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: Phentermine, phendimetrazine, diethylpropion, and phentermine and topirimate combination.
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 Medical Doctor and Physician Assistant 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!
By Amelia Falat PA-C