Semaglutide therapy has recently become an extremely popular weight-loss medication in the US. It works by decreasing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness to help decrease calorie consumption and thus speed weight loss. But semaglutide isn’t the only weight-loss drug on the market – in this article, we will look at other similar drugs like it to help facilitate weight loss.
Liraglutide, like semaglutide, is an approved GLP-1 receptor agonist from the US Food and Drug Administration for treating obesity. Like semaglutide, liraglutide works by decreasing appetite while simultaneously increasing feelings of fullness – leading to significant weight loss of 5-10% of initial body weight within six months of use.
Exenatide is another GLP-1 receptor agonist approved for treating type 2 diabetes, but has also proven successful at aiding weight loss. Exenatide works similarly to semaglutide and liraglutide by suppressing appetite while increasing feelings of fullness resulting in decreased calorie consumption and consequent weight loss.
Phentermine/topiramate is a combination drug approved for treating obesity. It works by decreasing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness – similar to semaglutide and other GLP-1 receptor agonists. Studies have shown that taking this treatment regimen can result in significant weight loss – an average 6-8% drop from initial body weight has been noted by studies.
Orlistat, a prescription weight-loss medication, works by inhibiting fat absorption in the intestine. It has been approved as an obesity treatment, leading to significant weight loss among obese individuals. While its method differs from semaglutide or other GLP-1 receptor agonists, Orlistat can still be combined with them for even further weight loss.
Bupropion/naltrexone is another combination drug approved to treat obesity. Like semaglutide and other GLP-1 receptor agonists, bupropion/naltrexone works by curbing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness – like semaglutide it has shown to result in significant weight loss of 5-10% over time among its obese users.
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