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How can medication help me to lose weight?

Daniel A. Dumesic, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology
Weight-loss medications are all focused on managing satiety, or appetite. Medications that have been released and may be released in the future are lorcaserin, phentermine (PHEN) combined with topiramate (TPM) and bupropion combined with naltrexone. Some of these medicines are associated with anything from a 6% to 11% drop in body weight, which is really quite significant compared with what people can often do on their own.

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