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What Are the Best Weight Loss Drugs, Medicines, and Supplements?

IntroductionIn the world of weight loss, there is no shortage of drugs, medicines, and supplements claiming to offer the key to easy weight loss. At Dr. To Help, we believe in informed decisions backed by medical advice. This post explores various weight loss aids and their effectiveness.

Prescription Weight Loss Drugs

1. Orlistat (Xenical/Alli)

• How it works: Reduces the amount of fat your body absorbs from food.

• Who it’s for: People with a BMI of 30 or higher, or 27 or higher with weight-related conditions.

• Considerations: Can cause gastrointestinal side effects.

2. Phentermine-Topiramate (Qsymia)

• How it works: Suppresses appetite and increases the feeling of fullness.

• Who it’s for: Similar to Orlistat, with a focus on appetite suppression.

• Considerations: It’s a controlled substance due to its potential for dependency.

3. Liraglutide (Saxenda)

• How it works: Mimics a hormone that regulates appetite.

• Who it’s for: Those with a BMI of 30 or more, or 27 or more with a weight-related condition.

• Considerations: Requires an injection and can be expensive.

Over-the-Counter Supplements

1. Green Tea Extract

• Benefits: May boost metabolism and fat burning.

• Considerations: Can interact with certain medications and cause mild side effects.

2. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

• Benefits: Might reduce body fat.

• Considerations: Long-term effects are still uncertain.

3. Glucomannan

• Benefits: A fiber that can help with feeling full.

• Considerations: Must be taken with water to avoid choking or blockage in the throat or intestines.Safety and Efficacy

• Consult a Healthcare Professional: Before starting any weight loss medication or supplement, it’s crucial to consult with a healthcare provider.

• Realistic Expectations: These aids can contribute to weight loss, but they’re most effective when combined with lifestyle changes like diet and exercise.

• Understanding Side Effects: Be aware of potential side effects and interactions with other medications.ConclusionWhile there are various weight loss drugs and supplements available, their effectiveness varies and they should be used responsibly, under medical supervision. A holistic approach involving a balanced diet and regular exercise is essential for sustainable weight loss.

Attention DrToHelp Patients

We want to thank you for your trust and business with, over the last 10 years! However, due to State and Federal laws, we no longer will be able to ship actual pills to you starting December 1, 2023. From this date on, we will only be able to send an electronic prescription to your pharmacy of choice, for you to go directly to your pharmacy to pick up your Phentermine pills there at your own pharmacy. 

We also will not be taking any NEW patients in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Nebraska for the next 1-3 months.