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Appetite suppressant medication is an effective addition to a calorie-controlled diet in helping you lose weight. By reducing your appetite, they make you feel fuller and less hungry thereby helping you to eat less food and consequently lose weight. Appetite-suppressants are prescribed to obese patients with a BMI ≥30 kg/m2 or to overweight patients with a BMI ≥27 kg/m2 with a weight-related medical condition. After taking a medical history your NSC doctor will advise on the best medication and dose for you. It is important to remember that appetite-suppressants are only part of your weight loss treatment. You still need to follow a healthy eating plan and increase your physical activity to reach your weight loss goals. Your NSC doctor will work with you to advise on a healthy way of eating that fits your lifestyle and you can purchase a Slimming Guide and Diet Diary from reception at your NSC Clinic.Read Our Slimming Testimonials
Phentermine is a centrally-acting appetite suppressant. This means that it works centrally in the appetite centre of the brain to give its effect of decreasing your hunger and making you feel full longer.
Phentermine is a once daily tablet medication that will be prescribed to you weekly for 12 weeks. You will see your NSC doctor each week to monitor your progress. At 12 weeks your doctor will review your progress and decide on your suitability for a 2-week medication break before re-starting a new 12 week treatment cycle. Phentermine is normally tolerated well with minimal side-effects that settle as your body adjusts to the medication. Your NSC doctor will discuss these with you at your initial consultation. There are certain medical conditions when Phentermine may not be suitable for you. Your NSC doctor will discuss this with you and suggest an alternative appetite-suppressant if appropriate.
Diethylpropion is another centrally-acting appetite suppressant. It works in a similar way to Phentermine and by decreasing your hunger and making you feel fuller it enables you to keep to a reduced calorie diet. Diethylpropion is either a once a day or 3-times a day tablet medication that will be prescribed to you weekly for 12 weeks. You will see your NSC doctor each week to monitor your progress. At 12 weeks your doctor will review your progress and decide on suitability for a 2-week medication break before re-starting a new 12 week treatment cycle. Diethylpropion is usually tolerated well with minimal side-effects that settle as your body adjusts to the medication. Your doctor will discuss these with you at your initial consultation. There are certain medical conditions when Diethylpropion may not be suitable for you. Your doctor will discuss this with you and suggest an alternative appetite-suppressant if appropriate.
NSC Clinics are aware it is possible to buy many types of slimming medication online but we strongly advise you not to for your own health. Slimming medication should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor or healthcare professional. Their guidance on whether a medication is suitable for you, the dosage and possible side effects is crucial. More then half of all medication bought online is fake. In the last 5 years the MHRA have seized nearly £4 million worth of fake weight loss medication*and have consistently warned of the dangers of buying online. When buying slimming medication online there is no guarantee that the products you are ordering are genuine or safe for you to take. We would advise that you only to buy prescription medication from CQC registered or licensed clinics or websites which are strictly regulated. Finally, you simply might not even be suitable for a particular medication. Be safe, get advice from a GMC registered Doctor at a specialist weight loss clinic. *Quoted from BT Dec 2017
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What are appetite suppressants?
Appetite suppressant medication is an effective addition to a calorie-controlled diet. Appetite suppressants make you feel fuller and less hungry thereby helping you to eat less food and consequently lose weight.
How do appetite suppressants work?
There are two different types of appetite suppressants that we offer: Phentermine and Diethylpropion. These suppress your appetite by either slowly digesting food or expanding your stomach.
Are they safe?
Yes; all of our medication is prescribed by a doctor who only prescribe safe and effective medication.
Who should consider appetite suppressants?
Appetite suppressants are prescribed to obese patients with a BMI of over 30 or to overweight patients with a BMI of over 27 with a weight-related medical condition. After taking a medical history your NSC doctor will advise on the best medication and dose for you.
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