The purpose of using appetite control medications in any weight management program is to give the patient some help against cravings and overeating. The medications that are FDA approved and available for use DO NOT cause weight loss directly.
They are all designed to reduce cravings, reduce the body’s hunger response (hormonal and nervous system), and create a feeling of being full quicker during meals (satiety). The medications are very useful in maximizing our success in weight loss and eating habit changes. They are safe to use under a physician’s care.
At Physicians Weight Control and Wellness, we have been using phentermine, phendimetrazine, diethylproprion, and didrex ongoing for years with great success and safety.
In addition, recently there have been other medications approved and available for treatment of obesity and overweight patients. Our experience allows us to customize our patients’ plan with the medication and dosing that is appropriate for each individual. We follow the guidelines of medication usage as outlined by the Obesity Medicine Association.