Weight Loss Medications- How Do They Work For You?

When we need to measure our weight, we always relate it to height. Most of the healthcare specialists choose BMI or Body Mass Index for identifying obesity and overweight. For instance, you are overweight, while your BMI ranges from 25 to 30. Now, while this BMI is above 30, you have obesity. In both these cases, you have health risks. Most of the adults have overweight and obesity issues. Some of us choose surgical methods for reducing weight. However, the safer and better choice for you is to rely on the medical weight loss program. There are wide variety of weight loss medications available also.

Choosing the right weight loss medications for you-

Weight loss medication prescription medications are very effective in treating obesity and overweight problems. For instance, weight loss medications can control your feelings of hunger. Other types of medications prevent your body from absorbing the fat present in your consumed foods. While prescribing any medication for weight control, the physicians will focus on.

· The benefits that you get from losing weight
· Side effects from the medications
· Your intake of other medications
· Your present health conditions
· Medical history of your family

Some weight loss medications are FDA approved. The children can take those medications with instructions from physicians.

What to do to get the optimized result from weight loss medications?

Although you are taking medications to reduce your weight, you must not avoid your physical workouts. It is also essential to eat the right foods that control your weight. You may speak to the professionals to know about different other ways of managing your body weight.

How much time to show the results after you start taking weight loss medications?

It may vary depending on the type of drugs prescribed by your physicians. While you have successfully reduced much amount of body weight without affecting your health, Dr Shukla may ask you to continue the medications. Now, when you have not lost a minimum 5% of weight within 10 to 12 weeks, the physicians will rely on a different treatment scheme. You may also modify your lifestyle and do physical activities. A healthy weight is always a must for every person.

Is there a chance of regaining weight after stopping the intake of weight loss medications?

You will regain weight after you have stopped consuming the weight-loss drug. The maintenance of proper eating habits is essential for preventing the increase of weight. It is also better to do muscle-strengthening workouts and aerobic activity.

Common medications for lowering your body weight-

Phentermine is one of the prescription medications, working on the brain chemicals for decreasing the hunger. This is a mild stimulant, providing you with an added level of energy. You may feel sleepiness for taking this medication.

This is another FDA-approved medication, available at a very high dose. In most cases, the physicians ask you to take this medication three times every day. The medicine helps in reducing the fat absorption level of your body.

Contrave (Naltrexone and Bupropion)

Contrave is a prescription medication and is a combination of bupropion and naltrexone. Bupropion is an antidepressant medicine that can also can decrease appetite. Naltrexone is normally usually given to block the effects of opioids or alcohol in people with addiction problems. Naltrexone may also decrease hunger and food cravings

Osymia(Phentermine and Topiramate)

Qsymia is another prescription which is the combination of phentermine and topiramate. Phentermine is a medication which suppress the appetite similar to an amphetamine. Topiramate is normally used as a seizure medication, also called an anticonvulsant.


Saxenda (liraglutide) is similar to the hormone that occurs naturally in the body and helps control blood sugar, insulin levels as well as digestion.


Thus, you can have benefited from these medications, specially formulated for weight reduction. ShineMD Medspa and Liposuction Center offers robust medical weight loss program which includes the diet, counselling and iv vitamins infusions. It helps increase the metabolism ultimately help loosing weight. We offer liposuction and other body contouring procedure whose BMI is less than 33 and can achieve desirable body contouring results with our 360 liposuction and fat transfer procedures. If you have less than 33 BMI then you will be a candidate to get the liposuction or coolsculpting which also helps to remove unwanted fat from the body areas.

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