Cholesterol medication, delivered to your doorstep

Skip the waiting rooms. With Rosemary, your repeat medication will be shipped to your door at your convenience.
  • $20 doctor consultation.
  • Renew prescription online.

Cholesterol medication, delivered to your doorstep

Skip the waiting rooms. With Rosemary, your repeat medication will be shipped to your door at your convenience.
  • $20 doctor consultation.
  • Renew prescription online.
Access top Australian doctors
Competitive pharmacy prices
Free Shipping & ongoing care

5 reasons why Aussies love Rosemary Health

1. It’s all online & takes 5 minutes.
Our text-based health questionnaire takes 5 minutes to complete and you can do it on your phone or computer anytime, anywhere. No video calls or appointments needed.
2. Affordable branded and generic medication.
Over 900 prescription medications at competitive prices. You can select your preferred brand before making your purchase.
3. Free nationwide shipping for the duration of your script.
Never run out! We process your repeat medication when it’s due and ship them to your door on schedule. You can pause, cancel or reorder at any time.
4. Reach out to your doctor at any time.
Questions about your treatment or want to try a different one? It's easy to speak to your doctor and change treatments if it isn't working for you.
5. Access over a broad range of primary care services.
You can access our range of repeat scripts for 22 conditions below.
Every day care
  • Acne
  • Contraceptives
  • Cold Sores
  • Hay fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Heartburn
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Sleep & Insomnia
Chronic conditions
  • Weight loss
  • Blood Pressure & Heart
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Incontinence
  • Lungs & Asthma
  • Mental Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypothyroidism
Sexual health
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Herpes
Every day care
  • Acne
  • Contraceptives
  • Cold Sores
  • Hay fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Heartburn
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Sleep & Insomnia
Chronic conditions
  • Weight loss
  • Blood Pressure & Heart
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Incontinence
  • Lungs & Asthma
  • Mental Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypothyroidism
Sexual health
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Herpes
Evidence based medication
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Unlimited ongoing medical care
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Up to
10%
body weight lost*
*if assessed to be appropriate by your GP. Results may vary.

No more waiting rooms

Rosemary connects doctors to you in a 100% online, text-based consult. Simple. The way it should be.
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Do diet and exercise affect cholesterol?

Yes, both diet and exercise impact cholesterol levels. A few changes to your diet can reduce cholesterol and improve your heart health. You should aim to reduce saturated fats, eliminate trans fats, increase your consumption of soluble fibre and eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.


With your doctor’s approval, it’s ideal to work out at least five times per week for 30 minutes at a time and aim for 20 minutes of ‘vigorous’ exercise three times per week. We carry a variety of medications commonly prescribed for blood pressure and heart conditions, including heart failure, arrhythmias and ischaemic heart disease.


How does a doctor diagnose high cholesterol?

High cholesterol is diagnosed with a blood test. This blood test looks at total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and fat in the blood called triglycerides. Together these numbers give a doctor a good idea of cholesterol levels and whether you should be treated with lifestyle changes, cholesterol medication and the appropriate strength of the medication.

If you have a substantial number of risk factors that puts you at high risk of coronary heart disease, strokes or high cholesterol, speak to your doctor about how often your screening should occur.


What are my cholesterol treatment options?

Depending on when high cholesterol is diagnosed and its severity will guide what treatment is most suitable for you. If detected early or at low levels, the most suitable treatment may be lifestyle changes as recommended by your doctor rather than cholesterol lowering drugs.

If high cholesterol is discovered at high levels or after an adverse event such as heart attack, stroke or mini-stroke, often doctors will straight away prescribe high cholesterol treatment.

The goal of cholesterol medications is the long term reduction of the risk of heart attacks, heart disease, stroke and other related conditions. Typically, unless modifiable risk factors are sufficient for controlling cholesterol levels, treatment is long term.

Statins

This treatment is typically the first choice for treatment for high cholesterol by doctors. Statins work by blocking the production of cholesterol in the liver as well as drawing out cholesterol from plaque in blocked vessels. Over long periods they have been shown to lower the risk of the adverse events associated with high cholesterol.

They are typically taken once per day. They do require monitoring through blood tests every 6-12 months to monitor cholesterol levels and liver function.

Like all medicines, they do have the potential to cause side effects in some people. Side effects can include muscle pain, tiredness, soreness and sleeping problems. If you experience any of these, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Other Cholesterol Medicines

Other cholesterol medicines are typically used either with statins if further cholesterol reduction is required or instead of statins if statins cause too many side effects. Cholesterol-lowering medications of these types can work in a number of different ways. Some limit the absorption of cholesterol from your diet, while others use more cholesterol for body functions such as bile acid sequestrants and others will prompt the liver to absorb blood cholesterol.

Each of these medicines can cause side effects or may not be suitable for some people. It is important that a doctor prescribes you treatment after blood tests and monitors your condition regularly to ensure the best possible cholesterol therapy for you is used.

How should I improve my lifestyle?

Improving the modifiable risk factors for high cholesterol is one of the most important steps to avoid long term risks of high cholesterol. To do this you attempt to follow the following lifestyle advice:

  • Eat a balanced diet - Foods high in saturated fats and trans fats such as dairy products, fatty meats and processed sugary foods can raise bad LDL cholesterol in the body. The body does need fats as part of a balanced diet but try to get these fats from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats from foods such as avocados, olive oil, nuts and fish.
  • Exercise - attempt to exercise 30 minutes a day. Doing so can improve HDL (good cholesterol). Exercise will also improve your general heart health and general wellbeing.
  • Maintain a healthy weight - Similar to the first two points, having a healthy body weight can decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol through exercise. If you require assistance with weight loss, consult a doctor.
  • Quit smoking- Lowers HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and makes LDL cling to blood vessel walls.
  • Lower alcohol consumption - Excessive drinking can increase total cholesterol.

Applying these lifestyle tips all at once can be difficult. It is important to take small but regular steps toward better health. Doctors are available to assist in making these positive lifestyle choices and should be consulted if you are having difficulty with any of them.

No more waiting rooms

We've made waiting rooms obsolete. Rosemary brings the doctor to you in a 100% online, text-based consult. Simple. The way it should be.

Eligible patients
The service is for patients who are already taking a particular medication prescribed by their GP and need a repeat supply.
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Controlled medications
Our doctors cannot prescribe Schedule 8 Controlled Drug medications and certain drugs of addiction via telehealth so you will not find it in our medications list.
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Restricted medication for anxiety and sleep (Benzodiazepines), such diazepam (valium), temazepam, clonazepam (rivitrol, paxam), zolpidem (stilnox, ambien), oxazepam (serepax), nitrazepam (mogadon), lorazepam (ativan), flunitrazepam (hypnodorm), alprazolam (xanax, kalma), clobazam (frisium), zoplicone (zolpidem), suvorexant (belsomra).

High Cholesterol

Our bodies need cholesterol in order to function, but at high levels it can cause problems for our organs. When we talk about high cholesterol, we’re referring to LDL and triglycerides, which is known as the ‘bad’ kind of cholesterol. This is because they leave cholesterol in your arteries, making it harder for blood to flow through. Having high cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. 

Do diet and exercise affect cholesterol?

Yes, both diet and exercise impact cholesterol levels. A few changes to your diet can reduce cholesterol and improve your heart health. You should aim to reduce saturated fats, eliminate trans fats, increase your consumption of soluble fibre and eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.


With your doctor’s approval, it’s ideal to work out at least five times per week for 30 minutes at a time and aim for 20 minutes of ‘vigorous’ exercise three times per week. We carry a variety of medications commonly prescribed for blood pressure and heart conditions, including heart failure, arrhythmias and ischaemic heart disease.


How does a doctor diagnose high cholesterol?

High cholesterol is diagnosed with a blood test. This blood test looks at total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and fat in the blood called triglycerides. Together these numbers give a doctor a good idea of cholesterol levels and whether you should be treated with lifestyle changes, cholesterol medication and the appropriate strength of the medication.

If you have a substantial number of risk factors that puts you at high risk of coronary heart disease, strokes or high cholesterol, speak to your doctor about how often your screening should occur.


What are my cholesterol treatment options?

Depending on when high cholesterol is diagnosed and its severity will guide what treatment is most suitable for you. If detected early or at low levels, the most suitable treatment may be lifestyle changes as recommended by your doctor rather than cholesterol lowering drugs.

If high cholesterol is discovered at high levels or after an adverse event such as heart attack, stroke or mini-stroke, often doctors will straight away prescribe high cholesterol treatment.

The goal of cholesterol medications is the long term reduction of the risk of heart attacks, heart disease, stroke and other related conditions. Typically, unless modifiable risk factors are sufficient for controlling cholesterol levels, treatment is long term.

Statins

This treatment is typically the first choice for treatment for high cholesterol by doctors. Statins work by blocking the production of cholesterol in the liver as well as drawing out cholesterol from plaque in blocked vessels. Over long periods they have been shown to lower the risk of the adverse events associated with high cholesterol.

They are typically taken once per day. They do require monitoring through blood tests every 6-12 months to monitor cholesterol levels and liver function.

Like all medicines, they do have the potential to cause side effects in some people. Side effects can include muscle pain, tiredness, soreness and sleeping problems. If you experience any of these, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Other Cholesterol Medicines

Other cholesterol medicines are typically used either with statins if further cholesterol reduction is required or instead of statins if statins cause too many side effects. Cholesterol-lowering medications of these types can work in a number of different ways. Some limit the absorption of cholesterol from your diet, while others use more cholesterol for body functions such as bile acid sequestrants and others will prompt the liver to absorb blood cholesterol.

Each of these medicines can cause side effects or may not be suitable for some people. It is important that a doctor prescribes you treatment after blood tests and monitors your condition regularly to ensure the best possible cholesterol therapy for you is used.

How should I improve my lifestyle?

Improving the modifiable risk factors for high cholesterol is one of the most important steps to avoid long term risks of high cholesterol. To do this you attempt to follow the following lifestyle advice:

  • Eat a balanced diet - Foods high in saturated fats and trans fats such as dairy products, fatty meats and processed sugary foods can raise bad LDL cholesterol in the body. The body does need fats as part of a balanced diet but try to get these fats from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats from foods such as avocados, olive oil, nuts and fish.
  • Exercise - attempt to exercise 30 minutes a day. Doing so can improve HDL (good cholesterol). Exercise will also improve your general heart health and general wellbeing.
  • Maintain a healthy weight - Similar to the first two points, having a healthy body weight can decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol through exercise. If you require assistance with weight loss, consult a doctor.
  • Quit smoking- Lowers HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and makes LDL cling to blood vessel walls.
  • Lower alcohol consumption - Excessive drinking can increase total cholesterol.

Applying these lifestyle tips all at once can be difficult. It is important to take small but regular steps toward better health. Doctors are available to assist in making these positive lifestyle choices and should be consulted if you are having difficulty with any of them.

Treatment plans.

All of our treatment plans come with free delivery and unlimited support with your doctor that can help to tweak your treatment to best suit you. You can pause, cancel or reorder at any time.
Topical Minoxidil 5%
Non-prescription Minoxidil helps regrow hair or slow the rate of hair loss. It comes as a liquid, foam or shampoo.
Oral Prescriptions
Taken as a daily pill, oral medication slow hair loss, and may encourage new hair growth.
Combination treatments
A doctor can evaluate your condition with these 2 treatment options in conjunction with each other.

What to expect

1-2 months: Save it
There will likely be no visible change in the first 2 months. This is temporary & normal.
3-6 months: Regrow it
At this point, it may become noticeable that hair loss has slowed or stopped, or in some cases even reversed. Continue to take photos to track your progress.
6 months and beyond
By now, hair loss may have considerably slowed or stopped, and some people may see signs of regrowth (usually at the crown of the head). Consistent daily treatment is required to maintain results and increase the chance of regrowth.
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Treatment plans.

All of our treatment plans come with free delivery and unlimited support with your doctor. The plan duration is determined by your doctor and your medication will be billed and shipped every 2 months.
Oral Tablets - $17.50/month
Includes oral antibiotics that can reduce inflammation and help control acne-causing bacteria.
Topical Cream - $37.50/month
Includes prescription retinoids to reduce redness and swelling, and AZA acid for acne-causing bacteria.
Combination - $42/month
A doctor can evaluate your condition with these 2 treatment options in conjunction with each other.

Real, unfiltered results

Read what our patients are saying about their experience with us.
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900+ branded & generic medications
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Our team of qualified doctors, nurses and pharmacists manage your ongoing healthcare needs, offering you a clinic and pharmacist in one place and seamless healthcare at your fingertips.

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