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Do any appetite suppressants really work or are they a waste of money?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Absolutely work: Meds must be used in combo and result in >10% wt loss in majority of patients who i prescribe them in. But, wt often returns when meds are stopped. Like BP meds, they may be needed indefinately.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How do appetite suppressants really work?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
They don't: Most products promoted as appetite suppressants are not effective. One drug is approved by the fda as an appetite suppressant. It is phentermine, and its mechanism of action is unknown.

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