Thursday, August 14, 2014

Best weight loss medication in New York or Philadelphia for fast weight loss

Lorcaserin (Belviq)

Belviq (pronounced BEL-VEEK), is a new appetite suppressant or diet pill approved by the FDA in 2011 and it works to reduce your appetite and make you feel full, so you eat less.

As per the research studies, almost half (47 percent) of patients taking Belviq lost at least 5 percent of their initial body weight after one year.

Phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia)

In July 2012, the FDA approved the drug combination phentermine and topiramate,with the brand name Qsymia (pronounced kyoo-sim-EE-uh) to treat weight gain and obesity in adults. Qsymia is a combination of two FDA-approved drugs:
  • phentermine, a medicine approved to suppress appetite.
  • topiramate, a medicine approved to control seizures. It may also be used to prevent migraine headaches. It is in an extended-release form in Qsymia.
The generic combination of taking Phentermine and Topiramate, although not identical in dosing to that of Qsymia, gives similar results as can be expected when you combine two existing medications. 

Qsymia must not be used during pregnancy because it may cause harm to the baby. People with an overactive thyroid gland, glaucoma, or who have recently taken certain antidepressant drugs known as MAOIs should not use Qsymia, although the drug was studied in patients taking SSRI and other antidepressants without adverse events.

In our experience, the combination drugs work the best as they combine the power of two or three existing medications for optimal results for appetite suppression and weight loss. 

Orlistat (Xenical and Alli)

This OTC or over the counter drug called Alli or the prescription dose Xenical is approved for use by adults. After 1 or 2 years of taking orlistat, patients may lose about 5 to 7 pounds. However, the gastrointestinal side effects make this drug not very popular.

Other Appetite Suppressants

Several appetite suppressants may be used to promote weight loss including
  • phentermine (sold as Adipex-P, Oby-Cap, Suprenza, T-Diet, Zantryl)
  • benzphetamine (sold as Didrex)
  • diethylpropion (sold as Tenuate, Tenuate Dospan)
  • phendimetrazine (sold as Adipost, Bontril PDM, Bontril Slow Release, Melfiat)
Phentermine is the one used most often in the United States and the combination with Topiramate might give the best results.

It is important to do this under the careful supervision of a medical doctor trained in the management of metabolic and weight related problems so that you can not only lose weight, but try to maintain it. 

Locations for weight loss in New York and Pennsylvania

NYC Insurance Weight Loss Center: 2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214 Ph: 1-718-946-5501  
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Philadelphia Insurance Weight Loss Center: 1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115 Ph: 1-215-676-2334
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King Of Prussia Weight Loss Center: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087 Ph: 1-800-986-3007 
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