Being overweight or obese can have serious long term health impacts, such as increasing your risk of suffering a heart attack, from diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. If you have a BMI of 30 or more, or of 27 or more and have other health complications such as diabetes, you should consider losing weight for the sake of your health. Your GP can give advice on how to lose weight, with a diet and exercise plan. However, if you are struggling to lose weight, you may want to speak to your doctor about using a weight loss aid to help you lose weight faster than dieting alone. You can calculate your BMI using an online calculator and inputting your age, weight and height. These weight loss aid tablets can change your attitude to food and what makes you feel full, and some can stop your body from absorbing a third of the fat you consume. You should not take these medications if you are a healthy weight, and you should only take them under your doctor’s guidance.
Being overweight or obese can have serious long term health consequences such as an increased risk of suffering from a heart attack, high cholesterol or high blood pressure. If you have a BMI of 27 or more, you should consider losing weight so as to reduce the risks of these kinds of illnesses. Weight loss aids are available from iMeds, such as Mysimba, which changes your attitude to food, or Orlistat and Xenical, which reduce the amount of fat your body absorbs. You should only take these under guidance from your doctor.
Below are some common medicines often used in weight loss. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list and other non-medical methods or lifestyle changes may be more suitable. If you would like to learn more about these options, then please click here. Before receiving medication you must answer a number of questions to asses your suitability. All questions are reviewed by a GMC registered doctor before a final decision is made. All medication is dispensed via a full regulated and registered UK pharmacy.