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Ask your doctor about these weight loss medications

    • 1957 posts
    March 3, 2014 2:49:20 PM PST

    FDA-approved weight loss medications are generally prescribed to adults with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30, or a BMI greater than 27 with any of the following:

    hypertension, diabetes mellitus type 2, or dyslipidemia (high cholesterol).

    Will my doctor consider prescribing me one of these weight loss medicines?

    Step 1 Calculate BMI -->Calculator Link

    Step 2 If your BMI is greater than 30, ask your doctor if the following may be right for you.

    Weight Loss Medicines

    (1) Liraglutide (FDA approved for diabetes, and as of December 2014, weight loss).

    (2) Orlistat

    (3) Lorcaserin

    (4) Benzphetamine

    (5) Diethylproprion

    (6) [(Phentermine) with (Extended-release Topiramate)]

    (7) Pramlintide acetate 

    Overweight or Obese with Type 2 DM

    (8) Dapagliflozin

    Type2DM & Obesity

    (9) Contrave:

    In month nine of 2014, a patented formulation from naltrexone ER plus buproprion ER, brand designation Contrave was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), becoming the fourth medication approved for long-term weight management in patients with obesity. Saxenda, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, had also been Food and Drug Administration Licensed for obesity treatment in near the end of 2014

    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at April 26, 2015 6:12:05 AM PDT
    • 1957 posts
    March 3, 2014 6:40:10 PM PST

    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 23, 2015 4:39:03 AM PDT
    • 1957 posts
    March 4, 2014 11:09:58 PM PST

    Exercise and diet are the best weight loss methods, but weight loss with some medications may be better than no weight loss. 

    Here is an exercise App called "MapMyRun"

    (1) App iOS:

    (2) App Android:

    (3) Website:

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    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 23, 2015 4:38:34 AM PDT
    • 1957 posts
    September 12, 2014 4:04:42 PM PDT

    Tumeric Appears NOT helpful for Weight Loss

    International Journal of Obesity (2006) 30, 1737–1741. doi:10.1038/sj.ijo.0803343; published online 25 April 2006

    Safety and efficacy of NT, an herbal supplement, in treating human obesity

    F L Greenway1, Z Liu2, C K Martin1, W Kai-yuan1, J Nofziger1, J C Rood1, Y Yu1 and R J Amen3

    1. Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Clinical Trials Department, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, LA, USA1
    2. 2Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    3. 3Westlake Partners, Woodland Hills, CA, USA

    Correspondence: Dr FL Greenway, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4124, USA. E-mail:

    Received 12 December 2005; Revised 9 March 2006; Accepted 13 March 2006; Published online 25 April 2006.Abstract


    A human pilot study testing the safety and effectiveness of NT (Number Ten), a dietary herbal supplement made from rhubarb, ginger, astragulus, red sage and turmeric, to reduce food intake and cause weight loss.

    Research methods and procedures:

    A total of 24 healthy women, 18–60 years, body mass index 25–35 kg/m2 on no chronic medication were randomized to four groups of six: (1) oral freeze-dried NT 6 gm/day, (2) bed-dried NT 6 gm/day, (3) freeze-dried NT 12 gm/day or (4) placebo. Number Ten dose was escalated over 3 weeks and maintained for 8 weeks on a 700 kcal/day diet below maintenance. Food intake was measured at baseline and 4 weeks. Safety parameters were monitored weekly during dose escalation, week 6 and week 12.


    Weight loss was 1.8 kg for placebo and 0.4 kg for 500 mg NT whereas the 250 mg bed- and freeze-dried NT gained 0.43 and 0.87 kg, respectively (P=NS). The food intake increased 74 kcal with 250 mg freeze-dried NT and decreased 193.7 kcal with 500 mg freeze-dried NT (P<0.01). There was a dose-related incidence of loose stools in the NT groups, but no other toxicity was seen. Number Ten was found to contain sennosides, known laxatives and gallic acid, which is known to give weight loss in rodents.


    The human dose equivalent of NT used in this study was ⅙ and &frac112;

    of that shown to give well-tolerated weight loss in rodents.

    Number Ten will not be an effective dietary herbal supplement for the treatment

    of obesity owing to dose-limiting gastrointestinal toxicity.


    rhubarb, astragulus, red sage, ginger, turmeric, human

    This post was edited by Brett Snodgrass at March 25, 2015 12:46:19 PM PDT
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    October 22, 2014 5:21:35 PM PDT

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    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 23, 2015 4:35:00 AM PDT
    • 1957 posts
    December 26, 2014 4:42:53 PM PST

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    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 23, 2015 4:30:36 AM PDT