If you tried diet and exercise to lose weight and find it difficult to lose weight, you are not alone. Losing weight is nto as simple as cutting back calories and joining a gym. There are many complex factors that can lead to weight gain such as insulin resistance, hormonal factors, nutitional deficiencies, stres, sleep related factors, genetics, medications etc. Traditionally, bariatric weight loss surgery was the next best option if you failed diet and exercise.

5 proven measures for weight loss

Did you know that there are only about 5 things that are proven to work for losing weight?

  1. Reduced calorie diet either very low calorie diet called VLCD or low calorie diet called LCD
  2. Increase physician activity which has to be done in conjunction with option 1
  3. Behavior modification to change eating habits
  4. FDA approved prescription weight loss medications
  5. Bariatric surgical options

W8MD weight loss

Medical weight loss programs is an option to lose weight

However, Losing weight does not always need invasive and risky measures like bariatric surgery. With over 5 new weight loss medications FDA approved since 2011, and many traditional weight loss medications, there has never been a better time to lose weight without surgery.

W8MD weight loss

W8MD weight loss


W8MD offers FDA approved prescription diet medications in addition to a reduced calorie.

The list of FDA approved weight loss diet medications.

Weight Loss Drugs Approved by FDA
Phentermine and Topiramate. Brand name: Qsymia.
Lorcaserin Hydrochloride. Brand name: Belviq.
Contrave or  Naltrexone or Hydrochloride and Bupropion Hydrochloride.
Liraglutide. Brand name:Saxenda.
Phendiemetrazine (Brand name:Bontril)
Diethylpropion (Tenuate)
Combination of various weight loss measures

As one of the latest FDA approved, non-controlled weight loss prescription medications, Contrave is a combination of Bupropion and Naltrexone in extended release formulation for the treatment of obesity and weight management.

Who can take the weight loss drug Contrave?

Used along side a reduced calorie diet and exercise, Contrave is recommended for overweight or obese patients with an initial body mass index ≥30 kg/m2 or those that are overweight with a BMI of ≥27 kg/m2 with one or more obesity related risk factors (e.g. diabetes, dyslipidemia, sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome, osteoarthritis, or hypertension). Learn more on Contrave…

Saxenda is the latest prescription weight loss injection with a unique mechanism of action. It works on the GLP1 (Gut Like Peptide) analogue, that suppresses hunger. It works on the gut to brain communication (hence the name, gut like peptide for the GLP1), Saxenda is one of the 4 new weight loss or diet medications approved since 2011 by the US FDA the others being Qsymia, Belviq and Contrave. Learn more on Saxenda for weight loss.

Phentermine and Topiramate is by far the most effective weight loss medication according to a large study that compared the various diet pills. Learn more on Phentermine and Topiramate

Belviq(Lorcaserin) was approved in 2011 and is a non-stimulant, non-amphetamine based medication that works on the brain serotonin receptors thus reducing food itake. Learn more on Belviq for weight loss

Phentermine hydrochloride, available as a Adipex P, and Lomaira, in different doses starting from 15 mg to 37.5 mg, is one of the most prescribed weight loss prescription in the United States. Originally FDA approved in the 1950’s for short term use, it is increasingly being used by many weight loss doctors not only for weight loss, but also for maintenance. It works as an appetite suppressant and helps increase metabolism.


W8MD’s weight loss program – NY, NJ & PA

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W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa
1718 Welsh Road, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19115

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987 Old Eagle School Rd Suite 712, Wayne, PA 19087

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2632 E 21st St., Suite L2, Brooklyn, NY, 11235

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140 E Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003





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