Weight Loss

Can I Get Weight Loss Prescription Medication Online?

Key Takeaways
  • In Canada, only a licensed healthcare practitioner may prescribe weight loss medications. This includes psychiatrists and OB-GYNs as well, as long as they’re licensed to prescribe medications.
  • The cost of weight loss medications through Felix equal around $500/month, which amounts to around $6,000/year.
  • While it’s impossible for Felix to answer this question for you, some insurance companies do cover weight loss medications. You should contact your insurance provider to see whether you’re covered, prior to requesting treatment.
  • If weight loss medications aren’t for you, don’t worry! There are other useful non-medication weight management treatments that you can use to not only help with weight loss, but improve your overall health (i.e., healthy diet, regular exercise, psychological or behavioural interventions, if needed).
  • The best way to determine whether weight loss medications could be right for you is to talk to a practitioner, like the professionals  you’ll find at Felix.

Managing our weight is something that many people struggle with throughout their lives. Unfortunately, despite their good intentions, the ‘eat less, move more’ movement doesn’t take a lot of outside factors into account. Factors that have a huge impact on weight management.

Biological and genetic factors play a huge role in weight management. With the busy lives and complicated schedules that everyone manages day-to-day, there are some things that willpower can’t simply overcome.

It’s important to remember how vital non-medication based treatments (i.e., a healthy diet, regular exercise, etc.), are as part of your weight management plan. In some cases, when weight loss medications aren’t recommended for a patient, these alternative weight management treatments can be the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and body size.

Is there a prescription for weight loss that can help you? Whether you’re looking to lose weight to improve your overall health, or to improve your vitality, Felix’s healthcare practitioners can help guide you towards the best, safest solutions to meet your health goals.

If you don’t know the rules regarding how to get prescribed weight loss medications in Canada, this page is for you.

Who Can Prescribe Weight Loss Medication?

In Canada, only a licensed healthcare practitioner (i.e., doctor, registered nurse, licensed prescriber, etc.) can prescribe weight loss medications for use.

These same rules apply to online prescription weight loss medications, so you can’t simply order these treatments online without first talking to and getting the support of a healthcare professional. Professionals like the ones you’ll find at Felix.

Can a Psychiatrist Prescribe Weight Loss Medication?

Assuming that your psychiatrist is licensed to prescribe medications to their patients, then yes, a psychiatrist may be able to prescribe weight loss medications for you.

However, like any other healthcare practitioner, your psychiatrist will want to ensure that weight loss medications are the best option for you.

They’ll also likely suggest a physical and mental health regimen that you can perform, in addition to taking weight loss medications, to help you achieve the best possible results.

Can an OB-GYN Prescribe Weight Loss Medication?

Just like with other specialists, OB-GYNs can prescribe weight loss medication, as long as they’re licensed to provide medications to their patients.

They’ll also want to do an assessment with you, to discuss other factors that could contribute to your weight management goals.

In addition to any prescribed weight loss medications, the OB-GYN will likely suggest changes to your diet, as well as a sustainable exercise regimen to assist with your weight loss goals.

Can an OB-GYN Prescribe Weight Loss Medication?

Just like with other specialists, OB-GYNs can prescribe weight loss medication, as long as they’re licensed to provide medications to their patients.

They’ll also want to do an assessment with you, to discuss other factors that could contribute to your weight management goals.

In addition to any prescribed weight loss medications, the OB-GYN will likely suggest changes to your diet, as well as a sustainable exercise regimen to assist with your weight loss goals.

How Much Do Weight Loss Prescription Medications Cost?

There are a number of different prescription medications used for weight loss in Canada, and they each have their own unique per month costs.

Unfortunately, this means that there is no single answer for how much prescription weight loss medications cost. It really depends on which medication you’re being prescribed, as well as the frequency and size of your dosages.

As an example, one of the weight loss medications that Felix’s healthcare practitioners are able to prescribe, costs anywhere from $300 per pen to $500 per box. With Felix, this amounts to approximately $500 per month. This equals about $6,000 a year.

If you’re curious about weight loss medication costs, talk to your healthcare practitioner at Felix. They will be able to tell you about what weight loss medications will work for you, based on your medical history and health needs, as well as their respective costs.

Are Prescription Weight Loss Drugs Covered by Insurance?

This is a question that Felix can’t answer definitively. Each person’s individual insurance company and policies will determine whether they’re eligible for prescription weight loss medication coverage

Be sure to contact your benefits administrator with your information, as well as the Drug Identification Number (DIN) and drug name.

Some specific drug providers also offer coverage programs of their own, so it’s a good idea to check. Looking into these will give you the guidance you need to move forward with any online prescriptions provided by Felix.

What if Weight Loss Medications Aren’t for Me?

Not to worry! Though they are an effective way to help with weight management, weight loss medications aren’t for everyone. There are some other ways that you can improve your overall health, while assisting your weight management efforts.

Nutritional Changes

We’re constantly bombarded with junk food options throughout the day, every day, so it’s no surprise that making healthy meal choices is extremely difficult for some people.

Making an effort to start planning your meals, as well as ensuring that your body is getting enough fiber and protein each day is a great way to assist other weight management efforts you’re doing.

Also, avoiding unhealthy options (i.e., alcohol, heavily processed or fatty foods, sugary foods, etc.), can make a big difference alongside other lifestyle adjustments.

Regular Exercise Regimens

Ensuring that you’re getting 30-60 minutes of consistent exercise, several times a week can benefit not only your weight management plan, but your overall health as well.

As we age, it’s increasingly important that we maintain a regular exercise regimen, so that we can maintain muscle strength and reduce things like bone loss.

Behavioural or Psychological Assistance

Weight management can be extremely challenging for some people, which is why it’s important to remember that you don’t have to do it alone.

Seeking guidance from practitioners in these fields can provide you with tools you need to make healthier choices in your everyday life, as well as fight off unhealthy cravings brought on by ‘food noise’.

How to Get a Weight Loss Medication Prescription Online

Have you been wondering how to get a prescribed weight loss medication online? The only way in Canada is to have an assessment done by a licensed healthcare practitioner, like the ones you’ll find at Felix.

Just start an online visit with Felix today, and you can meet with one of our healthcare practitioners from the comfort of your own home.

If your practitioner believes that a weight loss medication would be the right choice for you, we can ship it directly to your home at no additional cost.

Ready to take back control of your health? The experts at Felix are here to help.

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