Weight Loss

Obesity has emerged as one of the most challenging health problems in society today. The sharp rise in cases can be largely attributed to sedentary lifestyles/work patternsan increase in processed foods, and changes in dietary habits. Although obesity is associated with other health conditions (e.g. cancer, diabetes, heart disease) MedsNow offers effective treatments and supplements to assist you in your weight loss journey, while encouraging exercise and dietary changes.

  • 63% of adults are overweight. 

  • 11,000+ hospital admissions every year are attributable to obesity in the UK. 

  • The number of people becoming classed as obese is increasing each year

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Alli 60mg (Orlistat)

Alli is an over-the-counter weight loss medication for adults aged 18 and above. It belongs to a class of drugs called Gastrointestinal agents. The active ingredient orlistat, aids in weight loss by reducing the amount of dietary fat absorbed in the intestines.

Orlistat 120mg Pills

Orlistat is a weight-loss medication prescribed to those who are overweight or obese. Orlistat prevents at least one-third of the fat in your food from being absorbed by your body. Orlistat can help you lose weight and normalize your BMI.

Xenical 120mg (Orlistat)

Xenical is a medicine that aids weight-loss. Orlistat is the active ingredient in Xenical and it prevents absorption of fat in your body. A regular dose of Xenical combined with exercise, a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet can increase your chances of losing weight.


In the UK, 1 in every 4 adults is affected by obesity. 

One of the simplest measures of obesity is the Body Mass Index or BMI. The body mass index compares your weight in relation to your height. It helps to determine if you have a healthy weight, are overweight or obese. Those who have a BMI of 25 to 30, fall in the overweight category, and those who have a BMI over 30, are categorised as obese. The BMI categorisation is not completely accurate as a lot of people with a higher than average muscle mass also have a high BMI, despite low levels of body fat.

Obesity is a result of regularconsumption of more calories than the body can burn off through your daily physical activity. In today’s time, manypeople consume processed foods that are high in sugar and spend long hours sitting in one place such as in an office job. Lack of physical exercise also leads to a rise in body weight. Other reasons for weight gain are underlying medical conditions such as underactive thyroid or diabetes.

Obesity can increase the risk of contracting various conditions that may be rooted in/by associated with certain lifestyle choices such as Type II diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, strokes, and even cancer. Obesity affects our appearance and quality of life, this may also lower a person’s self-confidence and in some cases, lead to depression.

No one number can be defined as healthy body weight for everyone. Your healthy body weight may be different from someone else. It depends on your height, agemuscle levels and gender, this can be calculated with the help of NHS BMI CALCULATOR.

The following weight range indicates your health according to your BMI –  

  • Underweight - a BMI under 18.5

  • Healthy weight - a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9

  • Overweight - a BMI of 25 to 29.9

  • Obese - a BMI of 30 or more

If you have a high BMI, have difficulty losing weight, or are gaining weight despite a healthy and active lifestyle, consult your doctor to assess if you may have an underlying health condition that prevents you from losing weight in the same way as your peers.

Some health conditions that make it harder to lose weight are –  

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – A condition that causes hormonal changes in the body leading to weight gain through insulin resistance. 

  • Hypothyroidism – An underactive thyroid gland can slow down metabolism and cause weight gain. 

  • Stress, Anxiety & Depression –Conditions that prompt you to eat more and therefore may make you gain weight. 

  • Diabetes – This can be associated with an inability of the human body to produce enough insulin that helps digest sugar, or that the body loses sensitivity to insulin and its effects. 

Weight loss and consequently achieving a healthy BMI can offer a plethora of benefits in your life. Here’s a look –  

  • You feel an increase in your energy levels  

  • Working out or exercising becomes easier and more enjoyable 

  • You feel an improvement in your sleep quality 

  • Improvement in mental health, confidence, and general feeling of happiness 

  • You can avoid long-term illnesses such as heart diseases, blood pressure issues, diabetes, etc. 

  • You can also avoid problems such as chronic joint or muscle pain  

If you wish to try weight loss medication, consider the below points –

  • Calorie Deficit: To lose weight it is important to consume fewer calories than that burnt by your body. Even when taking weight loss pills you must be mindful of maintaining a regular calorie deficit in your diet.

  • Regular Exercise: When taking weight loss tablets, ensure regular exercise with a mixture of cardio and endurance/strength training every week.

  • Active Lifestyle: Generally, people who walk 10000 steps every day are considered active in their lifestyle and lead healthier lives. This is likely to assist you to lose weight.

  • Nutrition: Eating a balanced, nutritious diet is important for maintaining your strength and stamina. When taking weight loss pills, look after your diet, try t eat healthy foods, avoid large portions and ensure that you are getting all the nutrients you need.

If your BMI is above 30 (or 28, based on other health conditions or risk factors)We will ask if you are taking any other medications if you have any other health conditions and if you are pregnant. A brief digital consultation will allow us to assess your suitability for the treatment, to ensure it is safe and appropriate for you.

Weight loss pills work by preventing your body from absorbing the fat consumed. Weight loss pills are proven to block at least one-third of the fat consumed from being absorbed into the body and instead pass it out with your stool. These medicines are a supportive medication to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle and are not meant for long term use.

Clinical trials have proven that weight loss pills help 33 to 49% of the people taking this medication to lose weight. As soon as the medication is stopped, many of these people gained up to one-third of the lost weight back.

The medication should be used as part of a holistic regime involving dietary improvements, exercise and an agreed weight loss strategy. You should not opt for these medications if you are under 18 years of age, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have any other health concerns.

The following medicines are most commonly prescribed to treat obesity in the UK. MedsNow offers all the below medicines delivered to your doorstep. Explore our range of weight loss products to know more.  

  1. Orlistat Orlistat is a prescription medication available in 120mg, to help people lose weight. While taking Orlistat it is required to maintain an active lifestyle and low-calorie diet. This drug is only suitable for people above the age of 18 years. 

  1. Xenical Xenical is the branded version of Orlistat, and has all the same properties. These medicines work by preventing the absorption of fat into your body, thus making you less likely to gain weight, and should promote weight loss. 

  1. Alli Alli contains the same medicine as Orlistat and Xenical. Alli is a lower dose preparation available in 60mg weight loss capsules 

  1. Saxenda Saxenda is an injection containing the ingredient liraglutide. This is similar to the natural hormone produced by the human body after meals. It helps in suppressing appetite, encouraging you to eat lesser than usual. 

There are no methods to dramatically lose weight or melt fat off your body. With an effort to control your dietleading a more active lifestyle, and the right treatment options you can bring yourself to a healthier BMI and reduce body fat significantly. Here are some handy weight loss tips from experts –

  1. Set realistic goals

  1. Limit your snacks

  1. Swap carbonated drinks for healthier options

  1. Find an exercise that you enjoy

  1. Measure your progress

  1. Be disciplined with your exercise and diet routine

  1. Try intermittent fasting

  1. Are weight loss pills safe? 

Weight loss pills are a safe way to treat obesity and to support you on your weight loss journey. It is recommended that you should only take the prescribed dosage. 

  1. Where can I buy diet pills safely? 

Order your weight loss pills online on MedsNow and get them delivered to your doorstep.  

  1. What do I do if I am struggling to lose weight? 

Weight loss is a challenging journey and staying positive is key to the process. Here are a few pointers to use, if you find yourself struggling with weight loss – 

    1. Take a “Before” picture to remind yourself of your progress.

    2. Join a weight loss support group.

    3. Talk to your doctor about weight loss supplements such as pills.

  1. Can weight loss supplements help to achieve my fat loss goal? 

Yes. Weight loss supplements are made to help you absorb less fat from your food and can help you achieve your weight loss goals. 

  1. Can weightlifting make me lose weight? 

Weightlifting cannot help you lose weight directly. Strength exercises such as weight lifting help you build muscle mass, which in turn can help you lose body fat. 

  1. What's the best way to lose weight? 

The best way to lose weight is to track your calorie intake versus your calorie output on an average day. Aim to consume fewer calories than what you burn to keep your body in a calorie deficit to lose weight. Try to remove snacking from your diet and stick to regularly planned meals. You should aim to prepare fresh healthy meals and avoid processed or unhealthy foods. 

  1. How do I lose fat and not muscle? 

You can ensure that you lose fat and not muscle by doing regular cardio workouts and combining them with strength training. This will help you keep yourself active and lose fat while building muscle mass. 

  1. Does taking these pills mean I can lose weight without exercising? 

No. Even the best weight loss pills are unlikely to be significantly effective if they are not accompanied by a low-calorie, low-fat diet and exercise. To get the best results from your weight-loss treatment please make sure to exercise every day, and also follow a healthy diet.

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