Prescription Appetite Suppressants
For many patients that struggle with obesity, our medical weight loss specialists may recommend Appetite suppressants / weight loss medications as an additional tool to help you succeed in reaching your weight loss goals. These weight loss medications may include Phentermine, Adipex, Phendimetrazine, and other combinations which can help alleviate cravings, control emotional eating, and help you feel full while reducing your calorie intake. The most popular prescription appetite suppressant prescribed is Phentermine, also known as Adipex. It is safe and effective and has been approved for over 60 years. Most recently, the FDA approved several new medications to treat obesity including Qsymia, Contrave, Saxenda and Semaglutide. These medications can help make the weight loss process less painful and frustrating. Taking Appetite suppressants without lifestyle modification is not a successful long term weight loss strategy, but when used under the medical supervision of Dr. Croland and in combination with dietary and lifestyle changes and exercise, appetite suppressants can help you change habits to achieve your long term weight loss goals.
Weight Loss Medications
Prescription appetite suppressants are typically prescribed for patients with abnormal BMI and ⁄ or abnormally high body fat percentage. Appetite suppressants work by targeting the hunger centers in the brain to help you feel full while following a low calorie diet and may also increase metabolism through activation of neurotransmitters. Some appetite suppressants also increase metabolism as an added bonus.
While taking prescription weight loss medications, it is important to begin making small behavioral and lifestyle changes, such as upping your protein intake, increasing your amount of daily physical activity and avoiding processed foods and sugar.
If you are struggling with obesity or are overweight and are ready to start losing weight with the help of prescription weight loss medications, you can register online or call us at 704.243.7106 to schedule an appointment and start your journey to weight loss success.