Appetite Suppresants in Fort Lauderdale, FL

When most people hear the phrase “appetite suppressants,” they think of fad pills that promise quick weight loss while placing your health at risk. Doctors Best Wellness Center offers safe, effective, prescription strength appetite suppressants to help you lose weight and improve your health. For men and women living in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Pembroke Pines and surrounding areas in Florida, who need extra help with losing weight, board-certified physician Dr. Val Manocchio of Doctors Best Wellness Center offers medical weight loss with appetite suppressants.

What are Appetite Suppressants?

The appetite suppressants that we offer at Doctors Best Wellness Center are FDA-approved prescription medications that work with your central nervous system. The medications change the way your body detects hunger, thereby reducing how often and how much you need to eat in order to feel satisfied. Dr. Manocchio has chosen today’s best FDA-approved appetite suppressants for his medical weight loss patients to help them successfully lose the weight.

Phentermine

Phentermine is a stimulant that is used in obese patients to suppress appetite. Dr. Manocchio recommends this medication to patients who have high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.

Diethylpropion

Diethylpropion is a general appetite suppressant that is recommended for overweight and obese patients who are participating in our medical weight loss program. Known side effects are increased blood pressure and heart rate, so the medication may not be right for you.

Contrave

Contrave is a dual-action appetite suppressant that controls hunger and enhances the part of your brain that is responsible for rewards. In this way, Contrave is the only FDA-approved medication that controls appetite and cravings.

Qsymia

A clinical trial that was performed in preparation of FDA approval showed that patients who took Qsymia for 52 weeks (one year) lost 11 to 14 percent of their body weight. Some experienced improved management of blood sugar levels, which meant that some were able to stop taking their diabetes medications. The medication can have some moderate to severe side effects, and it is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Benefits of Appetite Suppressants

Some patients need a short-term support to help them kick-start their weight loss program. Appetite suppressants offer this support when properly managed and combined with changes to diet, exercise, and lifestyle.

How are Appetite Suppressants Administered?

Dr. Manocchio will review your medical history and perform a thorough physical examination before prescribing appetite suppressants as part of your medical weight loss program. The medications may not be recommended if you have:

  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
  • Kidney or heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • History of or currently abuse alcohol or drugs
  • Glaucoma

Appetite suppressants are also not recommended for older patients or children.

We prescribe oral appetite suppressants. If you experience problems breathing or exercising, have chest pains or have swelling in your limbs, you should stop using the appetite suppressants and contact our office immediately.

How Much Do Appetite Suppressants Cost in Fort Lauderdale?

Appetite suppressants are not covered by medical insurance. For your convenience, Doctors Best Wellness Center accepts several forms of payment, including cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Financing is also available.

Are Appetite Suppressants Right for Me?

Appetite suppressants are only indicated for patients who are clinically obese. We will carefully monitor your use and progress, as some people do have unwanted side effects such as:

  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Higher blood pressure
  • Feeling tired
  • Constipation
  • Excessive sweating
  • Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
  • Being unable to sleep

Appetite Suppressants Consultation

If you need extra support for eliminating those extra pounds, appetite suppressants at Doctors Best Wellness Center may be the answer. Dr. Val Manocchio, a board-certified physician, offers appetite suppressants for men and women living in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Pembroke Pines as well as the surrounding areas in Florida. Contact us today!