After the past few years, many people have moved a lot of their day-to-day shopping online. Despite the increased prevalence of online shopping, there can still be a reluctance to order medication online. This can be understandable – medicines are one of the products where an untrustworthy source can literally be a matter of life and death!

Simple Online Pharmacy is a trusted online service, whether you are purchasing privately through our Online Doctor service, or receiving your NHS prescriptions from us. We can arrange delivery straight to your door, in plain, discreet packaging.

Simple Online Pharmacy has been delivering medication across the UK for over a decade, and hires a team of UK-based pharmacists to ensure all our sales are ethical and necessary. We also go out of our way to offer some of the lowest prices on the market, with a Price Promise built into every transaction.

Take an assessment to order Orlistat online from £17.50


How Does Orlistat Work?

Orlistat is the generic version of Xenical. Both of these medications are designed to help you lose weight, by affecting how much fat you absorb from your meals.

When you eat, your body absorbs various nutrients from our food, including carbohydrates, proteins and fats. As these are broken down and absorbed, they provide energy for our body to use. If we taken in too much energy, our body will store it as adipose tissue (fat), which can later be broken down to provide a burst of energy.

These fats are broken down by enzymes called lipases. Orlistat works by inhibiting the action of these lipases, meaning you only absorb a third of the fat from your food. The undigested fats are free to leave the body, preventing you from absorbing more and gaining weight from the food you eat. Combined with a reduced calorie diet and exercise, Orlistat can help you lose body weight.

Take an assessment to order Xenical Online from £29.99


How Do You Take Orlistat?

Orlistat is easy to take – one pill, three times a day before meals. Taken as either 60mg or 120mg of Orlistat; your pharmacist will help you decide which strength will work best for you.

Orlistat can be used to help you lose weight for general health, but may also be prescribed to help reduce risk factors for other health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Please check our page on Orlistat or the branded version, Xenical, for more info, including how to take it, the side effects of orlistat, and patient reviews.

Can You Get Orlistat on the NHS?

To qualify for Orlistat on the NHS, you need to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30, or over 28 with a weight-related health condition. Other weight-loss medications are available on the NHS, including Saxenda.

You can also buy Orlistat through our Online Doctor service. Simply answer a few questions about your medical history, and our team of UK-based pharmacists can establish if Orlistat is suitable for you.

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