Reductil is no longer available to buy online from HealthExpress. To find out more about an alternative weight loss treatment, click here to view our Xenical page.
Reductil (sibutramine) was a prescription weight loss medication that was used by thousands of people to help make losing excess weight easier. It was mainly recommended to people whose health was at risk because they were obese or seriously overweight.
Reductil worked in the central nervous system to help you feel fuller quicker, so you didn't feel the need to eat as much as you normally would. Reductil was clinically proven to have a 77% success rate if used to supplement a balanced diet and exercise, meaning that the majority of people who used Reductil were able to reach their goal weight within 12 months of starting treatment.
Can you still buy Reductil online?
Although Reductil was popular and very effective, it is no longer available following a review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which suggests that the medication's risks outweigh the benefits, because it could increase the chance of having a stroke or heart attack.
What if I am still taking Reductil?
If you are currently still using this medication, we strongly advise that you stop taking Reductil immediately. If you would like to continue using a weight loss treatment, you still have options. Simply contact your doctor, or one of our doctors, about advice on an alternative medication. If you want to stop using a weight loss medication altogether, there shouldn't be any adverse effects if you stop taking Reductil, before seeing your doctor.
Is there an alternative to Reductil?
Currently, there is no other approved prescription weight loss medication that works in the same way as Reductil in the UK. However, Xenical is a very effective prescription weight loss medication that has been used by thousands of people in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise to lose weight effectively.
What is Xenical?
Xenical is also a prescription weight loss treatment, but it works in the digestive system and has a 'fat blocking' action on the food you've already consumed, whereas Reductil works on the brain, and influenced how much food you take in.
Xenical affects the enzymes in your digestive system which are responsible for breaking down the fat you consume so that it can be absorbed and stored. The main ingredient, orlistat, attaches itself to these enzymes so that they can't break fat into digestible molecules, which means that up to a third of the fat you consume leaves your body undigested, thus reducing a build-up of excess fat.
How is Xenical different from Reductil?
Where can I get treatment?
If you are looking to order Xenical as an alternative to Reductil, you can complete a confidential and completely free online consultation with one of our doctors. There is no obligation to purchase, and you are welcome to contact us if you have any questions about Reductil, Xenical or weight loss in general.
If you choose to complete an online consultation, this will be checked by one of our doctors to make sure that your chosen treatment is safe for you to order. If it is, you'll be able to place an order and your prescription will be sent to our pharmacy, where your medication will be dispensed and delivered straight to your door, at no additional cost.
Like the majority of people who used Reductil, I was disappointed (to say the least) when they took Reductil off the market. I think secretly I'd always hoped that it would come back. However, a couple of months ago, due to my dangerously high cholesterol, and 'orders' from my doctor, I had to do something. So I started using Xenical, it was a rocky start and I had a few uncomfortable side effects, but once I learnt how to control what I ate, it went loads better. I've been on it for two months and I've managed to lose 6lbs, and I'm still going strong.
I've been using Xenical since the start of the year, and so far so good. Two years ago I used Reductil for a bit, but never again! To be fair, it worked like a charm, but I felt miserable and I was a nervous wreck the whole time I was on it.