MEDICATION FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Many people try to lose weight through the typical methods of dieting and an increase in physical exercise but achieve little or no results. They may lose a small amount of weight just to gain it back and then become discouraged, and give up. If this scenario sounds familiar, a medical weight loss program that includes weight loss medication may be right for you.
Weight loss medications are available in a pill or injection form. These medications are designed to help with controlling appetite, reducing cravings, and promoting more sustainable weight loss than through diet and exercise alone. Weight loss medications can make a significant difference in a your weight loss success however, they are meant to be used under a doctor’s supervision. They should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program, and can be used in combination with a weight loss procedure as well.
PERSONALIZED WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATION PLAN
FDA-approved weight loss medications have been used since the 1950s. Newer agents have been approved recently and many others are currently being studied. Dr. Simmons uses his expertise in medical weight management to offer various weight loss medication options to his patients because there is not one medication that is the best for everyone.
A few examples of medications offered that help with weight loss include:
- Mounjaro (tirzepatide)
- Wegovy, Ozempic (semaglutide)
- Saxenda (liraglutide)
- Qsymia (phentermine-topiramate)
- Contrave (naltrexone-bupropion)
With so many medications available, it is important to use an individualized approach to prescribing weight loss medication.
If you are interested in learning more about weight loss medications, contact our office today!