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Antibiotics and other medication queries

Any pre-existing regular medications should be closely monitored during the course of the program and dosages adjusted appropriately by consulting with your supervising healthcare provider if you have any concerns.

As the program is conducted over a period of approximately 18 weeks, on occasion participants may have the need to take a course of antibiotics due to an infection, (unrelated to their program) and many are unsure as to whether they can continue the program. As a general rule, as KicStart™ is a nutritionally complete meal in the form of a shake, there is no need to discontinue or disrupt the program in order to take an antibiotic "with food". KicStart™ is considered to be a food for special medical purposes.

However if you still have a query about the program and how it relates to a medical condition or taking certain medications, please contact the Healthy Weight for Life Team and ask to speak with the pharmacist on staff about your concerns.

For more specific infomation on Osteoarthritis related medications, also read about understanding pain relief medication.


Help, information and support

The Causes of Osteoarthritis (OA) and how it progresses

Joint Replacement - what's involved

How much weight will I lose?

Strategies to avoid hunger and boredom

Free Foods

KicStart™ - serving suggestions and tips

Which meals do I replace?

Precautions & Contraindications

Suitability in Diabetes

Constipation & other potential side effects

Allergies & Intolerances

Shift Work

Sweet Cravings

Skipping Meals


Antibiotics and other medication queries

Why is there so much food in the lunch and snack box?

Why has my weight loss slowed or stopped?

What if I am going away?

Goal Setting

Healthy Mind

Mastering Motivation

Non-medicated pain management

Problem solving skills

Relax your mind


Lactose intolerance (bloating, wind pain, diarrhoea)

Understanding pain relief medication

Making the most of my Medication

About Prima Health

HWFL Phase 4 - University of Sydney Evaluation