Orlistat (Xenical) come in an easy to swallow capsule form and are available for patients with a BMI > 28. The treatment can help you lose 50% more weight than dieting alone. So, for every 2lb you lose through your own efforts of healthy eating and exercise, Orlistat can help you lose 1lb more.
Saxenda® is used for weight loss in addition to diet and exercise in adults aged 18 and above who have
- a BMI of 30 kg/m² or greater (obesity) or
- a BMI of 27 kg/m² and less than 30 kg/m² (overweight) and weight-related health problems (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal levels of fats in the blood or breathing problems during sleep called ‘obstructive sleep apnoea’).
Wegovy® is for adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or overweight (excess weight) (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems to help them lose weight and keep it off. Wegovy® should be used with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.