Weight Loss

Being overweight is a common problem in the UK. It is estimated to affect around 1 in every 4 adults. It can lead to a number of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions. We at the Family Chemist understand that losing weight can also be a challenge for many people. Alongside diet and lifestyle advice we can help provide you with proven prescription medicines to help reach your desired weight.


Prices from £39.99

Helps you lose 50% more weight than dieting alone by reducing fat absorption.


Prices from £49.99

Branded version of Orlistat.
Orlistat (Xenical) come in an easy to swallow capsule form and are available for patients with a BMI > 28. The treatment can help you lose 50% more weight than dieting alone. So, for every 2lb you lose through your own efforts of healthy eating and exercise, Orlistat can help you lose 1lb more.
Orlistat (drug name/generic) also known as Xenical (Brand) attaches itself to some of the body’s natural enzymes that break down fat. The fat is prevented from, being digested and absorbed; meaning any extra calories you have eaten will not be stored and added to your weight.
The medication isn’t the magic bullet. You will need to commit to a healthy lifestyle and diet but by placing measurable objectives you can hit the desired weight you are happy with.
Make sure you read the patient information leaflet carefully as there may be hints and tips on how to use your medication correctly or feel free to call us for some advice. However, there can be occasions where the treatments don’t work or suit you. In this case we recommend you contact your GP at your earliest opportunity for further advice.

If you need any help or advice, feel free to contact us at enquiries@thefamilychemist.co.uk or your GP.

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0115 8501944
The Family Chemist, Unit F19 Kestrel Business Centre, Private Road 2, Colwick, Nottingham, NG4 2JR
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Sunny Dhain
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