With so many diet pills on the market and while many are effective it is important to realize that no diet pill is a cure all on its own. These medications must be combined with other factors such as diet and exercise in order to be truly effective. These medications also work best when it is combined with proper nutrition and adequate physical activity. Diet pills prescribed at Healthy Solutions Clinic should always be taken as instructed and you should never use diet pills as a substitute for cutting calories. Joining our program does not guarantee that you will be prescribed any of the below medications. All prescriptions are prescribed by one of our physicians and are based on your need and medical condition
Commonly Prescribed Diet Pills
Phentermine (Adipex-P, Lomaira)
Adipex, also known by its generic name phentermine, is a common appetite suppressant used in the industry. Phentermine is an amphetamine-like prescription medication used to suppress appetite. It can help weight loss by decreasing your hunger or making you feel full longer. Phentermine is also available in combination with topiramate for weight loss (Qsymia).
Diethylpropion (Tenuate, Tenuate Dospan)
Tenuate, also known by its generic name Diethylpropion, is used in conjunction with a doctor-approved reduced calorie diet and exercise program. It is used with patients who are significantly overweight and who have not been able to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone. Tenuate may work to help you lose weight by decreasing your appetite, increasing the amount of energy used by your body, or by affecting certain parts of your brain.
• Contrave(naltrexone HCl/bupropion HCl)
Contave is a prescription-only, FDA-approved weight-loss medication that may help adults who are overweight or struggle with obesity lose weight and keep it off. Contrave is believed to work on two important areas of the brain—your hunger center and your reward system—to reduce hunger and help control cravings.
FDA Approved Diet Pills vs Over-the-Counter Prescriptions
Prescription diet pills are medications regulated by the FDA, which has test information concerning side effects, risks and suggests prescribed dosages. Like all medications, prescription diet pills still offer side effects but our patients rarely experience these under supervision.
Over-the-Counter Diet Pills are categorized as food substitute and are not FDA regulated. They are not tested to ensure safety and unknown even deadly side effects may occur from consumption.