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Wich medication is better to start obesity treatment? Qsymia, belviq (lorcaserin) or diethylpropion?

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Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Difficult

Drugs should only be used for severe obesity with complications, and where diet and exercise have already been tried.
Qsymia and dietylpropion both contain stimulants which can be addictive and increase the risk of heart damage. For that reason, Belviq (lorcaserin) has advantages. It can also be given with other heart safe drugs like orlistat and topiramate.

In brief: Difficult

Drugs should only be used for severe obesity with complications, and where diet and exercise have already been tried.
Qsymia and dietylpropion both contain stimulants which can be addictive and increase the risk of heart damage. For that reason, Belviq (lorcaserin) has advantages. It can also be given with other heart safe drugs like orlistat and topiramate.
Dr. William Haynes
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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Depennds

Most will allow you to lose 3-10% of your weight after 1 year. Beyond that most people gain it back.
Talk to your doctor.

In brief: Depennds

Most will allow you to lose 3-10% of your weight after 1 year. Beyond that most people gain it back.
Talk to your doctor.
Dr. David Geffner
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