The price is in the region of £400 per month. It’s a lifelong commitment as you’ll lose the benefit when you stop taking it and the weight you have lost would normally be regained quickly. The positive news is that you will know within 3 months if you are going to be successful. If you haven’t lost any weight by that time, the trials show that you never will. It means you could stop paying after 3 months if the results weren’t as you hoped.
If you do lose weight with it, you are committing to nearly £5000 per year. This is a similar amount to the cost of a gastric band procedure and is more than you would pay for a gastric balloon. The gastric band would deliver better short and long term weight loss than Saxenda, and the balloon would deliver better short term results.
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It’s understandable that people with a BMI above 30 would prefer a non surgical solution to help them manage their weight. Saxenda is unlikely to be that solution however as the weight loss is modest. All eligible patients could expect to do a lot better with a gastric band and many would do better with a gastric balloon. It’s likely that risks associated with the band or balloon are lower than most patients imagine. It means that if you are considering Saxenda you should think carefully about these options too. They are proven over a long period of time to be both safe and effective. Certainly those with BMIs above 40 would achieve far better results with a gastric sleeve or a gastric bypass than they would with Saxenda.
You’ll put the weight back on. A long term weight loss solution will require you to take Saxenda indefinitely or to have a weight loss surgery procedure instead.
The main side effect of Saxenda is that patients experience a period of nausea. This usually settles after a few weeks. There are other side effects and these would be explained at consultation before you proceed. Although the incidence rates are very low, the trial data show that patients are at an increased risk of gall bladder disease and pancreatitis. If you have visited this page it means you are serious about finding a sustainable solution for managing your weight. We help hundreds of people every week who are weighing up their options just as you are. The best course of action will vary from patient to patient based on their own personal circumstances. Please call us on 0800 3134618 or complete our enquiry to explore all of the options available to you.
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