Weight Loss

Gary Gramolini, D.O.

Family Care

Medications are used to supress the patients appetite in order to help them be consistent with a reduced calorie diet.  Some physicians just give medications without much information needed to lose the desired weight properly.  This makes it difficult to lose all the weight needed and very difficult to maintain the weight off.  Dr. Gramolini provides complete, proper instructions and a healthy diet along with dispensing the medications in the office to assist each individual patient in accomplishing their goals.

There are a number of medications that can be used, depending on each patients needs. Dr. Gramolini assists each patient by individualizing their treatment.

Phentermine is an appetite supressant that has been used since the early 1960's.  It comes in 15mg, 30mg, and 37.5mg.

Phendimetrazine is also an appetite supressant that has been used since the early 1960's.  It comes in short acting 35mg tablet, and longer acting 105mg capsule.

Diethylpropion is another appetite supressant that has been used for years and comes in a 25mg tablet and a 75mg long acting tablet.

The side effects of any of these appetite suppressants can, like any stimulant, include nervousness, increased heart rate, and difficulty sleeping.  These are greatly minimized with good hydration.  With the correct water intake a patient should not experience any of these side effects and just not be hungry.

Thyroid in a low dose tablet that has been used for many years by physicians to increase a patient's metabolism and assists in weight loss.  It can be used, but not required.

These medications combined with a consistent, healthy reduced calorie diet can help a patient achieve their goals in a healthy and long lasting manner.