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Appetite Suppressant

Doctors Weight Clinic

Weight Loss Center & Regenerative Medicine located in Chula Vista, CA, El Cajon, CA & Laguna Hills, CA

To lose weight, you need to eat less and move more. Unfortunately, this may leave you feeling hungry and make it hard for you to stick to your weight-loss plan. Marcel Brysk, MD, and the team at Doctors Weight Clinic specialize in weight loss. They offer many tools to help you reach your goals, including appetite suppressants. To schedule a consultation to learn more about appetite suppressants and how they can help you reach your weight goals, call one of the offices in El Cajon, Chula Vista, or Laguna Hills, California, or book an appointment online.

Appetite Suppressant Q & A

What is an appetite suppressant?

An appetite suppressant is a prescription medication that helps you feel less hungry or feel full faster. By controlling your hunger, appetite suppressants make it easier for you to follow a lower-calorie diet and support your weight-loss efforts.

Though there are many factors that affect your ability to lose weight and keep it off, hunger pangs and food cravings are difficult to resist. 

For more than 50 years, Doctors Weight Clinic has helped thousands of people reach their weight goals using a number of tools and techniques, including prescription appetite suppressants. 


What appetite suppressant medications are prescribed?

Doctors Weight Clinic uses amphetamine-like prescription medications to suppress your appetite. These include phentermine, Bontril®, and Tenuate®. These medications work by stimulating the release of neurotransmitters that decrease your appetite and boost your metabolism.


Am I a candidate for an appetite suppressant?

When you visit Doctors Weight Clinic for a weight-loss consultation, the team conducts a thorough evaluation to fully understand your weight struggles and goals. They also review your medical history and conduct a physical exam.

The team considers you a good candidate for an appetite suppressant if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. They may also recommend the prescription medication to help you lose weight if you have a BMI between 27 and 30 and suffer from weight-related health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. 


What happens when I start an appetite suppressant?

Appetite suppressants may cause unpleasant side effects such as an increase in heart rate, dry mouth, or sleeplessness. 

To monitor your tolerance to the prescription medication, the team at Doctors Weight Clinic schedules regular follow-up appointments and adjusts your medication dose or treatment plan as needed. 

They also spend time talking to you about your diet and exercise routine. They also provide tips and tools that help you make the lifestyle changes that lead to long-term weight-loss success. 

If you tolerate the appetite suppressant and it helps you lose weight, then the team may continue to prescribe the medication for as long as necessary.

Despite what you may see scrolling through your social media feed, weight loss isn’t easy. No single diet or tool works for everyone. 

For a comprehensive weight-loss plan from an experienced team that offers many tools to help you reach your goals, call Doctors Weight Clinic or book an appointment online.