Medications prescribed for weight loss can produce excellent results for those attempting to lose weight. These medications, in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise, promote weight loss. There are four common weight loss medications available in Australia.
When patients have lost weight and there is an increase in appetite hormones that promote weight regain, medications can also aid in preventing weight gain.
They may also be beneficial for patients who have regained weight after weight loss surgery.
In a 30-minute initial consultation, we’ll begin with a medical assessment to review your medical history, existing health conditions, medications and symptoms. This assessment is done by Q&A, observation and interpretation of any test results. It allows us to create a treatment plan that is medically appropriate and effective for you to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
How much does an initial appointment for medical weight loss cost?
For new patients, $120 with a Medicare rebate.
Do you offer these initial appointments for medical weight loss over Telehealth?
Yes, head to the contact page to make your booking.
Who is a suitable candidate for weight loss medications?
We typically consider them for patients who:
– Have a BMI of 27 or above and have a chronic disease such as pre-diabetes, hypertension or obstructive sleep disorder
– Need assistance to reduce hunger or emotional food addiction
– Require extra support after bariatric surgery to achieve their final weight loss goal and prevent weight gain.
Will I still need to incorporate a healthy diet and exercise into my weight loss plan?
To boost your weight loss progress, we recommend that you still pay attention to your daily nutrition and exercise.
What are potential side effects of weight loss medications?
This will depend on the type of medication you are taking but generally speaking, side effects can include nausea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, headache and dizziness.
What types of different medication used in weight loss?