a weight loss medication available for once daily administration by subcutaneous injection (under the skin).  

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Does Saxenda come with needles?

No, a Saxenda prescription does not come with needles. Depending on which state you live in, you’ll either need a separate prescription for disposable needles for your daily injection, or you might be able to buy the needles online without a prescription. Speak with your healthcare provider about how to get the needles required for administering your medication.

Your Saxenda medication will come in a pen-like injector with a small window that you will use to adjust the pen to your prescribed dose. Each time you give yourself your injection, you’ll need to attach a new needle by pulling off the paper tab, pushing the needle straight onto the pen, and twisting it until it is tight.


If you have any medical questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider. The articles on Health Guide are underpinned by peer-reviewed research and information drawn from medical societies and governmental agencies. However, they are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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August 24, 2023

Written by

Felix Gussone, MD

Fact checked by

Yael Cooperman, MD

About the medical reviewer

Yael Cooperman is a physician and works as a Senior Manager, Medical Content & Education at Ro.

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