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Orlistat in Barnet


Joe - Male

United Kingdom - Wed, 8 Jun 2016

I asked my doctor to prescribe this for me as it worked for a friend who lost a stone on it. I am planning to get married in the summer and want to lose some pounds. He said although i was above my ideal weight I am not heavy enough to get this on the NHS - something about the local CCG wouldn't be too happy to be charged for this.

I don't understand why i can't get this on the NHS when he agrees that I am overweight. Has anybody had this problem in Barnet?

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Louise - Female, Barnet

Barnet - Fri, 10 Feb 2017

Just to let you know that my GP in north finchley has prescribed orlistat for me although she said my weight was just below the limit. I had to go and see her 3 times before she agreed so you want to try again joe.

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