There are people of different professions among millions of obese Australians, including doctors, who need drug therapy for obesity. Can obese doctors prescribe Metermine for themselves?

  • Theoretically – yes.

However, this question can not have a simple and clear answer.

The prescription of controlled drugs (including Metermine) in Australia is governed by several laws. So, before prescribing this drug to himself, the doctor should make sure that he does not break Australian laws by doing so.

In some Australian states (such as Victoria), doctors can not prescribe Metermine for themselves or for their family members.

If a physician, practicing in Victoria, requires drug therapy for obesity, Metermine capsules may be prescribed only by a doctor, who is not his next of kin.

Moreover, Australian doctors can not give out recipes on Metermine to their closest relatives, colleagues, friends, or trainees.

If the legislation or International Code of Medical Ethics does not allow the doctor to use Metermine for self-treatment of obesity, only another physician may prescribe this drug to him.

The main reason for the ban on the prescription of controlled drugs to yourself is that the doctor is not able to objectively diagnose himself and, under certain conditions, can abuse Metermine.

If you have little experience with medications prescription, and you are not sure, whether the self-treatment with Metermine does not conflict with the regional legislation or professional behavior – seek advice from your more experienced colleagues.

Under no circumstances should you rely on rumors, reviews on forums, or articles in blogs.

If you have any doubts about the legitimacy of prescribing Metermine to yourself, carefully read the information published in the Controlled Substances Act 1984.