Medicated Weight Management Service
Having undertaken extensive training in this area, we are pleased to be able to offer this medicated weight loss service, with medications not currently available on the NHS in Scotland.
Why should I lose weight?
There are many reasons to lose weight and everyone’s motivations will be different.
Obesity (Body Mass Index (BMI)>30) is associated with numerous health conditions including:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
- Dyslipidaemia (Abnormal levels of fat/cholesterol in the blood)
- Cardiovascular disease e.g. high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and stroke amongst others
- Type 2 diabetes
- Gallbladder disease
- Various types of cancer
By losing weight, even just 3% of your body weight, you risk of the above conditions may be lowered.*
Why should I use a medicated weight-loss service?
It is now recognised that obesity is a disease and that controlling the disease is more complex than simply losing weight. In the first instance, we encourage patients to modify their diet and exercise rather than resorting to medical intervention. However, should this not prove effective, some people may benefit from medical assistance.
How does the service work?
If you are interested in accessing this service, we invite you to complete the following questionnaire so we can assess your suitability for this service:
If requested, you will then be contacted and we can arrange an initial appointment, either in person at a time and place to suit you (depending on Covid-19 restrictions). At this first appointment, we can take measurements which help give an overall picture of health and can help us track your progress through your weight loss journey.
If you are commenced on treatment, we can arrange regular follow-ups at a time and at a frequency to suit your needs. Please note that our interventions must be used alongside diet and exercise measures.
What medication do you offer and how does it work?
We can offer a choice of medications in the context of the weight loss service we provide. All our products have approval of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) and/or the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
If you are interested in accessing our medicated weight loss service, please complete the above questionnaire and we will get in touch with you with further information about the specific medications we can offer.
Alternatively, you may use the contact us option above to get in touch.
Why choose CML Pharmacy Services?
Most providers of medicated weight loss can only offer support during opening hours and online providers do not offer a personalised service. With CML, we offer a personalised service tailored to your needs. Furthermore, you have direct access to your prescriber for any issues you may have.
In addition to Ciaran, our main pharmacist, we also have access to the two pharmacists in Mint pharmacy who are able to offer their expertise and assistance with prescribing if needed. As we operate in a pharmacy, you can access pharmacy services if needed.
Cost of the service?
The cost of the service depends on the which treatment option is pursued following consultation with our pharmacists.
While we are limited in the information we can provide regarding pricing due to legal restrictions, please rest assured that our pricing is highly competitive.
*NHS Obesity- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/obesity/