Weight Loss Medications
Nusbaum Medical Centers for Weight Loss in New Jersey is a trusted facility for thousands of medical weight loss patients looking for proven and effective science-based weight loss. Nusbaum Weight Loss Centers of New Jersey medical weight loss programs can help people who desire healthy and lasting weight loss in a medically supervised weight loss environment. If you have been struggling to lose 10-100 lbs. our physician-supervised weight loss programs can help you. Stop the rollercoaster of weight gain and call us today! Below you will find some of the treatments that may be suitable for you, however, a customized weight loss treatment plan will be designed for you based on your specific body and your goals.
CONTRAVE® is a prescription-only, FDA-approved weight-loss medication that may help adults who are overweight or struggle with obesity lose weight and keep it off. CONTRAVE is believed to work on two important areas of the brain—your hunger center and your reward system—to reduce hunger and help control cravings.2 By adding CONTRAVE to your weight-loss plan for a full year, you could lose approximately 2-4x more weight than with diet and exercise alone.
Qsymia is a combination of the appetite suppressant phentermine (the safe half of the diet drug Fen-Phen) and the anti-seizure/migraine medication topiramate.
How does Qsymia work?
Phentermine is an appetite suppressant. It is thought to trigger the release of the chemical norepinephrine in the brain, which increases blood concentrations of leptin, an appetite-regulating hormone. Topiramate, commonly known as Topamax, is prescribed as an anticonvulsant and migraine medication. It can aid in weight loss by increasing the feeling of being full, making foods taste less appealing and increasing calorie expenditure. Together these two drugs can pack a powerful punch against the battle of the bulge.
What is BELVIQ®/BELVIQ XR®?
BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR is an FDA-approved prescription weight-loss medication that, when used with diet and exercise, can help some adults (body mass index [BMI] ≥27 kg/m2) living with extra weight, with a weight-related medical problem, or adults living with obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m2), lose weight and keep it off. It is not known if BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR, when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight-loss products, is safe and effective. It is not known if BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR changes your risk of heart problems, stroke, or death due to heart problems or stroke.
What Is Phentermine?
Phentermine continues to be the most commonly prescribed medicine for weight loss in the United States. Phentermine is in the class of drugs called “anorectics”, also known as appetite suppressants, and has been used consistently for medical weight management since it was first approved in 1959. Phentermine is indicated for short term use (a few weeks) for patients with a initial BMI* of 30 or more (obese) or 27 or more (overweight) with at least one weight-related condition such as controlled high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol and should be used in combination with regular exercise and a reduced-calorie diet. The exact mechanism(s) for this suppressant effect is/are unknown, although phentermine is thought to act by increasing the number of various neurotransmitters (norephinephrine, serotonin, dopamine and possibly others) in the spaces between nerve cells in the brain. When these chemicals are increased, the feeling of hunger is minimized.
What Is Saxenda?
Saxenda (liraglutide [rDNA origin] injection) is a medication that helps your body to feel full sooner after you eat. This may help you to eat less overall. The medication comes in a pre-filled pen and is injected into your body once each day, at any time of the day. If you take Saxenda, you’ll work together with our medical staff as well as Dr. Nusbaum to reach the correct dose, up to 3 milligrams (mg).
Saxenda can be used by patients who are obese (with a BMI of 30 or more) or by patients who have a BMI of 27 or more and a weight-related medical condition such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Patients who take Saxenda should also be ready to commit to lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and exercise program.
A B12 deficiency can create problems even before anemia develops. It has serious, pervasive symptoms including tiredness, weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, constipation, and more. It can also sabotage body systems responsible for weight management.
During aerobic exercise, which contributes to fat loss, the body relies strongly upon its respiratory and circulatory systems. Both of these are hindered by low B12 levels. In that case, exercise may produce fewer results, and fatigue means sufferers will be incapable of prolonged exercise.
B12 deficiency can lead to long-term weight control problems. When the body’s natural balance is disrupted, it typically responds by slowing down your metabolism, conserving fat stores, and burning fewer calories throughout the day.
Like many vitamin deficiencies, B12 problems are easily treatable. While it’s a good idea to change dietary habits to include more B12, injections are often the best way to return to a healthy and more energetic lifestyle. Nusbaum Weight Loss Centers of New Jersey offers a range of quick, easy nutrient injections which include methylcobalamin (the most easily absorbable form of B12) when you are feeling symptomatic.
Our experienced weight loss physicians design a personalized treatment plan customized to each patient. Through comprehensive testing, we can diagnose vitamin deficiencies and then develop a strategy to restore health quickly and naturally.