Do or Don’t: Appetite Medications

By February 26, 2021 Medications

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).

So are appetite medications a DO or a DON’T?

At Physician’s Weight Control & Wellness, we believe they can be a DO.

First, the medications we prescribe are very useful in maximizing our success in weight loss and eating habit changes. They are safe to use under a physician’s care. We have been using Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, Diethylproprion, and Didrex ongoing for years with great success and safety.

There have recently 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.

All in all, we believe medication can be helpful in reaching weight loss goals, however, this decision needs to start with a conversation with one of our doctors. We’ll determine what YOU need to successfully lose weight and go from there. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. At Physician’s Weight Control & Wellness, we are here for you every step of the way!

Physician’s Weight Control & Wellness’s programs are different from other weight loss programs in that they are specifically constructed by bariatric specialists to meet each patient’s individual needs based on their body chemistry, lifestyle, and weight loss goals. We believe in making healthy, lifelong changes to your daily eating and exercise routine combined with more than 50 years of proven weight loss experience!

At Physician’s Weight Control and Wellness, our weight loss programs are unique in that they are physician-guided and individually tailored to each patient. Because every patient is different, no two treatment plans are the same. The same philosophy applies to our nutrition consulting and coaching programs. These programs are designed to be the next step after meeting with our doctors to ensure your investment in your new lifestyle takes root.

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