A number of medications exist that are used for weight loss purposes. These drugs are prescribed by a doctor only when appropriate, and they should be used after non-drug options have been exhausted. Drugs can assist with weight loss by blocking the absorption of some fats, balancing brain chemicals to increase metabolism or suppressing appetite in patients.
Prescription Diet Pill Market Set to Expand The new crop of prescription diet pills Belviq and Qsymia that received FDA approval last year initially excited overweight consumers, given that the previous crop of prescription diet pills were pulled from pharmacy shelves. In 1998, one-half of the Wyeth fen-phen combination was…