Effective weight loss
With almost a third of all adults in the UK classed as 'Overweight', it is no surprise that many of us are looking for the next diet or exercise plan to help us lose weight.
Although diets and exercise are crucial in maintaining and reducing overall body weight and fat, often times we need that helping hand.
With Quick Meds you're able to have a discreet, safe and secure consultation with our pharmacists, prescribers and healthcare professionals to discuss your individual needs and ensure you receive the best advice and treatments to help you achieve your individual goals.
The treatments available from Quick Meds can be useful for those with a high BMI and are struggling to lose weight with diet and exercise alone.
We offer licensed treatments such as Saxenda, Orlistat and Xenical. Our trained healthcare professionals and prescribers are also able to discuss other popular weight loss medications including GLP-1 Receptor Agonists in the form of Weekly injections or daily tablets.
GLP-1 Receptor agonists are licensed in the UK primarily for Type 2 Diabetes; they have been found to be very effective in reducing appetite and subsequently weight. This reduction in appetite and weight has a double effect in also improving outcomes in patients who have Type 2 Diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease.
In the UK there are a currently a number of licensed GLP-1 receptor agonists for Type 2 Diabetes including Ozempic which is a weekly injection, containing the GLP-1 receptor agonist Semaglutide, Rybelsus tablets which also contain Semaglutide, Saxenda which contains Liraglutide and is a daily injection, Victoza which also contains Liraglutide at a daily dose, Trulicity which contains Dulaglutide and is also a weekly injection and Byetta which contains Exenatide and is a twice daily administration. All of the aforementioned are licensed in the UK for Type 2 Diabetes with the exception of Saxenda which carries a licence for being used alongside a healthy diet and lifestyle for weight reduction.
To get started with your weight loss journey, start a consultation by pressing the big orange button. During your online consultation, we'll go through different factors which can affect your weight and ensure we make available the most suitable and safe options.
Treatments we offer
|Product||Method of Administration||Cost for 1 months treatment||Key Info|
|Orlistat 120mg Capsules||Oral Capsules||£33.99|
Reduces Absorption of dietary fat
Take three times a day
|Daily Injection||Dose dependent - £54.95 per pen, each pen can last 17 days when taking at full dose|
Makes you feel fuller for longer
The prescription of any particular product is at the discretion of the prescriber, you can state a preference for a particular product and this will be taken into consideration.
If you have previously purchased GLP-1 receptor Agonist from Quick Meds, please log in to your account and select the green button at the top to request a repeat.
There are a range of products available to help you manage your Weight Loss, some of these products may be 'off-label' and are only available after your consultation with us.
If you are interested in knowing more about GLP-1 Receptor Agonists and their uses, please get in touch with the pharmacy either via Live Chat, Telephone or IM (0121 628 5318 /07907 988 971) where one of our team will be happy to help.
Before a medicine can be widely used in the UK, it must first be granted a license. While no medicine is completely safe, a license indicates all the proper checks have been carried out and the benefits of a medicine are believed to outweigh the risks. This license is also known as a marketing authorisation. The license says what conditions the medicine has been approved to treat. There are a number of reasons why a medicine may be unlicensed in the UK.
'Off-label’ use means that the medicine has a license for treating some conditions, but that the manufacturer of the medicine has not applied for a license for it to be used to treat your condition. In other words, the medicine may not have undergone clinical trials to see if it is effective and safe in treating your condition.
- It may be waiting for a license to be granted by the Medicines Agency
- It may still be undergoing testing in a clinical trial
- The need for the medicine may be so limited that it is not economic for the manufacturers to apply for a license(which is an expensive process)
- The medicine may be licensed in another country, and needs to be imported to the UK
- The medicine may need to be made up as a ‘special product’ because it is not readily available. (this is often the case for liquid formulations of medicines which only have a license for the tablet form)
Your prescriber will consider all medical evidence available before prescribing an unlicensed medication or a medication 'off-label'. No medicine is completely free of side-effects and your prescriber will balance any risk of these against any benefits you may get, in consultation with you.
Adapted from a Hull University Teaching Hospital information leaflet.