Weight Loss Medications
Prescription weight loss pills also known as diet pills, are used for people who are overweight and want to lose weight. Although diet pills helps you lose weight, you will still need to focus on healthy diets and exercise to get the best results. Doctors tend to prescribe weight loss pills if a persons' body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher.
Some Prescription Weight Loss Pills Used for Weight Loss Include:
Phentermine Phentermine is a stimulant. Phentermine serves as an appetite suppressant due to its impact on a persons' central nervous system. Phentermine is meant to be used jointly with diet and exercise. It is used to care for people who are overweight or obese with health fluctuations, such as, diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Orlistat The purpose of using Orlistat is that it blocks some fat that the patient intakes. It keeps the fat from fully being absorbed by your body. Orlistat is utilized to assist with weight loss. It also helps to minimize the risk of regaining weight that patient has already worked so hard to lose. This type of medication is required to be used along with a reduced calorie diet.
Lorcaserin Lorcaserin is used for weight management for certain patients. Lorcaserin is usually used with reduced calorie diets and increased physical activity for best results of weight loss.
Phendimetrazine Phendimetrazine is known to be a sympathomimetic amine and is very much alike to amphetamine. Phendimetrazine is an anorectic drug. When used, Phendimetrazine stimulates your central nervous system, which escalates your blood pressure and heart rate and reduces your appetite. Phendimetrazine tends to be used as a short-term dietary supplement and exercise as treatment for obesity.
Methamphetamine Methamphetamine is a stimulant for the central nervous system. Methamphetamine has an effect on chemicals in the nerves and brain that is a factor in hyperactivity and impulse control. Although Methamphetamine tends to be used to care for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it is also used to treat obesity, mostly when other medications and diets have been unsuccessful to weight loss.