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What weight loss pills are most effective that are prescribed?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Phentermine

alone and in combination.
Tend to result in 10% weigh loss. BUT the gains are quite temporary with the weight coming back on when stopped.

In brief: Phentermine

alone and in combination.
Tend to result in 10% weigh loss. BUT the gains are quite temporary with the weight coming back on when stopped.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Thank
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine

In brief: None

In general weight loss pills are not successful in achieving long term weight loss.
Some can be associated with serious side effects. People usually regain weight after stopping these drugs. We have an epidemic of obesity in our country and if there was an easy solution everyone would be thin. Diet and exercise are still the keys to effective weight loss. For patients with extreme obesity -surgery.

In brief: None

In general weight loss pills are not successful in achieving long term weight loss.
Some can be associated with serious side effects. People usually regain weight after stopping these drugs. We have an epidemic of obesity in our country and if there was an easy solution everyone would be thin. Diet and exercise are still the keys to effective weight loss. For patients with extreme obesity -surgery.
Dr. Martin Bress
Dr. Martin Bress
Thank
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