Prescription Weight Loss Drugs
Eating less and moving more are the basics of weight loss that lasts. For some people, prescription weight loss drugs may help.
You'll still need to focus on diet and exercise while taking these drugs, and they're not for everyone.
Doctors usually prescribe Weight Loss drugs only if your BMI is 30 or higher or at least 27, and you have a condition that may be related to your weight, like type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.
Here's what you should know about the most common prescription weight loss drugs: orlistat, Belviq, Contrave, Saxenda, phentermine, and Qsymia.
Before you get a weight loss drug prescription, tell your doctor about your medical history. That includes any allergies or other conditions you have, medicines or supplements you take (even if they're herbal or natural), and whether you're pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to get pregnant soon.
How it works: It blocks your body from absorbing about a third of the fat you eat.
How it works: Curbs your appetite.