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Prescription Medication


Prescription Medications for Weight Loss Support

Have you tried diet and exercise and have not been able to achieve meaningful or sustainable weight loss? You are not alone. A common misconception is that weight loss should always be the result of a healthy diet and a good exercise routine. While lifestyle changes are an important component of any weight management program, research shows that there are significant biological factors that influence the accumulation of weight in individuals with overweight and obesity.


Like in many other medical conditions, prescription medications play an important role in the treatment of obesity along with positive behavioral changes.  The physician will recommend the most appropriate medication for you according to your health history, potential side effects and desired mechanism of action. In Canada, there are three medications approved for long term use for the treatment of obesity.

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Contrave® (Naltrexone and Bupropion)

Saxenda® (Liraglutide)

Xenical® (Orlistat)

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