Sometimes, modern life makes it hard to get rid of the weight you want to, despite your best efforts. That's where prescription appetite suppressants can come into play. You may find that prescription weight loss medications are just the thing needed to kick-start your weight loss and help you start reaching your goals.
Appetite suppressants are currently the most used weight loss medication, and, when taken correctly and combined with the right lifestyle changes, they can produce dramatic results. Like all weight loss solutions, it's important to do your research so that you understand what you're putting into your body.
HOW DO APPETITE SUPPRESSANTS WORK?
Appetite suppressants promote weight loss by making the body believe it is full. They block out hunger sensations by increasing two chemicals in the body: serotonin and catecholamine, which affect mood and appetite. Most people find it very difficult to eat less when they are hungry, and appetite suppressants help in overcoming that emotional barrier. Taking the right prescription appetite suppressant for your needs while consuming fewer calories usually leads to success.
The FDA strongly recommends that you only use prescription appetite suppressants, as there are no OTC (over-the-counter) appetite suppressants that have been approved by them. Any OTC appetite suppressants or non-prescription appetite suppressants could be harmful to your body as they have not been examined and/or approved by the FDA. All appetite suppressants used by Transformyou are FDA-approved for weight loss. Learn more about prescription versus OTC appetite suppressants.
It can be so appealing to "lose the weight fast" and take the seemingly cheaper route to do so. The truth is that there is no magic way to lose weight fast, and any product that claims it can do that is a fraud.
To be specific, it is very unhealthy to lose more than a couple of pounds a week. This is where things can get dangerous, and you run the extremely high risk of hurting your body and compromising your health.
Not all appetite suppressants are the same. When you work with Transformyou, we go over all your options to determine which weight loss medication is right for you, your body and lifestyle.
It's always a good idea to know that there are options when it comes to appetite suppressants. Not all of them are effective or safe for consumption, which is why it is essential to consult with a medical weight loss physician when considering appetite suppressants and weight loss medications.
Transformyou offers medically proven prescription appetite suppressants and ongoing support for all our patients.
PRESCRIPTION APPETITE SUPPRESSANTS
The FDA has approved the following prescription appetite suppressants that we offer:
- Liraglutide (Saxenda): This is an injection originally marketed as a diabetes treatment under the brand name of Victoza. It can dampen feelings of hunger by acting on a hormone found in the gut.
- Phentermine (Qsymia): A combination of two medications, phentermine stimulates your body to feel less hungry and more full. It is best used with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity. It can be an ideal choice for adults who want to lose weight and keep the weight off or who have weight-related medical problems.
- Phentermine (Adipex): Adipex works by stimulating your hypothalamus gland (the region of your brain that controls the autonomic nervous system) and affecting certain neurotransmitters to decrease your appetite. It has also been known to help increase patient energy levels, especially when combined with exercise.
- Benzphetamine (Didrex): This prescription appetite suppressant has short-term use and is usually combined with a behavior change program along with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. It is commonly used by individuals dealing with obesity who haven't been able to see strong enough results from diet and exercise changes alone. It stimulates your central nervous system to increase your heart rate and blood pressure while decreasing your appetite.
- Diethylproprion (Tenuate): A short-term use prescription appetite suppressant used to stimulate the hypothalamus gland and certain neurotransmitters to decrease appetite. It is also known for its ability to increase energy levels in patients when combined with exercise. It is commonly used along with a behavior change program, reduced-calorie diet, and exercise to help treat obesity.
- Phendimetrazine (Bontril): A sympathomimetic amine that stimulates your central nervous system to increase your heart rate and blood pressure while decreasing your appetite. It is commonly used along with a behavior change program, reduced-calorie diet, and exercise to help treat obesity and is a short-term use prescription appetite suppressant.
These are all in the Sympathomimetic family of appetite suppressants and are most commonly prescribed for the short-term management of excess weight.
When used in conjunction with diet, exercise, and behavior therapy, phentermine and phendimetrazine may help you to lose weight while you are learning new ways to eat and to exercise. Phentermine is a long-acting appetite suppressant (lasts all day), and Phendimetrazine and Diethylproprion are made both as a short and long-acting appetite suppressant (lasts a half-day to a full day). Benzphetamine lasts 6-10 hours.
The newest appetite suppressant medication is called Qsymia. It was released in September 2012. It is a combination of two medications, phentermine, and topiramate. Topiramate is used because it helps decrease hunger and increase weight loss. It works together with the phentermine to promote weight loss.
Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, Benzphetamine, Diethylproprion, and Qsymia shouldn't be used as a substitute for proper diet or exercise. For maximum effects, they must be used along with a reduced-calorie diet and/or exercise. Any modifications in your diet, activity level, and behavior must be developed and continued long-term in order to continue losing weight and prevent the lost weight from returning.
BENEFITS AND POTENTIAL RISKS OF PRESCRIPTION APPETITE SUPPRESSANTS
Benefits of using appetite suppressants include:
- Losing as much as 5 to 10 percent of your body weight (backed by research)
- Less emotional dependence on food
- Ability to mentally focus for longer without eating
The risks associated with appetite suppressants come mainly from side effects, which is why it is so important to start using appetite suppressants after being cleared by a licensed medical doctor.
Learn more about the benefits and potential risks associated with appetite suppressants.
SCHEDULE YOUR APPETITE SUPPRESSANT CONSULTATION
Consultations are for anyone looking into their medical weight loss and appetite suppressant options. In the consultations, we work together to develop a medical weight loss plan that is safe and effective for you. Our licensed physicians will take numerous factors into consideration when finding the right appetite suppressant for you. Different medications have different prices, so medication prices vary depending on the appetite suppressant.
Transformyou will help you stay on track with your medical weight loss goals, checking in on you frequently regarding your general health, weight, etc. and adjusting your medical weight loss plan according to your needs. Schedule your consultation today.
All patients always work directly with one of our physicians to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.
The Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program (CSPMP) is a program developed to promote the public health and welfare by detecting diversion, abuse and misuse of prescription medications classified as controlled substances under the Arizona Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Every Physician who possesses a DEA registration is required also to possess a CSPMP registration issued by the Arizona Board of Pharmacy. At transformyou, we adhere to Arizona's CSPMP policy before prescribing a controlled substance to any patient.