Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Contrave: New Investigational Weight Loss Drug

Contrave seems to offer advantages over previously available weight loss products, but it is my opinion that it is never a good first option to go on a weight loss medication. First, patients need to shine a bright light on lifestyle habits. All of the trials with this investigational drug were done with patients taking part in a diet and exercise program, so results showing effectiveness cannot be separated out to prove the effectiveness of the medication alone.

Read about Contrave.

Webmd has a good article about how Prescription Weight Loss Drugs work.

This article from Mayo Clinic supports my contention that changing your eating habits and incorporating exercise into your daily routine are essential first steps toward correcting obesity: Weight Loss Drugs: Can a Prescription Help You Lose Weight?

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