Weight loss pills

If you need help losing weight, we can prescribe treatment, such as weight loss pills, to support your weight management plan effectively. If you're medically suitable, you'll be asked to collect your first order, after which you can choose delivery. Your treatment will be dispensed or delivered discreetly.

If you need help losing weight, we can prescribe treatment, such as weight loss pills, to support your weight management plan effectively. If you're medically suitable, you'll be asked to collect your first order, after which you can choose delivery. Your treatment will be dispensed or delivered discreetly.

About weight loss pills

  • Who can take weight loss tablets?

    We can only prescribe weight loss treatment if your BMI is above 30 (or 28 if you have a risk factor such as diabetes). In your consultation questionnaire we'll work out your BMI. We'll also ask about other medicines you're taking, any conditions you have, and whether you're pregnant. The questionnaire is completely confidential, and we'll use the information to ensure the treatment you have requested is safe to take.

  • Do weight loss pills work?

    The weight loss treatments we prescribe come as a capsule. You swallow 1 of these within an hour of eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nearly a third of the fat that you eat is blocked by the treatment. The undigested fat is not absorbed into your body and is passed out with your stools (faeces). These capsules should not be used long-term, and are there to support lifestyle changes like healthy eating and increased exercise.

  • Weight management

    The goal with weight management should be to reach a healthy weight for your height and build, and to maintain it. Achieving sustainable results and staying at your goal weight is best done by making adjustments to your lifestyle, being more active and eating a balanced diet. However, it is possible that prescription treatments can help you reach your goal weight. If you have any concerns about sudden weight gain, you should see your GP for advice.

  • Our weight loss clinic

    We can prescribe either Orlistat, or its branded version, Xenical. Request the treatment you'd like and complete the medical questionnaire. We will use this information to ensure that the treatment is safe and suitable for you. If approved, your first prescription must be collected in-store so your height and weight can be checked – this is for your safety. Thereafter, you can select either collection or delivery.

  • Other weight loss treatments - coming soon

    We're working on bringing you two new weight loss treatments, Saxenda and Wegovy. They're both weight loss injections used to help reduce and regulate your appetite and have been proven to be very effective.

    Be the first to hear about when we're launching these treatments by clicking the links below:

    If you're interested in starting Saxenda now, you can head over to LloydsPharmacy to find out more about their Medicated Weight Loss Service.

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