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Contrave
This is a combination medication that contains 2 medicines (natrexone and bupropion HCL) that may help some overweight adults who also have weight-related medical problems.
Contrave® should be used in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and regular exercise.
The combination of the two drugs that make up Contrave® are thought to decrease cravings of sugary or high carbohydrate foods. Contrave® dosing is done on an escalating schedule that your provider will guide you through.

Qysmia
This is a new FDA-approved prescription combination of phentermine (appetite suppressant) and topiramate (seizure/migraine medication). Together, the two work by increasing your metabolic rate and controling hunger.
Qysmia® should be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management.

Saxenda
This is an FDA-approved injectable prescription medicine that, when used with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, may help some overweight adults who also have weight-related medical problems.
Your body naturally produces glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps regulate your appetite. Saxenda® works like GLP-1 and may decrease your appetite and impact calorie intake.

Victoza
This is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes and should be used along with diet and exercise.
Victoza® works in 3 ways to lower blood sugar:

  • slow food leaving your stomach
  • help prevent your liver from making too much sugar
  • help the pancreas produce more insulin when your blood sugar levels are high.

Belviq
This is a serotonergic drug that works by turning on a specific switch to increase levels of the brain messenger serotonin in order to suppress appetite. This, in turn, allows you to lower the amount of calories you consume. Belviq® should be used along with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

Regimex
This prescription medication contains the anorectic agent, benzphetamine hydrochloride used to help suppress your appetite. Regimex® is approved for short-term use as part of an overall weight loss program that includes exercise, caloric restriction in your diet, and other behavioral modifications.

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