Lipotrim is a Pharmacy Only Specialised Weight Management Programme.
Lipotrim is pharmacy-based and run by the pharmacist. It is not available for over
the counter sale or mail order. It involves the use of nutrient-complete formula total food replacement products, developed in Britain by qualified nutritionists and experts in weight management, and proven to be safe and effective in helping people to lose weight.
The unique foods keep you healthy whilst losing weight by providing the full range of
nutrients the body needs for a normal, active life.
Lipotrim started out in 1987 as a GP programme but was extended to pharmacy to make it
more accessible to overweight and obese people who were serious about wanting to lose
Why is it only available through pharmacies?
The Lipotrim programme is designed specifically for people who are overweight or obese
and serious about losing weight.
Before commencing the programme, please consult with one of our pharmacists at selected stores. If you are accepted for the programme, you will have to attend the pharmacy weekly for weight measurements and, where possible at the pharmacy, a urine test to measure ketones.
Customers on the Lipotrim programme can pick up weekly supplies of Lipotrim products at their designated McDaids Pharmacy.
The programme involves using Lipotrim Total Food Replacement formulas in place of your regular meals and weekly visits to your pharmacy to monitor your progress.
Each visit, the pharmacy will measure your weight, carry out a urine test (where possible) to measure ketones to check your compliance and adequacy of your fluid intake and give you the support and encouragement you need to stick to the programme. You will also be using the pharmacy visits to pick up your weekly supply of Lipotrim foods.
Once you reach your desired weight or are ready to stop, the pharmacy will help you switch back to eating ordinary food and introduce you to Lipotrim Maintenance products to help you maintain your new weight.
Lipotrim Total Food Replacement products are low in calories but nutritionally complete, so they will keep you healthy, well nourished and comfortable while you lose your excess weight.
Lipotrim products are only available to buy from pharmacies participating in the Pharmacy Programme and the weekly cost is generally less than the cost of ordinary food bills.
Different sized products are available for men and women. The range comprises:
- Drinks – vanilla, strawberry or chocolate (vanilla and chocolate flavours can also be prepared as a mousse instead of a drink)
- Chicken soup
- Flapjacks – coconut or peanut butter flavours (both varieties contain peanuts)
To help you decide if Lipotrim is right for you, speak to the pharmacist at a participating pharmacy (see below) who will be able to supply you with more information and a video to watch. The pharmacist can also give you a medical screening form to fill out to check that the programme is suitable for you.
If you have certain medical conditions you may have to see your GP before joining the pharmacy programme.
It is essential for you to be committed to the strict pharmacy programme. Under certain conditions, you may prefer to try the Lipotrim Maintenance Programme.
If you are serious about losing weight, Lipotrim can help you achieve that, but you will need to follow the programme strictly.
When you follow the programme properly you should be able to lose about a stone a month (women) or a stone and a half (men).
However, if you do not follow the programme strictly and fail to visit the pharmacy each week, the pharmacist may ask you to withdraw from the programme and try an alternative approach, such as the Maintenance Programme.