Medicine that helps you lose weight

Medicine that helps you lose weight

21st January 2022

Weight loss treatments at Brent Pharmacy

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Brent Pharmacy recommends Orlistat

Prescription medications that help you lose weight work in different ways. For example, some may help you feel less hungry or fuller sooner, and other medications may make it harder for your body to absorb fat from the foods you eat.

If you are unhappy with your weight, a healthy eating plan and regular physical activity will help you lose weight and keep it off over the long term. But if these lifestyle changes are not working after a period of time, your health care professional may prescribe medications as part of a weight management program.

Which medicine helps you lose weight?

If you have previously tried losing body weight through diet and exercise, and have not had the desired results, you may wish to consider trying to use Orlistat.

When combined with regular exercise and healthy diet plan, Orlistat weight loss pill can increase your chances of getting to a healthy weight in a safe and effective way, and aid treating obesity.

Orlistat is only suitable for people with a body mass index BMI of 30 or for people with a BMI over 28 who have conditions related to weight such as Type 2 Diabetes or high blood pressure.

How we can help at Brent Pharmacy

Buy weight loss medicines online discreet to your door from Brent Online Pharmacy. To buy Orlistat, simply fill out the online consultation. If the treatment is suitable, medications will be posted to you.

How does Orlistat work?

Orlistat works in a unique way by helping enzymes in your digestive system, called lipases, block about one-third of the fat in the food you eat from being digested. When taken with meals, Orlistat attaches to the lipases and blocks them from breaking down some of the fat you have eaten, so undigested fat is not absorbed into your body and is passed out with your stools.

Orlistat has proved in clinical trials to help you lose up to 50% more weight than with dieting alone.

While Orlistat does help reduce the amount of fat your body absorbs, it is only effective if you make complementary lifestyle changes. These include increased exercise, eating a low calorie diet, a balanced diet, a low fat diet, reducing alcohol consumption and other behavioural changes including your personal commitment and motivation to losing weight.

Is Orlistat an effective medicine that helps you lose weight?

A dose of Orlistat should be taken 3 times a day, over 12 weeks, during which time you should aim to lose about 5% of your weight. However, the speed and quality of its effects depend on aspects of your lifestyle.

Lifestyle modification is crucial to the success of any weight-loss management plan; exercise is essential, moderating calorie intake and reducing fat intake in conjunction with eating a balanced diet. Reducing alcohol consumption is a must, and other behavioural changes are necessary for success. Keep in mind there are no short term solutions, dedication is key.

Self-monitoring of weight, keeping a check of your body mass index (BMI), food intake and increasing physical activity will all help avoid weight gain, as will personal goal setting, education via group meetings or virtual meetings, stress reduction, motivational interviewing, counselling and problem-solving strategies.

You will need to increase your capacity for self-control by changing habits and maintaining the new habits. All this will have many other benefits, not just weight loss, including reducing high blood pressure, blood sugar levels, risk of heart disease, improving you heart rate and making you generally feel much better.

Side effects and drug safety

Side effects could include stomach discomfort or pain, and flatulence (wind) with an oily discharge. You may have a sudden need to open your bowels, and stools may be oily, liquid or fatty in texture. If these common side effects are more prevalent if you take Orlistat following a fatty meal.

For full information on side effects, rare cases and correct use, see the patient information leaflet. If any side effects concern you, contact us. As with all medications, call your doctor, online doctor or healthcare professional to seek medical advice if you suffer allergic reactions.

Orlistat drug interactions

You should be able to take Orlistat alongside other medicines. However, it is important that you let us know which prescription, over-the-counter medicines and recreational drugs you are taking so that we can prescribe Orlistat safely.

Is Orlistat safe long term?

You should only take Orlistat as prescribed and never exceed the stated dose. Taking more will not make it work faster. Your prescription is for you – you should never share prescribed medicines with anyone. All medications have an expiry date. Make sure you don’t use treatment after the expiry date.