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ORAL WEIGHT LOSS

Phentermine

  • Phentermine (Adipex-P, Lomaira) is a prescription medicine used to lessen appetite. It can help weight loss by making you less hungry. Or it can help you feel full longer.

  • short-term use of up to 12 weeks for people older than 16

  • The average weight loss when taking phentermine is 3% of your initial body weight after 3 months and 5–7% after 6 months. Some people report even more weight loss than this 

  •  If you haven’t lost much weight after 3 months of using it, a healthcare professional may recommend discontinuing the medication.

Contrave (naltrexone-bupropion)

  • FDA Approved

  • Approved for long term use

  • Contrave is an anorexiant and is used to help manage weight in obese or overweight adults with weight-related medical problems. This medicine is used together with diet and exercise.

  • lost an average of 12 pounds (or about 5 percent of their body weight)

Qsymia (phentermine-topiramate)

  • A mix of two medications: phentermine, which lessens your appetite, and topiramate, which is used to treat seizures or migraine headaches

  • May make you less hungry or feel full sooner

  • 12 y/o and older

  • Topiramate causes weight loss in several ways, including helping you feel full, making foods taste less appealing, and burning more calories.

  • If you don't lose at least 3% of your weight after 12 weeks on Qsymia, the FDA recommends that you stop

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