One of the most frequently asked questions amongst our patients is how weight loss pills work. Our weight loss pills work by suppressing the appetite centre of your brain, making you less hungry and therefore eat less. Weight loss pills do not eradicate your appetite completely, they are designed to reduce it and improve your dietary habits.
Phentermine and Diethylpropion are types of weight loss medication that safely alter the release of chemical messengers within the appetite control centre of the brain called the hypothalamus. This leads to appetite suppression and reduced hunger perception. Therefore, you gain more control of your hunger, helping you to eat less food and thereby lose weight.
Our weight loss pills are prescribed to people who are overweight (a BMI over 27) and obese (a BMI over 30) to help lose weight in a safe, controlled and sustainable manner. When you are taking our prescription weight loss medication, you will be monitored regularly by one of our GMC-registered doctors to ensure they are working effectively and safely for you.
The expected weight loss from appetite suppressant pills is about 5% of your body weight in 12 weeks, but it can be more, depending on your circumstances. Weight loss medication can help you to form healthier eating habits and can be used alongside a diet and exercise plan within one of our weight loss programmes.