Adipex (Phentermine HCL), Belviq (Lorcaserin), Contrave, and Qsymia (Phentermine/topiramate) are powerful appetite suppressants that can help you lose weight by decreasing cravings and hunger, while stimulating metabolism. We having been utilizing it with great success in both surgical and medical weight loss patients. We offer appetite suppressant programs in our Cincinnati, Columbus, Northern Kentucky and Dayton locations.
In Ohio, Adipex or Phentermine can only be used for a 3 month course of therapy, and in Kentucky 6 months. Belviq & Qsymia, however, do not have any restrictions on the duration of therapy, which is great news since obesity is a chronic disease which can require longer therapy for success.
Belviq (Lorcaserin) is a new medication just recently approved by the FDA. It is the first medication approved for the long-term treatment of obesity in the last 13 years! The advantage over Phentermine is that it is not an amphetamine-type medication and has fewer interactions with other medications. Also, the lack of restrictions on duration of use means that you can continue on your program with pharmaceutical appetite restriction for as long as you need it to achieve success.
Contrave (Naltrexone/buproprion) is a craving suppressant and is the only weight loss medication that has an indication for long-term use without a BMI restriction.
Qsymia is a combination of Phentermine and Topamax, and is also approved for long-term use.
In combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise, we often see a monthly weight loss of 10-15 lbs. This is also a great option for Lap Band, Gastric Bypass, or Gastric Sleeve patients to augment your success after surgery.
Our experienced team can help you achieve a successful result with these appetite suppressants!