Many people wonder if it's OK to use weight loss medications like an appetite suppressant. Here is a review of medications that are not suitable for use with Medifast and others.
First, let's take a look at what drugs are available. There are only a handful of different cases that have been specifically approved by the FDA for weight loss. The most famous of them is Meridia, which suppresses appetite and helps increase your body's ability to burn fat. Fenermine, which reduces your appetite and stimulates your metabolism. And Orlistat, which blocks part of your body's ability to digest and absorb your food fats.
Meridia and Orlistat (also known as Xenical) have been approved for long-term use. Fentrimine is only approved for short-term use because it can be potentially addictive. With the doctor's approval, Meridia and Phentermine can generally be used safely with Medifast. Orlistat, on the other hand, should not be used with Medifast because meals are already very low in fat and you need some diets to get specific vitamins.
All of this is only available to the physician if specific criteria regarding your BMI are available. If you have obesity and its associated health conditions, you may want to talk to your doctor about options. Be sure to tell your doctor about Medifast so you can discuss how best to use it with any medication.
I should also note that there is a prescription drug that is similar to Orlistat. This is Alli. You've probably heard of it before. Since you should not use Orlistat when using Medifast, you should not use Alli. Since it is a fat inhibitor, it can mean that if you take it with Medifast, you will get vitamin D and other important fat-soluble vitamins.
Ask your doctor before deciding on your prescription; you may want to try the Medifast plan yourself for a few weeks. Because of the way this program works, most people who use this method for weight loss find that they do not go hungry after the first three to five days.
Because Medifast is high in protein and gives you enough fiber to give you a feeling of satiety and keep you hungry. Also, when you get into fat burning called ketosis, it tends to suppress your appetite. Therefore, most diets work well without the need for an additional appetite suppressant. However, if you find that you still need to relieve your hunger and want more help, there are definitely weight loss medications you can take with Medifast. You only need to talk to your doctor about them to see if they are right for you.