Weight Loss Medications

Appetite suppressants for medical weight loss support in Honolulu

Weight loss medications are a unique feature of medical weight loss programs. When used in combination with a healthy diet and regular activity, weight loss medications can help deliver significant weight loss results.

Weight loss medications such as appetite suppressants encourage weight loss by reducing your feelings of hunger. This helps you eat less, which reduces your calorie intake and ultimately helps you lose weight.

Phentermine is an appetite suppressant available to some patients at Island Health Weight & Wellness. This medication is available in time release capsules. Taken daily, it helps to regulate appetite and reduce hunger for extended periods. Not all patients are a candidate for this medication. If you are interested in using phentermine in addition to your weight loss program, make sure to ask if you are a candidate at your FREE consultation.

Medical Weight Loss with Appetite Suppressants

At Island Health Weight & Wellness, we offer appetite suppressants as one strategy to help people lose weight. This type of weight loss medication is most successful when introduced as part of a comprehensive weight loss program that includes nutritional counseling, physician guidance and support, and exercise .

Appetite suppressants are recommended for people who:

  • Have a history of obesity-related disease
  • Have a BMI over 27 Have difficulty controlling appetite while dieting

Appetite suppressants are NOT recommended for people who:

  • Have an uncontrolled comorbidity such as high blood pressure
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • Liver failure over the age of 65
  • Glaucoma
  • Any heart disease, abnormalities, or history of arrhythmias
  • Any other concerning condition determined by IHWW’s medical provider

Weight loss medications are not typically recommended for long-term use. Once you reach your weight loss goal, you’ll be encouraged to transition away from the use of appetite suppressants.

During your weight loss program, you’ll be provided with guidance and support to help you make healthy lifestyle changes, including changes to your diet and exercise habits. Healthy behaviors will help you maintain the weight loss you can achieve while using weight loss medications.