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Diet and slimming pills

Weight loss treatments and diet and slimming pills are common in the UK and their usage has become increasingly widespread over the last two or three decades. It is important, though, if you are someone who is looking for weight loss aid, that you understand the differences between the various available medications. Most importantly of all, it is important for people looking for help with their weight to recognise the difference between prescription and non-prescription medications.

The Difference Between Prescription and OTC Medication?

Many people automatically associate weight loss treatment with over the counter (OTC) appetite suppressants. You can buy this type of diet pill without a prescription and they are supposed to produce results through a reduced appetite. One of the key issues with these over the counter supplements though is that they are often ineffective, with users left disappointed by the results. More importantly, the risk of side effects is often quite severe with symptoms sometimes including migraines, increased blood pressure, blurred vision and more serious issues in some cases.

However, there are clinically proven options like Xenical available in the UK, which can help you lose weight both safely and quickly. These prescription slimming pills differ from the over the counter versions in that they offer proven results in a safe and sustainable way. You will only be able to use this type of medication if a doctor recommends it for you. At 121doc, you can buy these clinically proven diet pills online by completing a quick online medical consultation.

What prescription options are there?

Certain medications to aid your diet are only available via a doctor's prescription and cannot be purchased over the counter on the high street. The most effective and only proven diet medication in the UK is Xenical.

Prescription treatments offer clinically proven results to people who want to lose weight in a safe way. They have undergone rigorous research to make sure that they are safe to take and the fact that a doctor prescribes the medication means that you can be sure that you are suitable for this weight loss treatment before you take it.

These work by significantly reducing the amount of fat that the body absorbs from meals in a safe and sustainable way. There was previously a prescription appetite suppressant in the UK known as Reductil, but these are no longer available.

Do they really work?

Any non-precription medication brings with it questions about validity; in simple terms, if a product has not been designated as prescription, then there is no guarantee that it works. In all cases it is important to recongise that the most important part of weight loss comes in the form of diet and exercise, anything beyond that – even including prescription medications that have been proven to help – is supplementary.

Genuine diet pills like Xenical have been clinically confirmed to provide effective results. In the long term, losing weight with a prescription diet pill can reduce your risk of developing some of the health risks associated with being overweight. Indeed, most heath professionals would suggest and favour Xenical as a weight loss aid over any of the OTC, non-prescription medications that are available elsewhere.

Who is suitable for it?

One of the main considerations that the doctor will take is whether you have a BMI that categorises you as overweight. Typically, your BMI will need to be over 27 for you to be considered for a prescription diet pills. You can check your body mass index by using our free BMI Calculator.

There are also other factors that need to be taken into account, but 121doc's registered doctors will examine these on a case by case basis during the consultation process.

Can I buy diet pills online?

Before you are able to buy prescription weight loss aids online, you will need to complete an online medical consultation. Our team of doctors will use this information to determine whether you are suitable for this treatment option. You can begin your consultation by visiting the Xenical product page or by contacting our dedicated patient support team.

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