Apply for Weight Loss Treatment

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  • Only €25
  • GP Consultation Included

Complete the following medical form to apply for Xenical, a weight loss treatment that blocks your body from absorbing some of the fat that you eat. This, paired with a reduced-calorie diet, allows you to lose weight in a controlled way.

If approved, you will be issued with a 6-month prescription for Xenical that will be delivered to your door usually within 2 or 3 days.

In order to take Xenical, you need to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or over. Calculate your BMI here

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How it works

Apply for Prescription

Click "GET STARTED"  and you’ll fill in the relevant medical details for the GP.

GP Review

An Irish-registered GP will review your medical application and, if suitable, issue your prescription by post. 

Prescription Delivered To Your Door

Within 1-2 days, your prescription will arrive in a discreet envelope to your door.

Continued Treatment

If you need to speak with your doctor about your prescription, you can send him or her a message through your secure Webdoctor.ie patient portal.

What is Xenical?

Xenical is the brandname for the drug orlistat, which prevents your body from absorbing all of the fat you eat. Because of this, it is important to avoid high fat intake and to maintain a low-calorie diet.

Who should take Xenical?

People with a BMI over 30 would benefit from Xenical. It should be accompanied by a reduced-calorie diet and exercise plan. Be thorough about your medical history in your application, as some conditions may make Xenical unsuitable for you.

Can I take Xenical if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

No. Xenical can prevent you from absorbing nutrients that your baby needs. Even if you are overweight or obese, you should not take Xenical if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Xenical?

The most common side effects of this drug are related to the gastrointestinal tract, as this is the area affected by the medication. Frequent bowel movements, urgent bowel movements, oily or fatty faeces, and more are possible. The chance of side effects occurring decreases the more closely you follow the recommended dietary plan.

Speak with your doctor further about your medical history and potential side effects to ensure that Xenical is right for you. Always alert your doctor if you are experiencing side effects.

How effective is Xenical?

If taken as recommended by the doctor, Xenical can help you lose up to 5% of your body fat.

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The information that you provide is covered by the same patient-doctor confidentiality as in a normal face to face consultation. 

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