THE PROS AND CONS OF APPETITE SUPPRESSANT MEDICATIONS WHILE FOLLOWING A WEIGHT LOSS PLAN

Midwest Weight Control Offers the Option of Prescription Appetite Suppressant Medication Including the Newly FDA Approved QsymiaTM

As the leading non-surgical medical weight loss clinic in MN, Midwest Weight Control can prescribe appetite suppressant medications.  The most common medication we prescribe is Phentermine, a safe and effective appetite suppressant which has been approved by the FDA for years.  Although biochemically somewhat similar to amphetamine, Phentermine is not habit forming or addictive.

Recently, the FDA has approved Qsymia, a new prescription medicine for chronic weight management.  Qsymia is actually a combination of Phentermine and Topiramate.  In addition to prescription medications, we offer several state-of-the-art nutraceuticals to assist you in achieving your weight loss goal.  Our medical experts have the knowledge and experience to determine which option is best for you!

As members of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, we adhere to the guidelines they have established for the use of appetite suppressant medications.  The diet pills that we prescribe, work by increasing an energizing brain chemical, norepinephrine, modifying the brain’s appetite center to decrease hunger and interest in food, and by increasing metabolism.

By the very nature of the diet food plans and weight loss programs we provide, the majority of our clients experience consistent, aggressive weight loss without the inclusion of diet pills.  We know with certainty that medications alone, without long-term changes in diet and lifestyle are ineffective, and therefore, we strongly encourage their use as a tool in conjunction with one of our medically supervised weight management programs.

There are several criteria to qualify for the use of Phentermine and Qsymia, as well as medical contraindications to their use.  To determine if you are a candidate for a medically monitored weight loss program with the use of appetite suppressant medication, Schedule a Free Consultation or give us a call!