Weight loss tablets

If you need help losing weight, our doctors might be able to prescribe you Xenical. Xenical is a weight loss tablet that works to prevent the absorption of fat you consume as part of your diet. If you request a Xenical, you'll have to answer a few simple questions, before one of our doctors can assess if you're medically suitable. 

If you need help losing weight, our doctors might be able to prescribe you Xenical. Xenical is a weight loss tablet that works to prevent the absorption of fat you consume as part of your diet. If you request a Xenical, you'll have to answer a few simple questions, before one of our doctors can assess if you're medically suitable. 

How our service works

  1. Select a medication and complete a short questionnaire.

  2. A doctor will assess your answers and, if suitable, provide a prescription.

  3. Your prescription will be sent by our doctors to your chosen pharmacy and you can pay for your treatment in-store.

About weight loss tablets

  • What is Xenical?

    Xenical is the brand name for orlistat, a weight-loss medication which is prescribed to those who are severely overweight. Orlistat is part of a group of medicines known as lipase inhibitors which work in the intestines to prevent the absorption of some of the fat consumed in your diet. This fat is then eliminated by passing it through your stools. 

  • Who are weight loss tablets suitable for?

    Xenical will only work as part of a weight management programme, and should only be taken by those who are overweight. Our doctors can only prescribe Xenical if your BMI is above 30 (or 28 if you have a risk factor such as diabetes). 

    It 's not suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding. It is not safe to take if you have certain medical conditions, so please tell us about any when asked.

  • Are weight loss tablets a replacement for a healthy diet?

    No – for weight loss tablets like Xenical to be successful, you should take it within a calorie controlled, low fat diet.  Once you have stopped taking this medication, it is important to continue a healthy diet alongside regular exercise.

  • Our weight loss service

    If you're having trouble losing weight and think you might be suitable for Xenical, you can request the treatment through Online Doctor. Answer a few simple questions, one of our doctors will review, and issue you a prescription if you're medically suitable. 

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