Weight Loss Medications / Appetite Suppressants or Diet Pills for Weight Loss
In addition to therapeutic lifestyle changes and medical nutrition plans, weight loss medications may be needed to get the results you are looking for. They come in several categories. Two prominent categories include appetite suppressants, also called anorectics, and those that cause malabsorption.
A drug called Orlistat, now under the brand name Alli®, which is available over-the-counter, is a drug that inhibits pancreatic lipase, an enzyme that breaks down fat and decreases fat absorption. There are other medications that have been approved for short term use at three month intervals.
Phentermine, which is generic for Adipex® and diethylproprion, which is generic for Tenuate®, are popular drugs used for their appetite suppressing qualities. Both phentermine and diethylproprion are controlled substances and may have side-effects.
Generic combination of Phentermine with Topiramate or brand name Qsymia
We are also happy to announce that we prescribe Qsymia™, a newly FDA approved medication for weight loss. W8MD can offer the brand name Qsymia or the generic combination with Phentermine an Topamax at a dollar a pill when medically appropriate as determined by the weight loss doctor after the consultation.
Risks and Benefits
While there are risks and benefits to almost anything in life, one benefit you will find at Dr. Tumpati’s W8MD Medical Weight Loss Center is knowledgeable staff that will take the time to review these medications with you. Ultimately it is up to you and your health provider to safely add medication to any weight loss program. Medications are only useful for those already on a healthy lifestyle program who are not losing weight as expected. They are especially beneficial for people with BMI of 27 or greater, who are concerned about their weight, disease risk and current health status.
No matter which program you choose, we are excited to be on your team. Numerous programs place emphasis on vitamin pills or herbs. They may promote certain medications, injections or surgery. Our programs are so flexible they work with any program you may be on. For example, you may want to add medication to the benefits of Weight Watchers® or Jenny Craig®. Any program you use that is effective for you can be continued.
At Dr. Tumpati’s W8MD Medical Weight Loss Center we put the person first above all else. When you are first, you can’t lose. We will give the choices with no obligations, setup fees or mandatory products, with insurances accepted for weight loss visits.
This is so affordable compared to $325.00 consultations from some of the “Cash Only” weight loss clinics!