What is the Plenity© Weight-loss Pill?Posted: September 25, 2020 in Obesity Medicine, Pharmacology by Rob Ziltzer MD. FACP
There are many approaches to medical weight loss: surgery, drugs, and hormone injections to name a few. But Plenity© is the new weight loss sheriff in town and it comes in the form of a pill. Here’s everything you need to know about this ground-breaking weight-loss tool:
How Does Plenity Work?
Swallow three Plenity© pills with (16 ounces) of water. After taking the tablets, drink an additional two glasses of water. Wait 20-30 minutes before eating a meal. The tablets expand, filling up the stomach and reducing space available for food. The result is a reduced meal size. Made from cellulose and citric acid, Plenity© is FDA approved as a medical device rather than medication because it doesn’t affect your hormones.
What Results Can You Expect?
So far, studies show 60% of patients lost an average of 22 pounds, and 25% lost around 30 pounds. We expect even better results when combined with comprehensive medical weight loss including meal replacements, anti-obesity medications, lifestyle education, and close physician monitoring.
Who Can Use Plenity?
Plenity is approved for people who have obesity or overweight with a BMI of 25-40. It can also be used safely in patients with heart disease.
Who Should Not Use Plenity?
Plenity© contains cellulose and citric acid, which the body doesn’t absorb. It stays in the intestine and may affect certain medications. People with GI abnormalities, such as strictures or reflux, should consult with their physician. Additionally, patients who are pregnant cannot take it.
What Are the Side Effects of Plenity?
Common side effects of the Plenity weight loss pill include:
- abdominal pain
- irregular bowel movements
Where Can I Buy the Plenity?
The Plenity weight loss pill is only available via prescription from doctors.
Does Insurance Cover Plenity?
Not all insurance plans cover weight loss medication. Contact your insurance provider to find out if your plan covers Plenity.
We expect Plenity© to bring more hope to those suffering from obesity. It’s a complex and chronic disease that’s best treated with long-term medical treatment. Plenity© is yet to be seen in a real-world weight-loss setting. Trials and studies used less aggressive diets than we use. Plenity© combined with our medical weight loss program may result in fast weight loss success.
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