Can I ask my doctor for a weight loss pill? Who is a candidate for weight-loss drugs? Your doctor may consider a weight-loss drug for you if you haven’t been able to lose weight through diet and exercise and you meet one of the following: Your body mass index (BMI) is greater than 30.
How do I talk to my doctor about weight loss pills?
- Call Ahead.
- Be prepared to bring up weight first.
- Bring your food journal.
- Have questions prepared.
- Don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself.
- Know your insurance benefits.
What kind of weight loss pills can a doctor prescribe?
- Lomaira, Adipex (phentermine) Phentermine is the most commonly prescribed weight-loss medication used in this country.
- Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate)
- Saxenda (liraglutide)
- Contrave (naltrexone and bupropion)
- Xenical, Alli (orlistat)
- Wegovy (semaglutide)
Is there anything my doctor can do to help me lose weight? Once your GP or practice nurse has a clearer picture of your diet and level of physical activity, they can help you identify simple lifestyle changes. Together, you will work out a game plan to lose weight healthily and for the long term. It’ll be a plan tailored to your lifestyle and your preferences.