Weight Loss

Who is Eligible for Weight Loss Medications & How Can I Get a Prescription?

Key Takeaways
  • In order to access weight loss medications in Canada, you must first get a prescription from a licensed healthcare practitioner - like the ones at Felix.
  • The healthcare practitioner will want to assess your current health, medical history, BMI, and lifestyle, before providing you with a prescription for weight loss medications.
  • In most cases, the practitioner may request additional testing (i.e., having your BMI confirmed by a nurse/physician, blood sugar tests, other blood tests, etc.), before providing a prescription for weight loss medications.
  • If the practitioner believes that weight loss medications could be right for you, after you’ve been properly assessed, they’ll be able to provide you with a prescription.
  • Ongoing check-ins are important to ensure your long-term safety, and the efficacy of your weight loss medications.

Do I Qualify for Weight Loss Medications & Can My Doctor Prescribe it?

All prescription weight loss medications in Canada are authorized for sale  by Health Canada for adults requiring chronic weight management support. 

The best way to access obesity treatment is by chatting with your healthcare practitioner

They’ll be able to tell you whether medications are appropriate for you, based on your health and medical history. A healthcare practitioner will also review any potential interactions or side effects, which you should consider before starting these types of treatments.

Who is Eligible for Weight Loss Medications?

The most common weight loss medications are  known as GLP-1 receptor agonists and are available by prescription in Canada. They are used to help adults manage their body size and blood sugar levels. 

These prescription treatments aren’t right for everyone and should only be obtained after being assessed by a healthcare practitioner.

Eligibility for weight loss medications requires your healthcare practitioner to ensure it’s safe and appropriate for you, depending on your current health and medical history.

All individuals (especially those with any existing medical conditions), should discuss their existing conditions with their healthcare professional before taking any of these medications.

How Do You Get Prescribed Weight Loss Medications?

Getting a prescription for weight loss medications in Canada requires a clinical assessment by a healthcare practitioner, to ensure it’s both safe and appropriate for you. You’ll be asked about things like your medical history, current health status, risk factors, and lifestyle.

The practitioner will check many things like your blood sugar levels, body weight, and other blood tests before prescribing weight loss medications.

The practitioner will also want to review additional medical information, to better understand your health and determine if these treatments are a good option for you.

Your healthcare practitioner will also assess the risks and benefits when considering weight loss medications for each patient; taking into account their individual circumstances.

Before being prescribed these treatments, it’s essential to ask questions about possible side effects or other issues regarding the medication, so that you can make an informed decision about your care.

If your healthcare practitioner prescribes you a weight loss medication, appropriate follow-up visits will be needed to ensure that the medication continues to be effective and safe for you over time.

NOTE: It’s essential to follow any instructions your healthcare practitioner provides to ensure maximum safety and efficacy while using your prescribed medication.

Interested in talking to a healthcare practitioner today about weight loss medications? Complete an assessment with a practitioner at Felix.

Can My Doctor Prescribe Me Weight Loss Medications?

Your healthcare practitioner may prescribe you weight loss medications, if they determine it to be an appropriate treatment option for you.

They’ll review your medical history, current health status, risk factors, and lifestyle, as well as assess the potential risks and benefits, before deciding if weight loss medications are the right treatment option.

Before starting weight loss medications, ask questions about any possible side effects and other concerns that you may have, so that you can make an informed decision about your care. Be sure to tell them any additional medications you’re taking as well, so that they can prevent any negative interactions between your current medications and obesity treatments.

After receiving a prescription from your healthcare practitioner, appropriate follow-up visits will be necessary to monitor the medication's effectiveness and your ongoing health.

Can I Get a Prescription for Weight Loss Medications Online?

Our healthcare practitioners can prescribe weight management medications online during your consultation, depending on what they believe will be safe and effective for you. 

A healthcare practitioner will review your medical history, current health status, and any potential risk and lifestyle factors, before deciding if weight management medications are a good option for you.

You may receive a prescription for weight management medication after discussing your potential options while considering your circumstances,any possible side effects or other issues regarding the medication.

Once you receive an online prescription, you can either pick it up at any pharmacy of your choosing, or Felix can deliver your medications right to your door at no additional cost to you.

Regular check-ins are recommended, so that your practitioner can monitor how the medications are working for you, alongside the rest of your weight management plan, and make any necessary adjustments.

Can I Get Weight Loss Medications in Canada?

Yes, weight loss medications are available in Canada, and you can get them prescribed online through Felix.

Complete an assessment with one of our healthcare practitioners. Once they’ve had a chance to evaluate your current health, medical history, lifestyle, and any other medical conditions you may have, they’ll be able to determine whether weight loss medications are an appropriate treatment option. 

The practitioner will also request to check your blood sugar levels, body size, and have other blood tests done to determine whether weight loss medications are safe and beneficial for you.

You’ll have the option to pick up your medications from any pharmacy near you, or we can ship your medications discreetly right to your home, at no extra charge.

With Felix in your corner, you can take control of your weight management, so that you can get back to living life on your terms - the way that it should be.

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