Can I get a weight loss prescription online? A PlushCare doctor can help you determine the right treatment plan for your weight loss needs. If the doctor judges that weight loss medication would suitable for your situation and that you qualify, a prescription will electronically be sent to a pharmacy of your choice for pick-up.
Can phentermine be prescribed via telemedicine? Providers are now able to provide phentermine, among other medications, which prior research demonstrated as one of the most cost-effective AOMs, via telemedicine. Although prior research has shown AOMs be effective with helping lose weight, they remain underutilized.
Can a doctor prescribe Qsymia online? As part of a risk-reduction plan Vivus negotiated with the FDA, Qsymia will be available only to doctors who have completed a Qsymia provider-training program. The drug will be sold only through certified mail-order pharmacies.
Is there anything a doctor can prescribe for weight loss? The FDA has approved five of these drugs—orlistat (Xenical, Alli), phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia), naltrexone-bupropion (Contrave), liraglutide (Saxenda), and semaglutide (Wegovy)—for long-term use.