Weight Loss Medication and Therapies

Weight loss pills, sometimes referred to as weight reduction pharmaceuticals or anti-obesity medications, are prescription treatments that regulate your appetite and food cravings. The FDA has recently approved a number of anti-obesity medications that decrease appetite and food cravings.

Drugs for weight reduction reduce your appetite, which lowers the number of calories your body consumes daily. You will lose weight over time if you eat less calories. In particular for sweets and fatty, salty, high-calorie foods, several anti-obesity drugs assist reduce cravings and manage obsessive eating.

FDA-approved weight loss medications include the following:

•        phentermine (Adipex, Lomaira)

•        lorcaserin (Belviq)

•        phentermine/topiramate ER (Qsymia)

•        Naltrexone/buproprion HCL (Contrave)

  Health Benefits of Losing Weight:

 There are also positive health benefits to losing weight. Losing just five—10 percent of your  body weight will lower your:

•        blood pressure,

•        lipid levels (fats), and

•        glucose (blood sugar

Side Affects:

Before you’re prescribed any anti-obesity medications, your doctor will ask for your entire medical history, including any:

•        diseases you have;

•        what medications you take now; and

•        what medications you’ve taken in the past.

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