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Weight Loss Medication

Semaglutide 2.4 mg – New Weight Loss Medication Preview… *

Posted: Feb 14 in Weight Loss Medication by

Just published in the New England Journal, as part of a weight loss program, the addition of semaglutide helped people with obesity lose an average of 15% of their body weight during 68 weeks of treatment. This equated to an average of 34 pounds of weight loss during the trial. Heart Safety of Semaglutide As […]

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Plenity – a New Option for Weight Loss *

Posted: Jan 30 in Medical Weight Loss News, Weight loss, Weight Loss Medication by

Plenity is an aid for weight management in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 40, when combined with a healthy eating and physical activity plan. Dr. Lazarus and Heather Thomas, PA-C are excited to announce that they have been accepted to the early prescriber program for Plenity. Although Plenity is planning […]

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Saxenda – Weight Loss, or Chronic Weight Management? *

Posted: Jan 19 in Weight Loss Medication by

Saxenda is the newest medication approved by the FDA for chronic weight management. Unlike the other medications which are taken as pills or capsules, Saxenda is a once daily self-administered injection. Originally marketed as Victoza for the treatment of type 2 diabetes back in 2010, Saxenda is the same molecule (liraglutide), but underwent rigorous clinical […]

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Contave for Weight Loss in 2021 *

Posted: Dec 16 in Weight Loss Medication by

Contrave is one of our new anti-obesity medications, or “AOMs” approved for chronic weight management in 2014. As the years have gone by, we have accumulated a lot of clinical experience with Contrave for weight loss. This article will review some of the pros and cons of Contrave use, particularly in comparison to the older […]

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Phentermine for Weight Loss in 2020 *

Posted: Nov 12 in Weight Loss Medication by

Phentermine was originally approved by the FDA for weight loss in the 1950’s. In those days, few people had obesity, and obesity was thought to be the result of simple dietary indiscretion. Phentermine in those days was studied and approved only for a short duration of use (3 months). Phentermine in 2020 Wow have times […]

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