Medicated Weight Loss Service
What does medicated weight loss mean?
Our professionally lead new medicated weight loss service can help you to achieve and sustain a healthy weight with the aid of a prescription medicine. The prescription medication supplied is an injection that works on decreasing your appetite which in turn reduces your food intake. Our experienced pharmacist will provide you with help and support throughout your journey.
How does the service work?
You will start with a free initial private consultation with the pharmacist to ensure you are eligible for the service and provide you with all the information you need to get started. If you are eligible the pharmacist will supply you with one months supply of medicine and an information pack for you to take home. You will be shown how to use the injection device and manage side effects, we can also answer any questions you have about taking the medicine. Your dose is gradually increased during the first month. During your escalation period the pharmacist will provide you with support, advice and encouragement to help you stay on track. After your first month you will receive a face-to-face consultation with the pharmacist and you will be supplied with your next months worth of treatment.
Am I eligible?
Unhealthy lifestyles can lead to a number of health issues such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Eating well and exercising regularly are important parts of a healthy lifestyle.
You’re eligible for the Medicated Weight Loss Service if:
- You are aged 18 to 75
- You have a BMI of over 30
- Or a BMI of over 27 but have been diagnosed with a condition that is made worse by weight gain such as a heart condition
If you are unsure about your BMI, simply use the free NHS BMI Calculator
How much does the service cost?
The service costs £275 per month which includes the cost of your consultations and your injections for that month. After 12 weeks of treatment you will receive a progress evaluation with the pharmacist to ensure the service is right for you.
Where is the service available?
Currently we are offering the medicated weight loss service at a limited number of our branches. The service is available at the following Kamsons Pharmacies:
- Pound Hill, Crawley
- Willingdon, Eastbourne
- Preston road, Brighton
- Focus Pharmacy, Manchester