FDA Approved Weight Loss Medications

Explore FDA-approved prescription medications for qualifying patients seeking effective weight loss solutions:

  • Phentermine
    • Daily oral medication, approved for short-term use (usually 3 months)
  • Qsymia
    • Daily oral medication, extended-release combination of phentermine and topiramate approved for long-term use
  • Contrave
    • Daily oral medication, a combination of naltrexone HCl and bupropion HCl extended-release tablets
  • Saxenda
    • Daily liraglutide injection approved for long-term use
  • Wegovy
    • Weekly semaglutide injection approved for long-term use
  • Zepbound
    • Weekly tirzepatide injection approved for long-term use

These medications, when combined with lifestyle changes, have demonstrated an average weight loss of approximately 15% of total body weight. However, it is essential to recognize that weight loss medications may not be suitable for all patients, and a healthcare professional’s guidance is crucial in determining the appropriateness of these treatments.