Can I get weight loss injections on the NHS?

Saxenda® is available on the NHS as a treatment option to help aid weight loss when lifestyle and behavioural approaches have not been effective on their own – and when the potential benefits of treatment outweigh the risks.

What is the best slimming pill UK?

Currently, only one weight loss pill, orlistat, is approved specifically for treating obesity on the NHS. Note that any drug that is powerful enough to help you lose weight is also likely to include side effects that should be considered before taking the treatment.

Do weight loss injections really work?

If fat burning injections are part of a larger weight loss plan, they are incredibly effective. By speeding up your metabolism and increasing the amount of fat you burn, you will also lose weight faster as a result. However, while fat burning injections are effective, they are not magic.

Which is the best medicine for weight loss?

The only medicine prescribed for weight loss is Orlistat. For more information on weight loss medication, see Obesity: treatment. If lifestyle changes and medicines don’t work, your GP may talk to you about weight loss surgery.

When does a doctor prescribe a weight loss medication?

Health care professionals often use BMI to help decide who might benefit from weight-loss medications. Your doctor may prescribe a medication to treat your overweight or obesity if you are an adult with a BMI of 27 or more and you have weight-related health problems, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.

What is the National Medical weight loss programme?

The National Medical Weight Loss Programme (NMWLP) was developed exclusively to train registered healthcare professionals. Some examples of the professionals we train can be found below.

Are there any side effects of weight loss medications?

Experts are concerned that, in some cases, the side effects of prescription medications to treat overweight and obesity may outweigh the benefits. For this reason, you should never take a weight-loss medication only to improve the way you look. In the past, some weight-loss medications were linked to serious health problems.