Many of us have trouble reaching our desired weight, even with diet and exercise. Orlistat can be helpful in people with a BMI of or greater than 28 with predisposing risk factors such as heart disease or with a BMI of 30 in people without risk factors. Orlistat is available over the counter as Alli 60mg and on prescription as Xenical 120mg.
Mysimba is a relatively new drug which is a combination of Naltrexone and Buproprion. Mysimba can be used in people with a BMI 27 and above with predisposing risk factors such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension or BMI 30 without risk factors.
Saxenda contains liraglutide which works by causing you to feel fuller and less hungry. The dose is titrated up over 5 weeks to reach the maintenance dose. Administration is via once daily self injection. The needle is extra fine and hidden away in a pen so that you do not see it, you just push against the upper arm, stomach or thigh and click the top of the pen. If you would like further information please go to www.saxenda.co.uk.