The medical weight loss drugs may be appropriate for some individuals as a part of their weight loss journey. The providers at Bhatti Weight Loss and Sculpting know how to safely prescribe these types of medications to help patients with their weight loss goals.
The prescription medical weight loss program involves the use of FDA approved prescription diet pills or injections to curb the appetite and jump-start the weight loss process. After consulting with your provider, if they feel that you are a good candidate, they would discuss the appropriate medical management for you. This is a list of the FDA approved weight loss prescriptions.
- Semaglutide injection (brand name: Wegovy)
- Liraglutide) injection (brand name: Saxenda)
- Phentermine (brand name: Adipex P and Suprenza)
- Phentermine & Topiramate ER (brand name: Qsymia)
- Naltrexone & Bupropion ER (brand name: Contrave)
- Orlistat (brand name: Xenical)
- Benzphetamine (brand name: Didrex)Phendimetrazine (brand name: Bontril)Diethlypropion (brand name: Tenuate)
We will also evaluate your current prescription medications and make suitable adjustments to alternate prescription medications that better help to support weight loss.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Prescription weight-loss medicines may help some people who have not been able to lose weight with diet and exercise alone. Doctors only prescribe these medicines for patients who are obese or overweight and have other health problems, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
Side effects vary with every prescribed agent, but they are generally mild and self-limited. The physician at Bhatti GI will discuss the most common side effects with you and decide the most appropriate medications based on your health history and weight loss goals. Some of the prescribed drugs have side effects like dry mouth, nausea, headaches, or constipation. Some are more likely to cause side effects than others. For example, nausea is a common side effect of Contrave and Saxenda. Xenical can cause changes in bowel habits, including oily or fatty stool and being unable to control bowel movements. Sometimes the side effects are mild and go away over time.
In different clinical studies, most weight loss medications help patient achieve an average of 5-10% total body weight loss, although 15% total body weight loss has been reported with some agents. Weight-loss medicines are used along with healthy eating and being more active. Without those lifestyle changes, you will gain the weight back if you stop taking the medicine.