Tag Archives: Weight Loss Medication



Weight loss medications like Qsymia can work to help you lose weight, but not if taking a pill every day is the only thing that you are willing to do to achieve weight loss success. Weight loss medications work best when combined with healthy strategies like improved diet and regular exercise. Using weight loss medications as a component of your medical weight loss program, in combination with other strategies and support and assistance from your weight loss doctor is the best way to make the weight loss medication work for you. [Read more]



Contrave: The Latest Weight Loss Drug

Posted In: Obesity Medicine By Craig Primack MD FACP

A new weight loss drug may be on the horizon for people suffering from obesity. Contrave, which is also known as NB32, is up for approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September 2014. Although this drug has already been rejected by the FDA once, manufacturers are hopeful that the new data they have collected will be sufficient to satisfy regulators this time around. [Read more]

The new drug, Qsymia, (Vivus) has just been approved by the FDA for Weight Loss and Obesity Treatment. Qsymia is a combination of phentermine and extended release topiramate. The name that has been proposed for the last few years for this drug, Qnexa, has just been changed to Qsymia. [Read more]



FDA Bans Weight Loss Drug Contrave

Posted In: Obesity Medicine By Craig Primack MD FACP

The FDA has banned the weight loss drug Contrave, arguing that it poses a risk to health. Although two ingredients in Contrave, bupropion and naltexone, are already in use, the FDA decision to ban Contrave is based on its potential risks to the heart, outweighing its benefits in treating obesity. With the rapid rise in […]