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Weight Management - Murrays Pharmacy
Weight Management - Murrays Pharmacy

Weight Management

Do you have trouble controlling your weight- tried a number of diets, without any success?….Murrays Weight Management plans can help you!

We may be able to help you via our ‘Counter Weight’ Management programme, which offers you one-to one support.
Our trained staff will take you through a 12 month programme, which is tailored to your individual needs to address weight loss, with the aim of you achieving a 10% weight loss.

The programme is delivered in a friendly and informal manner, where we encourage you with specific emphasis on your areas of concern e,g. how to manage the changes that you need to make, physical activity and dealing with those times when your weight stays the same.

alli® IS FDA-APPROVED

alli® is the only FDA-approved over-the-counter weight loss aid around. In fact, the active ingredient in alli®, orlistat, has been the subject in over 100 clinical studies. That makes orlistat one of the most thoroughly studied weight loss drugs in the world, used by more than 50 million people.

alli® BLOCKS FAT

It’s simple. alli® prevents about 25% of the fat you eat from getting absorbed into your body. And because alli® is only minimally absorbed into the bloodstream, there are no direct effects on the cardiovascular or central nervous system. So you can take alli® knowing it won’t make your heart race or cause mood swings.

If you would like to know more or would like to get booked on to this programme, please contact the one of the following pharmacies, whom will be happy to help

Alli Capsules

Our Most Popular Product: Alli

alli is a clinically proven, non-prescription weight loss treatment, which should be used with the alli programme. The capsule, orlistat 60 mg, is taken with a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet and prevents about 25% of consumed fat being absorbed and stored as fat. alli is for overweight adults with a BMI of ≥ 28 kg/m2.
It is important that alli is used with a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet. The alli programme includes tools and support to help users make the changes they need to achieve their weight loss goals, and can also help promote healthier eating habits and encourage a more active lifestyle.

alli works in combination with a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet. Orlistat works in the digestive system, binding to gastric and pancreatic lipases, preventing the absorption of about 25% of consumed fat. This fat passes naturally out of the body in the stools. A lower-fat diet is important to assist in weight loss and to minimise diet- related treatment effects

Clinical trials have shown that adding alli to a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet helps people lose 50% more weight. For every 2 lb you lose with your own efforts alli helps you lose 1 lb more.

It is important that users know that alli is not a quick fix and should aim for steady, gradual weight loss of 1-2 lb per week. alli has been shown to help users lose 5% of their bodyweight over 6 months.

Results depend on the individual’s ability to adopt and maintain a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet. Increased physical activity can also help people to lose weight.

lli is not for under 18s, pregnant or breast-feeding women, people taking ciclosporin or oral anticoagulants, people with chronic malabsorption syndrome or those with cholestasis. You should also make sure potential users are not allergic to any of the ingredients in alli. Anyone who has an allergic reaction on taking orlistat should stop taking it and consult a doctor immediately.

alli must not be taken by people taking ciclosporin or oral anticoagulants such as warfarin. People who are taking diabetes medication or amiodarone for heart rhythm problems should consult a doctor or pharmacist before taking alli. This is because it may be necessary to adjust the dose of their medication. While taking alli, users of medicines for high blood pressure/high cholesterol should speak to a doctor or pharmacist. This is because it may be necessary to adjust the dose of their medication. alli may indirectly reduce the availability of the oral contraceptive pill and users should be advised to use additional contraception if they experience severe diarrhoea. alli can reduce the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, so a multivitamin supplement should be taken at bedtime.

As alli works in the digestive system, the most common side effects are gastrointestinal and relate to alli preventing the absorption of consumed fat. Undigested fat passes out of the body in the stools which may affect users’ bowel movements. However, if they comply with a lower-fat diet, these should be manageable. If they eat too much fat, these “diet-related treatment effects” are more likely and may include increased urgency or wind with or without oily spotting. Most users experience only one episode. For further information, please refer to the alli Summary of Product Characteristics.
alli is a non-systemic treatment and won’t cause systemic side effects such as sleeplessness or a racing heart. alli does not act on the brain, speed up metabolism or raise blood pressure.

In clinical trials, alli users lost a statistically significant amount of weight within 2 weeks of treatment.

Treatment with alli should not exceed 6 months. Users should continue following their reduced calorie, lower-fat diet and activity plan to help maintain their weight loss.

If users have taken alli with a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet for 12 weeks and have not lost weight, they are advised to consult a doctor or pharmacist to determine whether continuing with alli is likely to be of benefit.

alli will only work if users follow a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet. Reducing fat intake, which helps the body to burn fat stores, is an important part of weight loss success and the success of alli. Consuming too much fat increases the likelihood of diet- related treatment effects.

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