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Weight Loss and Medications – Types and Their Side Effects (Part 2)

A measuring tape wrapped around a bottle of weight loss medication with its cap off and yellow capsules spilled out

In Part 1 of this blog, we established that you can take weight loss medications as long as you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle with exercise and a balanced diet. If your lifestyle modifications are not letting you shed those few extra pounds or a medical complication is making it impossible, then go ahead and pick up that bottle of weight loss pills from the pharmacy.

But wait a minute. This does not mean that you buy any over-the-counter anti-obesity medication (AOM)! Your first step should be to consult with a doctor. Based on your BMI, they will offer you the best prescription medication that will not only help you lose weight but also protect you from side effects that might result in combination with your other meds.

If you are planning to buy weight loss medications in Bergen County then you need to make sure that they are FDA-approved. We have come up with a list of such medications, which are mentioned below:

Note: These medications should only be used for a period of 12 weeks and must not be taken if you are a patient of high blood pressure, glaucoma, hyperthyroidism or heart disease.

Orlistat

Phentermine-Topiramate

Lorcaserin

Naltrexone-Bupropion

There are a couple of other weight loss medications in New Jersey that you can try. These include:

The best thing about FDA-approved medications is that the benefits outweigh the side effects, which for these are only listed in the minor category. However, you still need to take some precautions and the best place to start is by working with a weight loss specialist like Dr. Panagiotou. As one of the best cardiologists in New Jersey and Bergen County, he will offer you the right advice on how to start using weight loss medications.

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