Desoxyn is a prescription drug that doctors sometimes prescribe to patients as a treatment for obesity. It contains methamphetamine and is the brand name form of this medication. Typically, Desoxyn is only prescribed to patients as a weight loss treatment when other medications and diet programs failed to result in success.
Primarily, Desoxyn is prescribed for the purpose of treating ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). The drug belongs to a powerful class of stimulants that effect the central nervous system. It works to change the amounts of certain natural substances located in the brain. It can help to improve an individual’s ability to pay attention, control behavior problems, boost concentration levels to maintain focus on an activity, and can help improve organization skills and listening skills. Continue reading
Tenuate is a name brand medication prescribed by doctors to patients who require additional assistance beyond conventional weight loss methods to treat significant obesity. It is meant to be used alongside exercise, a reduced-calorie diet and a behavior change program. The generic name for this diet drug is Diethylpropion.
Diethylpropion is what is known as a sympathomimetic amine, which is not unlike an amphetamine. This type of drug is also often referred to as an anorectic or anorexigenic drug due to its ability to decrease appetite. Tenuate stimulates the central nervous system (brain and nerves) to increase blood pressure and heart rate. However, it is not entirely known how this medication works to help a person lose weight. It could be from a decrease in appetite, an increase in the amount of energy the body uses or by its affect on certain parts of the brain. Continue reading
Saxenda is an FDA-approved medication for weight loss. Unlike other weight loss medications, Saxenda is not an oral drug taken in the form of a pill. It is an injectable prescription medication that may help some obese or overweight adults lose weight and maintain weight loss. It is used together with exercise and a calorie-controlled diet and is usually prescribed as a weight loss aid for obese and overweight adults who also have weight-related medical problems or are at a risk of developing these issues, such as high blood pressure.
Saxenda contains the drug liraglutide, which mimics a hormone known as GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide), which is created in the intestines. This medicine works in different ways. One role is it tells your brain that you are full. It can also help beta cells normalize blood sugars. Continue reading
Contrave is a brand name weight loss medication that is typically prescribed to overweight individuals who are either obese or who suffer from weight-related health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. That being said, this diet drug is used for aiding in weight management and is not a treatment for actual medical problems related to excessive weight or obesity.
There are two active ingredients in Contrave: bupropion and naltrexone. Bupropion is an antidepressant that can help restore the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain and may also help with appetite suppression. Naltrexone is an opiate antatgonist that may also help to control hunger and food cravings and is primarily prescribed to block the effects of alcohol or narcotics in individuals who suffer from problems with addiction. Essentially, when combined, these two drugs work on two distinct parts of the brain and help to lower appetite and reduce how much a person eats. Continue reading
Belviq is an FDA-approved prescription brand name weight loss medication manufactured by Arena Pharmaceuticals. This drug suppresses the appetite and can help a person feel fuller for longer and may make it easier for an individual to adopt and stick to a healthy, calorie-conscious diet.
This product contains lorcaserin, a drug that works by controlling a person’s appetite. It manages to help curb a person’s hunger by activating a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which triggers feelings of fullness and satisfaction. Primarily, Belviq is prescribed alongside diet and exercise for the treatment of obesity (a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher). Continue reading
Adipex-P, commonly called Adipex, is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine. It contains phentermine hydrochloride, an anorectic drug that suppresses the appetite and works by affecting the central nervous system. Adipex-P is a medication that is typically prescribed by doctors to treat obesity in patients who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, especially those who have other risk factors including high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.
Adipex-P is the leading brand name of the generic drug phentermine. It is manufactured by Gate Pharmaceuticals, a division of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. It is available in both tablet and capsule forms and a single dosage contains 37.5 mg of phentermine hydrochloride. Continue reading
Didrex is a prescription diet drug in a brand name form, which is intended for use by certain obese individuals who must lower their body fat levels in order to improve their health and lower their risk of various medical conditions. The generic form of this pill is called benzphetamine.
This pill is an appetite suppressant that is available only when prescribed by a licensed doctor. It functions by stimulating the central nervous system so that the heart rate and blood pressure will rise. The outcome is often a decline in the individual’s hunger. Continue reading
Bontril is a diet drug that is commonly prescribed in the United States and that is based on the generic medication that is known as phendimetrazine. That is the primary active ingredient within this product. It is a sympathomimetic amine medicine, which is a group of drugs that work by stimulating the nervous system in a way that has been compared to amphetamines. These types of drug are also known as anorexigenic and anoretic medications.
When Bontril is prescribed to obese patients, it can help them to lose weight more easily by stimulating their central nervous systems. Continue reading