Common Weight Loss Medications in Grand Prairie
Orlistat (Xenical, Alli): Orlistat is a lipase inhibitor that works by blocking the absorption of fat from the digestive tract. This weight loss medication can lead to a reduction in calorie intake and weight loss. Orlistat is available over-the-counter and by prescription.
Liraglutide (Saxenda): Liraglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that works by increasing satiety and reducing appetite. It is also available for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Naltrexone-bupropion (Contrave): Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that works by reducing cravings for food. Bupropion is an antidepressant that can also help to reduce appetite. Contrave is available by prescription only.
Phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia): Phentermine is a stimulant that works by increasing norepinephrine and dopamine levels in the brain. Topiramate is an anticonvulsant that works by reducing cravings for food. Qsymia is available by prescription only.
Semaglutide (Wegovy): Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist that is similar to liraglutide. It is available by prescription only and is injected once weekly. Semaglutide has recently become the most sought after weight loss medication because of it’s high safety profile, flexible eating plan, and convenient, once-a-week injections.
It is important to note that weight loss medications should only be used as part of a comprehensive weight-loss plan that includes diet and exercise. They should also only be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional, like the ones at Renown Weight Loss in Grand Prairie*.