As your Internet Pharmacy, PharmacyKwik can offer a wide range of services and facilities for you and your family.

We dispense NHS prescriptions and will give advice on how to get the most benefit from your medicines. We keep a comprehensive stock of medicines and use a fast and an efficient wholesaler service to enable us to fill all prescriptions promptly.

Repeat Dispensing
We can dispense NHS repeat dispensing prescriptions issued by your doctor. Ask us for more information about this service.

Medicine Containers
All medicines are dispensed in child resistant containers unless you ask us not to.

Please remember: Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children. Our pharmacist can advise you on safe storage of medicines.

NHS Unwanted Medicines Service
Please return all unwanted medicines to the pharmacy where we will dispose of them safely.

NHS Health Advice and Self-Care
The pharmacist and our trained assistants are available for advice on all medicines and minor ailments. We can also give you advice on how to live a healthy life, for example, advice on how to stop smoking or healthy diets. Self Care information is also available on our user friendly website: We can also direct you to other sources of advice and assistance if we cannot help you ourselves.

Patient Medication Records
Our computer allows us to keep records of all your prescriptions dispensed by us. This helps us check for possible problems, such as interactions between medicines and will help us deal with any queries you may have.

We comply with the Data Protection Act and the NHS code of practice on confidentiality. If you want to discuss the records we keep, please ask to speak to the pharmacist.

We provide the above NHS services on behalf of:
NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group
21 Silver Street,
Bury, BL9 0EN
Tel: 0161 762 3100

Other Services:

Repeat Prescription Service
We offer a repeat prescription service. Please ask our pharmacist for further details about this.

Medicines Sales
We stock a vast range of over the counter medicines, vitamins and mineral supplements and other health & beauty products, please visit for further information.

Holiday Healthcare
We can advise on medical requirements for travellers, including anti-malaria treatments. We also stock a range of sun care creams, bite and sting relief creams, flight socks and over the counter travel sickness remedies.

We also provide Care Home Services, Home Delivery Services and a Gluten Free Food Supply Service. Please email or call to discuss these NHS enhanced services.

Private Prescriptions
We can dispense private prescriptions as prescribed by your doctor. Please email or call our team on: 0161 773 1456 with details of your prescription for more information including up to date prices.

If you would like any more information about any of the services mentioned in this leaflet, please call us on free phone 0800 023 2295 or email

Comments, Suggestions, Complaints and Compliments
Our aim is to give the highest possible standard of service. We would like you to tell us what you think about the service we provide at this pharmacy.

If you have any suggestions, comments or complaints please speak to a member of staff either by calling PharmacyKwik on 0800 023 2295 or alternatively you can email is on

We welcome any general comments about the services we provide and any suggestions of ways in which we can improve our services to you.

We operate a complaints procedure as part of the NHS system for dealing with complaints. Our system meets national criteria. Our Pharmacist will give you further information.

You may also seek advice from the local Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). PALS are not part of the complaints procedure itself but they might be able to resolve your concerns informally or they can tell you more about the complaints procedure and independent complaints advocacy services:

Patient Advice and Liason Service (PALS):
Care of The Patient Services Team,
Greater Manchester Commissioning Support Unit,
St. James House, Pendleton Way,
Salford, M6 5FW

An independent complaints advocacy service (ICAS) is available to provide advice and support for people who wish to complain about the NHS. Please use the telephone number below to get in touch with ICAS or for further information:

Tel: 0808 802 3000

Our staff work extremely hard to provide you with the best possible service. Please treat them with the courtesy and respect they deserve.

We reserve the right to refuse to provide services to individuals who act in a violent, threatening or aggressive manner.

When we are closed:
When this pharmacy is closed, for any health problem advice and details of other health services, contact NHS Direct, 24 hours a day.

Call 111 or visit:

Rear Unit, 56 Parksway,
Prestwich, Manchester,
M25 0JB
Tel: 0161 773 1456

GPhC Premises Registration Number: 1116209

OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday: 9am – 8pm | Saturday: 9am – 7pm
This pharmacy is owned by: Allbro’s Pharmacy Ltd.

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alli Capsules 60mg (84 Capsules - Approximately ONE months supply):


alli can make your hard work, work harder!! For every 2 lb you work to lose through healthy eating, alli can help you lose 1 lb more... 


alli isn't a magic bullet which makes dieting easy; it's designed to be used with a support programme, and can reward your efforts by boosting your weight loss. So for every 2 lb you work to lose, adding alli can help you lose 1 lb more. alli works by blocking 25% of the fat you eat from being absorbed so makes your healthy choices even healthier.


Hidden fat (or visceral fat) is different to the fat that’s stored under the skin that you can pinch (known as subcutaneous fat). Whilst everyone has some visceral fat, having too much can be dangerous.

This hidden fat is deposited around the vital organs in the middle of your body like your liver and kidneys. Doctors consider it to be more harmful than subcutaneous fat because it is a more metabolically active type of fat. This means it releases chemicals into your bloodstream that can lead to weight-related health problems like diabetes, heart disease and stroke.



The good news is that alli can help you lose weight and even modest weight loss can reduce your visceral fat. And you only have to lose a modest amount of weight (5-10% of your bodyweight) to have a significant effect on your health and well-being. 

Weight loss not only helps reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke, there are lots of other health benefits too. These include reduced blood pressure and improved fertility in women. So not only can you look better on the outside, you can be healthier on the inside too.


Like all medicines, alli can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The most common side effects associated with alli are wind with or without oily spotting, sudden or more frequent bowel movements, fatty or oily stools and loose stools. These side effects are also known as diet-related treatment effects, as they are often caused by what you eat and by the way alli works.


It is important to remember that if you stick to your recommended fat target, it is unlikely you will experience any problems. However, if you eat too much fat you increase your chances of experiencing diet-related treatment effects.


Taking alli:

Adults 18 and over:

  • Take one capsule, three times a day.
  • Take alli just before, during or up to one hour after meals. This usually means one capsule at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make sure your three main meals are well balanced, reduced calorie, and lower-fat.
  • If you miss a meal, or your meal contains no fat, do not take a capsule. alli does not work unless there is some fat in the meal.
  • Swallow the capsule whole with water.
  • Do not take more than 3 capsules a day.
  • You can keep your daily dose of alli in the blue carry case (shuttle) included in this pack.


How long should I take alli for?

alli should not be taken for more than six months. If you do not lose weight after taking alli for 12 weeks, see your doctor or pharmacist for advice. You may need to stop taking alli. Successful weight loss is not just about eating differently for a short period of time before reverting to your old habits. People who lose weight and maintain the loss make lifestyle changes, which include changes to what they eat and how active they are.


Eat lower-fat meals to reduce the chance of diet-related treatment effects. Try to be more physically active before you start taking the capsules. Physical activity is an important part of a weight loss programme. Remember to check with your doctor first if you have not exercised before. Continue to be active while taking alli and after you stop taking it.


Side Effects FAQ's:

What are diet-related treatment effects? 

alli works by preventing the absorption of some of the fat you eat and so as a result of the way it works, you may notice an effect on your bowel movements, such as wind (flatulence) with or without oily spotting, sudden bowel motions, fatty or oily stools or soft stools.These effects are related to your diet and if you stick to your fat targets they should be manageable. However, if you eat too much fat, these changes are more likely. It is important to remember that these diet-related treatment effects are largely due to what you eat. If you stick to your recommended fat targets, you are less likely to have any problems. In a 3-month study of ‘real world’ alli use, less than 9% of subjects on alli dropped out due to these effects. In fact, many users have told us that the effects were a signal that alli was working and helped them maintain healthier eating patterns. All medicines can have side effects so you should check with your pharmacist or doctor if anything unusual or severe occurs when using alli. 


Can I take anti-diarrhoeal products to help manage diet-related treatment effects?

No – diet-related treatment effects are related to the way the product works, and how much fat you consume when taking alli. Anti-diarrhoeal products would not help diet-related treatment effects. It is important to remember that these diet-related treatment effects are largely due to what you eat. If you stick to your recommended fat targets, you are less likely to have any problems.


I think I passed some blood with a bowel movement as there was some redness in the toilet bowl water and on the toilet tissue. What is happening? Is it because I'm taking alli? 

If you think you are passing blood when you go to the toilet, speak to your doctor. There are several reasons why someone may pass blood when they go to the toilet. Although some are minor, others are more serious and will need medical attention.


I’d like to try alli but the side effects put me off.

Like all medicines, alli can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The most common side effects are also known as diet-related treatment effects as they are often caused by what you eat and the way alli works. It is important to remember that if you stick to your recommended fat target, it is unlikely you will experience any problems. However, if you eat too much fat you increase your chances of diet-related treatment effects.  In a ‘real world’ 3-month study of alli use, less than 9% of people on alli stopped following the programme due to these effects. In fact, many users have told us that these effects were a signal that the capsules were working and helped them maintain healthier eating patterns. Use our meal planner to find lots of tasty, low fat recipe ideas you can enjoy as part of the alli programme.


Use the BMI chart below to check to see if you are suitable for alli. Remember that your BMI has to be 28 or over for you to be a suitable candidate for alli treatment:



Please note:

  • that BMI does not apply to children under the age of 18.
  • alli is only for adults who are overweight and have a BMI of 28 or above.
  • If you are at all uncertain about whether alli is right for you or if you take other medication, please speak to one of the friendly PharmacyKwik pharmacists by calling: 0800 023 2295


What you need to know before you take alli:

Do not take alli If you are allergic to orlistat or any of the ingredients of this medicine. 

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

If you are taking ciclosporin, used after organ transplants, for severe rheumatoid arthritis and some severe skin conditions.

If you are taking warfarin or other medicines used to thin the blood.

If you have cholestasis (condition where the flow of bile from the liver is blocked).

If you have problems absorbing food (chronic malabsorption syndrome) diagnosed by a doctor.


Warning and precautions to be aware of before taking this medication:

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking alli. If you have diabetes. Tell your doctor who may need to adjust your anti-diabetic medicine.

If you have kidney disease. Talk to your doctor before taking alli if you have problems with your kidneys.

The use of orlistat may be associated with kidney stones in patients suffering from chronic kidney disease.


Children and adolescents:

This medicine must not be taken by children and adolescents under 18 years old.


The oral contraceptive pill and alli:

The oral contraceptive pill may be less effective if you get severe diarrhoea. Use an extra method of contraception if you get severe diarrhoea.


Multivitamins and alli:

You should take a multivitamin, every day. alli can lower the levels of some vitamins absorbed by your body. The multivitamin should contain vitamins A, D, E and K. You should take the multivitamin at bedtime, when you will not be taking alli, to help ensure that the vitamins are absorbed.


Talk to your doctor before taking alli if you are taking:

  • Amiodarone, used for heart rhythm problems.
  • Acarbose, (an anti-diabetic drug used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus).alli is not recommended for people taking acarbose.
  • A thyroid medicine (levothyroxine) as it may be necessary to adjust your dose and take your medicines at different times of the day.
  • A medicine for epilepsy as any changes in the frequency and severity of your convulsions should be discussed with your doctor.


Talk to your doctor or pharmacist when taking alli If you are taking a medicine for high blood pressure as it may be necessary to adjust your dose. If you are taking a medicine for high cholesterol as it may be necessary to adjust your dose.


What alli contains:

The active substance is orlistat. Each hard capsule contains 60 mg of orlistat.

The other ingredients are:

What alli contains

The active substance is orlistat. Each hard capsule contains 60 mg of orlistat.

The other ingredients are:
Capsule filling: microcrystalline cellulose (E460), sodium starch glycolate, povidone (E1201), sodium laurilsulfate, talc.
Capsule shell: gelatin, indigo carmine (E132), titanium dioxide (E171), sodium laurilsulfate, sorbitan monolaurate, black ink (shellac, iron oxide black (E172), propylene glycol).
Capsule band: gelatin, polysorbate 80, indigo carmine (E132). 


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Alcohol & Drug Problems

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Act Against Allergy Allergy Matters UK British Allergy Foundation

Babies And Small Children

BLISS (Premature Baby Charity) British Defects Foundation

Bladder and Bowel

Continence Foundation CORE (Digestive Disorders Foundation) Gastroclub In Contact Irritable Bowl Syndrome Network NACC (National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease)


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Child and Teenage Health

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General Health and Medicines Information

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Hearing and Sight

Action on Hearing Loss RNIB (Royal National Institute of the Blind)

Heart, Blood & Circulation

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National AIDS Trust Terrence Higgins Trust You Choose


British Polio Fellowship National Meningitis Trust

Learning Disabilities and Medication

MENCAP Mental Health Medication Epilepsy Society Scope The Elfrida Society

Liver and Kidney

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Men's Health

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Mental Health

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NHS Information

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Obesity and Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Association

Older People's Health

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Oral Health

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Patients and Carers

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Respiratory Conditions

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Acne Assasin National Eczema Society Psoriasis Association Skincare Campaign

Smoking Cessation

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Travel, Medicine and Health

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APSMD (Info on Vaccines for Children and Adults) UK Vaccine Group

Women's Health

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