Saxenda is an injectable prescription medicine used to help those with obesity lose weight and keep this weight off. Saxenda should be used with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity. It is important to be aware that it may need to be used long term.
Weight Loss Tablets
We can also prescribe Orlistat (Xenical). This medicine stops the body from absorbing 30% of the fat from meals. This reduction in fat absorption reduces overall daily calorie intake. Orlistat is taken before, during or one hour after each major meal.
It may only be prescribed to patients with a BMI of over 30 or >28 with other weight-related conditions. Orlistat also acts as a deterrent for high-fat foods due to the stomach discomfort experienced if you do eat a high-fat meal.