Medications & Injectables
We recommend a variety of carefully chosen medications and injectables, from appetite suppresants to fat absorption blockers and other prescription medications to assist our patients in achieving their goals.
Meridia (sibutramine), approved by the FDA in 1997, increases the levels of certain brain chemicals that help reduce appetite. Because it may increase blood pressure and heart rate, Meridia should not be used by people with uncontrolled high blood pressure, a history of heart disease, congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeat, or stroke. Other common side effects of Meridia include headache, dry mouth, constipation and insomnia.
Xenical is the first in a new class of anti-obesity drugs known as lipase inhibitors. Lipase is the enzyme that breaks down dietary fat for use by the body. Xenical interferes with lipase function, decreasing dietary fat absorption by 30 percent. Because the undigested fats are not absorbed, fewer calories are available to the body.
Phentermine is in a class of medications called anorectics. It works by decreasing appetite.
Phentermine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- dry mouth
- unpleasant taste
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- increased blood pressure
- heart palpitations
- shortness of breath
- chest pain
- swelling of the legs and ankles
- difficulty doing exercise that you have been able to do
Lipotropic Injections (M.I.C.)
Lipotropic injections (M.I.C.) offer many benefits towards weight loss. How? Here’s some ways these shots can help:
- Reduces the storage of fat
- Increases your metabolism
- Gives you increased energy
Lipotropic nutrients are a class of agents that play important rolesin the body’s use of fat. These compounds enhance liver and gallbladder’srole by decreasing fat deposits and speeding up metabolism of fat andits removal. Lipotropic injections effectively reduce appetite and increase yourbody’s natural fat-burning processes. Using Lipotropic shots, along with properdiet and exercise, can help you reach your goal weight faster. Lipotropic injections aid your weight loss by giving you an extra boost.
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