Prescription Weight Loss Medications
FDA-Approved Appetite Suppressants
Options Medical Weight loss is proud to offer a variety of FDA approved medications for appetite suppression. With 2 out of 3 adults overweight and 1 out of 3 adults obese, the need for weight loss intervention is great. FDA approved medication for weight loss works by suppressing appetite, therefore making it easier to follow your healthy diet changes and lose weight!
What are they?
FDA approved medications for weight loss work by controlling appetite. They are in the family of drugs called: sympathomimetic amine anoretics. This means they work on the brain to help suppress appetite. “They have a stimulant effect on the hypothalamic and limbic regions, which control satiety.” Don’t worry, this process will be explained in your visit if you have questions regarding the mechanism of action of appetite suppressants!
Options Medical Weight Loss carries:
Consult Phentermine Doctor For Weight Loss
Phentermine is the most commonly used appetite suppressant. It is a medication that increases metabolism and reduces hunger. The Phentermine diet pill stimulates the hypothalamus gland and affects certain neurotransmitters to decrease appetite
Phendimetrazine For Weight Loss
Phendimetrazine is a more potent medication that reduces appetite and increases metabolism. It works by stimulating the central nervous system to increase heart rate and blood pressure while decreasing appetite. Conclusion Appetite suppressants can be a useful adjunct to surgery in the long-term management of obesity. When patients fail to lose the expected amount of weight, or start regaining weight, assessing for uncontrolled hunger is essential. Our Medical staff will do a thorough assessment of past medical history and will direct the proper choice of appetite suppressants. All FDA Approved appetite suppressants work best in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program.
Diethylpropion For Weight Loss
Diethylpropion, has a shorter half-life than phentermine and, therefore, can be used later in the day with less effect on sleep. Available in regular and extended-release tablets.
Other prescriptions Options offers for weight loss
Phentermine/Topiramate combines the FDA appetite suppressant phentermine with topiramate to offer patients long term appetite control. Phentermine reduces hunger by stimulating the hypothalamus to release neurotransmitters. Topiramate is generic for Topamax. Topiramate has a variety of uses including migraine management and as an anticonvulsant. When topiramate is combined with phentermine, appetite control can be extended throughout the day and offer patients better satiety to decrease caloric intake.
Metformin for weight loss
If an individual has insulin resistance, the sugar from the carbohydrates consumed are not utilized for cell energy and will store as body fat. Metformin aids with regulation of blood sugar and improvement of insulin utilization. Therefore, metformin will help leave less sugar and insulin around in the body to aid with weight loss.
Are medications a good fit for me?
You may ask yourself the question: Am I right for appetite suppressants? Our team is qualified to guide you to the correct medication based on weight loss goals and medical history. With any medication there are side effects and contraindications, so not everyone can qualify for our medications. However, we have a team of Provider’s in our clinic who will review your medical history and perform a physical exam prior to dispensing the medication. Your safety and happiness is our mission! At your visit you will receive a thorough overview of our medications and leave feeling confident with your treatment regimen.
Taking our medications alone will not yield weight loss, there must be unification of behavioral modification, exercise, and caloric restriction to achieve success. With less appetite, reaching your goals is realistic and it makes the entire process more enjoyable. Options Medical Weight Loss offers comprehensive programs (in addition to medication) to take your weight loss to the next level!