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Weight Loss Medication

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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New Weight Loss Medications *

Posted: Oct 12 in Medical Weight Loss News, Weight Loss Medication by

Three medications* were approved for chronic weight management between 2012 and 2014 and we have had great success helping our patients not only lose weight, but keep it off long-term. We are excited not only that we have these safe, effective treatments, but also that there are several new medications in development that should become […]

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Should I Be On Weight Loss Medication? *

Posted: Jul 14 in Medical Weight Loss News, Obesity Medicine, Weight Loss Medication by

Prescription weight loss medications (which used to be called appetite suppressants, and now are also called anti-obesity medications) can help people lose weight, and more importantly, keep the weight off. The medications we use today are approved by the FDA for people with a BMI over 27 with other weight-related health problems, or over 30 […]

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