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The best way to find out the answer to this question is to speak to a medical professional. Whether that be your family practicioner, an online registered doctor or a pharmacist. Both prescription weight loss medication and the over-the-counter weight loss medication have certain criteria that are used to assess someone’s suitability for the treatment. You’ll likely be asked a number of questions and have your BMI calculated.
If you come across weight loss pills that are available without a pharmacist’s or doctor’s supervision then they might not work as expected and in some cases may not even be safe. Speaking to an expert, like a doctor or pharmacist, is the best way to get the best advice. Here at Treated, we can offer a number of different weight loss medication options through an online consultation where we’ll help you choose the best one for you.
There are quite a few different weight loss treatments available on prescription. As well as prescribed weight loss pills, there is also injectable weight loss medication. The treatment options are:
If you’re looking to get prescription weight loss medication you’ll need to follow a few basic steps:
Yes you can get Orlistat from your family practitioner, but they’ll need to make sure that certain criteria are met before they prescribe any weight loss medication. The process is simple:
Saxenda is an injectable weight loss medication, and yes, you can get it from a clinician. But, you need to meet certain criteria:
Technically yes, but you can’t go to the store and just pop it in your basket off the shelves. If the supermarket has an in-house pharmacy, you might be able to get weight loss pills there. The pharmacist will want to make sure that the people buying them meet the criteria for treatment.
If you find weight loss pills on the shelves, it’s likely that any claims to help you lose weight are not substantial. It’s unlikely that those products have any clinical evidence to support their claims, so use them at your own risk. It’s always better to just speak to a clinician or pharmacist and get a legitimate product under medical supervision, otherwise you risk losing your money, or even getting unnecessary or unpleasant side effects.
You can get weight loss pills online safely through our service here at Treated. Depending on which product you choose and what we prescribe to you, you may need monitoring to make sure that your body is reacting well to the medication and it’s working as expected. To make sure that happens, we’ll check in with you throughout the treatment.
If you want to find out more, contact us and one of our clinicians will suggest which medications might be suitable for you.
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NICE recommends new treatment option for adults with obesity and non-diabetic hyperglycaemia who have a high risk of cardiovascular disease. 2020.
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