Diet Medications (30 days) $90- 1 month of phentermine 37.5 mg, water pill, and chromium*.
Phentermine HCl acts as an appetite suppressant. Phentermine is a stimulant that acts on the central nervous system to decrease appetite and also increase energy level to burn more calories. Phentermine is also known as Adipex, or Adipex-P, the brand name with the same active drug.
Furosemide is also known as Lasix, a prescription diuretic. Diuretics are water pills that eliminate salt and water from your body by urinary excretion. Furosemide is used to treat high blood pressure and certain heart conditions. We prescribe furosemide in small doses to manage swelling, bloating, or excess water retention (edema) that is sometimes associated with a new diet and exercise program.
Chromium picolinate is a natural occurring mineral and a nutrient that has been shown to stabilize glucose (blood sugar) level and fat metabolism, as well as controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol level. Chromium picolinate reduces carbohydrate cravings, such as sweets. Chromium also has an appetite reducing effect which may lead to weight loss.
Weight Loss Patient Requirements
- Our goal at Elevation Medical Weight Loss is to provide accessible medical weight loss services to individuals who are interested in living a healthier lifestyle. We achieve this goal by encouraging lifestyle modification such as selecting healthier food options and increasing physical activity. We provide prescription appetite suppressants as well as vitamin and diet shots therapies. Our staff customize the best approach for each individual to maximize weight loss while you feel your best doing so. We require that you comply with the prescribed regime and make active efforts to minimize setbacks.
- Generally, our minimum Body Mass Index, BMI, for appetite suppressants (phentermine) is 21. Mostly everyone can benefit from the B-12 or other injection therapies for weight loss or weight management. Although the minimum BMI to receive treatment for the appetite suppressant medication is 21, it is up to the physician or physician assistants discretion to prescribe phentermine for individuals who fall above or below this value.
Minimum Weight Loss Requirements
- Elevation Medical Weight Loss reserves the right to suspend any patient from taking appetite suppressants if we feel it is in the best interest of the patients health. Appetite suppressants will only continue to be used if the patient can show tangible evidence of improvement (weight loss). We have a set minimum goal of 2-3 lbs of weight loss per month in order to continue using appetite suppressants for weight loss.
Maximum limit on Medication
- To ensure patient success, patients will be limited to a 2 month supply of medication. This is to avoid long lengths of time without getting a chance for reevaluation. For most individuals, it is difficult to determine a regime and plan for success without returning visits and consistent monitoring. This limit will also help reduce tolerance to the medication.
*Not all patients are able to be prescribed all 3 medications, this will be determined during your consult with the physician.