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.
How do I qualify for weight loss prescription?
- Your body mass index (BMI) is greater than 30.
- Your BMI is greater than 27 and you have a serious medical problem related to obesity, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
What doctor do you see for weight loss pills? Weight Loss doctors are called bariatricians or obesity medicine specialists and are licensed physicians who have special training in the area of medical weight loss.
Can a bariatric doctor prescribe phentermine? A healthcare professional may prescribe phentermine if you have obesity, defined by a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.