Last Updated on March 23, 2023 by Nurse Vicky
Are Weight Loss Injections Dangerous?
The answer depends on which method you choose.
While there are risks associated with some methods, they are generally safe.
If you want to avoid the risks associated with injections, you should research the methods before opting for one.
You can read about Saxenda, Slim Jab, and Mesotherapy.
You can also choose a doctor who will offer you a safe and healthy treatment.
If you are not comfortable with the procedure, it is better to avoid it altogether.
Many people wonder if
Saxenda and weight loss injections are safe.
Saxenda is a prescription medication approved for adults with a BMI greater than 30 or 27 who have been struggling to lose weight.
Saxenda is also approved for people with high blood pressure or cholesterol and diabetes.
It is meant to be used along with a healthy diet and exercise plan for chronic weight management in adults. But there are some dangers to using Saxenda.
While side effects are rare, the medication can have serious side effects for some people.
Some of these include low blood sugar levels, kidney failure, and pancreatitis.
Saxenda can also cause nausea, and you should avoid large meals or spicy foods while taking it.
To minimize your risk of nausea, you should drink plenty of water, and be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience excessive nausea.
The medication is not likely to cause severe nausea, but if you do experience symptoms, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Slender Pen, or slim jab, is a drug that is often used to help people lose weight.
While it is possible to lose weight using this drug, you should consider other options.
Gastric band, sleeve, and bypass are more established procedures for losing weight.
There are non-surgical options, as well, like gastric balloons. In some cases, these procedures will work better than the Slender Pen.
The Slim Jab is a controversial weight loss injection that was first approved in the UK in 2017.
At the time, it was only available on a private prescription.
But recently, it was rolled out on the NHS under strict criteria.
To qualify, you must have a BMI above 30 and have tried unsuccessful weight loss methods.
You will also need to fill out an online questionnaire about your medical history and current symptoms.
You can then go in-store to collect the injection. The entire treatment takes between 17 days and four and a half weeks to complete.
Slim Jab injection costs around PS15 and five pens are available for PS240.
The weight-loss Jab reduces appetite and helps people lose weight without exercise.
The injection shrinks the stomach and reconditions the body to expect less food.
The weight-loss injection is administered daily by the patient themselves using a pen-like device.
It contains a chemical compound called Liraglutide, which instructs the body to stop eating after a meal. However, the slim-jab has been linked to dangerous side effects, such as gall bladder disease and pancreatitis.
While mesotherapy has been practiced for decades in Europe and South America, it is still not widely recognized in the United States.
This alternative medicine treatment makes use of ingredients that the FDA does not approve.
Moreover, there are no standard mesotherapy formulas, and practitioners can use different medications.
The injections are also sometimes given by laymen in nonmedical settings, which can result in unwanted side effects.
As with any medical procedure, it is important to find a licensed practitioner who uses safe and effective mesotherapy techniques.
A mesotherapy treatment involves weekly injections.
This procedure targets the middle layer of skin to dissolve stubborn fat deposits.
Although mesotherapy is not FDA-approved, many people swear by this treatment.
The risks of this procedure are minimal, and some patients can return to work or their regular activities immediately after the treatment.
However, mesotherapy is not considered safe for everyone, and patients should be warned that the procedure is not an ideal choice for people with severe weight problems.