Doctor Q & A – Our Appetite Suppressants

Have you ever wondered how our medication works? We asked Dr Jane Glazebrook, our Bournemouth clinic Doctor to debunk some myths around our appetite suppressants and answer some FAQs from you about them.

How do appetite suppressants work? 

Phentermine and Diethylproprion (our tablet medication) alter the release of chemical messengers within the appetite control centre of the brain called the hypothalamus, leading to appetite suppression and reduced huger perception. You therefore have more control of your hunger, helping you to eat less food and thereby lose weight.


How do Saxenda injections work?

Saxenda contains the active drug liraglutide which is similar to a naturally occurring hormone (GLP-1) that is released by the digestive system after eating.

It works in a very similar way to our tablets by acting on receptors in the appetite control centre of the brain to help control your hunger. Additionally, Saxenda also delays the emptying of your stomach, so you feel fuller quicker and for longer periods of time.

How quickly does the medication take effect?

You should feel the effects of the treatments from day one.


Will they completely suppress my appetite?

They are not prescribed to completely take away your appetite but to suppress/reduce it, so you have more control of your hunger and, therefore, diet. The medication is a tool to aid behaviour changes so you can concentrate on getting the right balance of the health and lifestyle changes necessary to lose weight for good.


How long should I take appetite suppressants for?

The length of appetite suppressant treatment is on a patient by patient basis. If you meet the criteria for appetite suppressant prescription, it can be a part of your treatment plan until you meet your target weight/healthy BMI.

Your clinic Doctor will advise you on the length of any medication treatment they prescribe throughout your weight loss journey.


Are the appetite suppressants scary?

Many individuals are understandably apprehensive about medication for weight loss. However, by choosing to be a part of The Slimming Clinic you can be assured that your fully qualified clinic Doctor will guide you through your weight loss journey.

They will only prescribe medication that is safe and effective for you. They will explain how the medication will help with your weight loss and any potential side effects you may experience. They will also monitor you closely throughout your weight loss journey to ensure you are getting the best and safest results.

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in finding out more about how our appetite suppressants could work for you, then get in touch with us today on 0800 917 9334 or book a FREE weight loss consultation with your local clinic.

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