Losing weight effectively is a result of the right exercise programs, dietary support and hormonal and nutritional balance. Sometimes, even when you are doing all of that, you still need some additional help. Many times when people seek out a center for medical weight loss, they benefit from a plan that includes prescription medications.
Here at RevitalizeMaui we our patients with our expertise and guidance to a achieving a healthier life. We are committed to providing you with a reliable approach for your long term success, including everything from exercise counseling to prescribing effective weight loss medications. Below we have a weight loss prescription drugs list of the most common prescriptions used.
Prescription weight-loss drugs are generally recommended for people who haven’t been able to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, and who have now developed other health problems due to their weight. They’re not intended to be used by people wanting to just drop a few pounds for cosmetic reasons. Before selecting a medication for you, Dr. Emeka Okwuje, M.D. will look at your health history, any possible side effects of the medications, as well as any potential interaction they may have with other medications you’re taking.
Weight loss prescription drugs list:
Phentermine is an FDA approved prescription medication that helps suppress your appetite, which allows you to lose weight while you learn new, healthier ways to eat and incorporate exercise into your routine. Phentermine will help you achieve your weight loss goals when you take it in conjunction with diet, exercise and food behavioral counseling.
Qsymia-Qsymia® is an extended-release medication that is a combination of the two FDA-approved drugs, phentermine and topiramate. Phentermine is indicated for short-term weight loss in overweight or obese adults who are also exercising and eating a reduced-calorie diet. Topiramate is indicated to treat migraine headaches and certain types of seizures in people who have epilepsy.
Belviq® controls your appetite by specifically by activating brain receptors for serotonin, a neurotransmitter that triggers feelings of satiety and satisfaction.
Xenical-Xenical® is a lipase inhibitor used for obesity management, which means that works to inhibit the absorption of dietary fat.
Phendimetrazine® is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. It can be used short-term for the treatment of obesity, along with your diet and exercise plan.
If you are looking for a center for medical weight loss, feel free to stop by RevitalizeMaui, or give us a call at (808) 419-7445 to learn more about our weight loss prescription drugs list and other weight loss programs. We also offer non-prescription weight loss aid options for our patients.