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Very happy with service, it was user friendly for a person on the go that is not overly technically savvy. I was so pleased with the prompt and thorough response. I absolutely will be using this again!

—Elaine, 9th May 2022

Weight Management Treatments Available via Webdoctor.ie

Need help to lose weight? Request a prescription for oral or self-injectable medication online with Webdoctor.ie. All you need to do is complete a suitability questionnaire, then upload a picture of your height, weight and blood pressure measurements from your local pharmacy and a picture of your photo ID. Once approved, our Irish-registered doctors will send your prescription to an Irish pharmacy of your choice.

Please note this is a medical weight management service. It is only suitable for patients that are medically obese. If you feel you need to lose ‘a little weight’ this service is not suitable for you.


Saxenda is a once daily, self-injectable medication that can help with weight loss in combination with exercise and healthy eating. Request treatment with our doctors for €40.

Step By Step Guide

Step 1 – Decide to lose weight.
Step 2 – Read our Saxenda webpage.
Step 3 – Apply for Saxenda treatment as part of your weight loss plan.
Step 4 – Access Webdoctor.ie’s resource library on how to make sustainable lifestyle changes.
Step 5 – Access training on how to use Saxenda.
Step 6 – Start Saxenda treatment.
Step 7 – Online medical review with a verified weight measurement after 16 weeks of treatment (or 12 weeks full dose).
Step 8 – Continue Saxenda (if suitable) as part of your long-term weight maintenance plan


Xenical is a tablet that can be used as part of a weight-loss programme for those who are obese. Request treatment with our doctors for €40.

Step By Step Guide

Step 1 – Decide to lose weight.
Step 2 – Read our Xenical webpage.
Step 3 – Apply for Xenical treatment as part of your weight loss plan.
Step 4 – Access Webdoctor.ie’s resource library on how to make sustainable lifestyle changes.
Step 5 – Start Xenical treatment.
Step 6 – Online medical review with a verified weight measurement after 12 weeks of treatment.
Step 7 – Continue Xenical (if suitable) as part of your weight management plan.

How It Works

Complete an online questionnaire about your health which will be reviewed by our doctors to ensure safe prescribing. A prescription for your weight loss treatment will be issued if clinically suitable.

Step 1

Online Questionnaire

Fill in a secure online medical questionnaire – it only takes a couple of minutes.

Step 2

Medical Review

One of our doctors will review your information to ensure this treatment is suitable for you. If our doctor requires further clinical information to help safely assess your request, they will send you a message via your secure patient account.

Step 3

Prescription Is Sent

Once approved, we will email your prescription directly to an Irish pharmacy of your choice using secure Healthmail.

Important Medical Information

What is Obesity?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines overweight and obesity as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”. It is a complex, progressive and chronic disease that affects males and females of all ages. Obesity is now recognised as a chronic disease.

Ireland has one of the highest levels of obesity in Europe, with an estimated 60% of adults being overweight or obese, and this trend is set to continue.

What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?
The most widely used method of checking if you are a healthy weight is body mass index (BMI).

It is a measurement to check if you are a healthy weight for your height. It is not an accurate measure of body fat in everyone, but it is a useful guide that is easy to calculate.

A Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 25 is considered overweight and over 30 is considered obese. Please view this image below for more information:

Am I a healthy weight?
Find out using our BMI calculator HERE.
What medical conditions are associated with being overweight ot obese?
Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of developing many potentially serious medical conditions including:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain types of cancer*
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Metabolic syndrome (combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity)
  • Gallstones
  • Liver and kidney disease
  • Reduced fertility
  • Osteoarthritis

*Obesity has been linked to cancers such as womb, breast, bowel, oesophageal, pancreatic and myeloma. It is a significant modifiable risk factor, second only to smoking.

Can my mental health be affected?
Being overweight or obese is associated with low mood and depression. It can also contribute to low self-esteem and cause relationship difficulties with family, partners, friends and others.
Why is it hard to lose weight?
It is important to be aware that there is no quick fix.

For best results, and long term maintenance a holistic approach is essential. This requires lifestyle modifications as well as commitment and organisation! And sometimes, more than one attempt.

If you are overweight the hormones that regulate your appetite change. It is very frustrating that if you then lose weight, these changes encourage weight gain! They slow down your metabolism and make you feel hungry making the entire process even harder.

What Weight Loss treatments are available?

It is essential to ensure a holistic approach to weight loss – there are many factors involved.

  • A calorie controlled diet and increased physical activity are central to all weight loss plans
  • It is important to set realistic goals and good to involve friends and family.
  • Psychological support from a trained health care professional can change your relationship with food and eating.
  • If additional support is needed, medications can play a role as part of a weight loss plan:
  • If these options are not successful, surgery may be considered for appropriate patients. If you would like to discuss this further with one of our doctors please arrange a quick & low cost video consultation.

Why Choose Webdoctor.ie?


All of our doctors are registered with the Irish Medical Council and provide convenient and confidential healthcare to our patients.


The same doctor-patient confidentiality exists as in a regular face-to-face consultation, so you’ll be in good hands.


Webdoctor.ie was created by and is led by medical professionals, so patient safety is always our priority.


From the comfort of home, avail of instant access to medical expertise, including evenings & weekends.


Affordable healthcare with prescriptions from just €30 and video consultations starting from €39.


Webdoctor.ie is an Irish-based healthcare provider that has carried out over 130,000 patient consultations.

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