Prescription Treatment

Eating less and burning more are the basics of weight loss that lasts. For some people,prescription weight loss drugs may help.

You'll still need to focus on diet and exercise while taking these drugs, and they're not for everyone. Doctors usually prescribe them only if your BMI is 30 or higher, or if it's at least 27 and you have a condition that may be related to your weight, like type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.

There are many common prescription medications including Orlistat, Belviq, Contrave, Saxenda, phentermine also known as Adipex, and Qsymia. Most commonly they either increase metabolism or decrease appetite or do both. However before you get a weight loss drug prescription, you must be seen by a doctor who will get your detailed medical history. That could include any allergies or other conditions you may have , medicines or supplements you may take (even if they're herbal or natural); and whether you're pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to get pregnant soon.

Weight loss prescription medications are not for everyone and for that reason, it is very important that you must be seen by a doctor who could decide if you qualify to be on any prescription medication for weight loss.