Can I ask my doctor for weight loss pills?
You can talk to your doctor about weight loss medication if you are significantly overweight and if you have tried other weight loss methods without success.
Before you talk to your doctor about diet pills you should be prepared to explain the different diet programs you’ve tried.
What can doctors prescribe for weight loss?
Four prescription weight-loss drugs are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for long-term use: bupropion-naltrexone (Contrave), liraglutide (Saxenda), orlistat (Xenical) and phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia).
What is the most effective prescription weight loss pill?
Phentermine-Topiramate extended release (Qsymia) is the most effective weight loss drug available to date. It combines an adrenergic agonist with a neurostabilizer. Daily doses with four strengths start at 3.75/23mg to 15mg/92mg. Adults with migraines and obesity are good candidates for this weight loss medication.
Will my doctor give me Phentermine?
Phentermine is a prescription weight loss medication. It’s a controlled substance due to its chemical similarities to the stimulant amphetamine — making it available only with a prescription. Your doctor may prescribe phentermine if you’re obese, meaning that your body mass index (BMI) is greater than or equal to 30.