Can I lose weight with prescription diet medications alone?

Doctors warn that if you are looking for a long-term weight loss solution, you won’t find it at the pharmacy. Drugs are only one part of a doctor-prescribed weight loss plan. Medications will not cure a weight problem. The number 1 thing that patients need to tackle before even considering medications for weight loss is their habits, or lifestyle. Medicines are not a quick fix.

This content originally appeared online at Baptist Health South Florida.

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