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The answer to this question depends on your medical situation, preferences, and the experience and training of the prescribing weight loss physician. Having said that, let us review the various weight loss medications in the order of their effectiveness.
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If you are trying to lose weight and need a medication to help suppress the appetite, reduce cravings and increase metabolism, you probably want to consider one of the most commonly prescribed appetite suppressant medications by weight loss doctors called Adipex or Phentermine.
Although Phentermine or Adipex can be used on its own, many weight loss physicians do use it in combination with other diet pills, such as the combination of Phentermine with Topiramate like in the new diet pill, Qsymia, for additional help to reduce food cravings and for synergistic effect on weight loss.
Phentermine, like it’s cuisine, Phendimetrazine(Bontril) is an Amphetamine based medication that helps you lose weight by helping your metabolism go up. Phentermine helps burn fat and also helps reduce hunger, and increase your resting metabolic rate so that your body is able to reduce caloric intake and increase metabolism so you can lose weight.
Despite the many new weight loss medications now available such as Qsymia (Phentermine and Topiramate), Belviq (Lorcaserin), Saxenda (Liraglutide) and Conrave, Phentermine continues to be the most commonly used and most used weight loss medication or diet pill by most weight loss doctors, also called Bariatricians or obesity medicine doctors.
A 2008 survey of prescribing practices found that 98% of bariatric medicine specialists(medical weight loss doctors) used appetite suppressants or diet pills in treating obesity and that 97% of those prescribed phentermine as their first choice.
Phentermine is used for a limited period of time to speed weight loss in overweight or obese people defined as those weight a body mass index of over 25 in addition to diet and exercise as prescribed and supervised by a licensed and experienced weight loss physician
Phentermine is an anorectic medication that increases the metabolism and reduces hunger by decreasing appetite.
There are three main actions of Phentermine:
Originally approved for short term therapy for obesity, phentermine is used for treatment of obesity. However, the FDA has been questioned by many weight loss physicians and physician groups, most notably, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, as to the rationale in limiting the use of Phentermine for short term use when obesity itself is recognized as a chronic or long term process. Realizing this folly in the original labeling of Phentermine, the US FDA has stated that the newer combination medications such as Qsymia (Phentermine and Topiramate) are approved for long term use although the indication for Phentermine alone remains unchanged. Most weight loss physicians use Phentermine longer term as an off label indication based on individual patient situation.
Common (>1% incidence) adverse effects include:
Less common or rare (<1% incidence) adverse effects include:
Cautions and Contraindications for use Phentermine
Phentermine use is contraindicated in those who are:
W8MD weight loss physicians are familiar with use of Prescription Adipex or Phentermine and other weight loss medications and can offer this as one of the options to lose weight for eligible patients when medically appropriate in addition to a reduced calorie diet and appetite suppression!
As Adipex lowers the food cravings, increases the fat burning, and metabolism, most patients on Adipex are able to lose weight faster compared to those that do not take this prescription diet pill.
W8MD's medical weight loss, sleep, aesthetic & IV nutrition programs
W8MD’s insurance weight loss program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to losing weight fast that addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. Since its inception in 2011, W8MD has successfully helped thousands of patients lose weight successfully succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.
We offer FDA appetite suppressants or diet pills, such as Phentermine or Adipex, Qsymia, Belviq, Saxenda, Contrave, Bontril, Tenuate etc. We also offer very low calorie diets (VLCD),with optional and affordable insulin resistance.
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