In some instances your practitioner will recommend a diet in conjunction with FDA-approved medications to reduce appetite, block fat absorption, increase metabolism and eliminate cravings for salts and sugars. These medications are a part of your complete plan which also includes a diet and exercise component.  Weekly visits are required as a part of compliance when using medications.  Your practitioner will discuss criteria for medication with you on your first visit.

These medications are fully endorsed by the medical community and most people have little or no side effects.  FDA-approved medications are utilized for a limited time determined by your practitioner. Your practitioner understands obesity and knows how to treat it.  They will customize a safe and effective medical weight loss plan and provide constant supervision of your progress.

Visit the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research for information about diet medications. Consult the FDA’s warning and safety information pages to learn about any recent diet medication alerts.

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/default.htm