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A New Weight Loss Drug: Wegovy (semaglutide)

Hi. I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss. I'm very excited today to introduce a new drug called wegovy. Wegovy is coming out I hope this week and will be available to anyone who qualifies. Currently the FDA has qualification measures where you should have a BMI of at least 30 or 27 with other risk factors. What is Wegovy? Wegovy is semaglutide but up to 2.4 milligrams. Many of you have seen the commercials for a related drug called Ozempic. Well, this is a higher dose now indicated specifically for weight loss. The drug is a form of a hormone called GLP-1.…

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New Amazing Weight Loss Drugs are Coming!

New Amazing Weight Loss Drugs are Coming Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today, I'm going to talk to you about some new, amazing weight loss drugs that are coming. Semaglutide The first one we talked about a little bit a few weeks ago called semaglutide. Semaglutide is currently available at 1 mg for the treatment of diabetes, but a recent study came out from the New England Journal of Medicine showing that at 2.4 milligrams it is quite a robust drug. Semaglutide is a type of hormone called GLP-1. GLP-1 we already have, all of us.…

Medical Minutes 16 – Contrave for Appetite and Cravings

Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack, and I'm bringing you this week's Medical Minute. Contrave To continue the conversation about weight loss, drugs, what we also call anti-obesity medications, that us physicians abbreviate as AOMs. This week we're going to talk about Contrave. Contrave has been on the market since 2015 and is that a unique combination of two different drugs. Inside of it is Bupropion, Some of us also know it as Wellbutrin. It is a antidepressant that does help in of course anti-depression, but it also helps a little bit in weight. It's was combined with a medicine called naltrexone, which…

Saxenda, GLP-1 drug for Weight Management – Medical Minutes # 15

Hi and welcome to another Medical Minute. Today, I'm going back to talk about anti-obesity medications or weight loss drugs. Saxenda The one I have the pleasure of talking about today is called Saxenda, a GLP-1 drug for chronic weight management. Saxenda came out in 2015 and has been a really good drug for the patients that I've prescribed it for since then. It is Saxenda, a GLP-1 drug for Chronic Weight Management  and a unique one. It is patterned after a hormone that you and I already have called GLP-1. GLP-1, we have from our small intestine, a part called the ilium. In…

Phentermine. Phentemrine? Phentermine! Medical Minutes Episode 11

Welcome to another medical minute. Today and for the next several weeks, I'm going to talk about a class of medicines called anti-obesity medications. Anti-obesity medications are commonly used or referred to as weight loss drugs. The one that we should always start the conversation with is Phentermine. Phentermine has been out since 1959. Science and medicine back in the 1950s didn't know a lot about obesity or weight loss for that matter. They believed back then that you could lose weight and once you lost the weight, it'd be very easy to keep off. Well that wasn't true. We do not treat…

Should I Take a Weight Loss Med? Medical Minutes Episode 10

Welcome to another Medical Minute. Today I have a very simple, or maybe not so simple, question and it's, Should I take a weight loss medication? What we also call an anti-obesity medication. And I think there's two criteria that first have to be met to consider taking any weight loss medication. The first is, that you've struggled in the past, either losing weight or keeping weight off. And the second is by the FDA is, do you have certain criteria? And the first criteria is that your body mass index is 30 or greater. And the second, if you're not over 30, is that…

All About Weight Loss Drugs — Craig Primack MD — Scottsdale Weight Loss Center

This video is all about the use of phentermine, Contrave, Saxenda, Belviq, Qsymia and other weight loss medications. Weight loss medications are used as part of a comprehensive weight loss program. When you have struggled to lose weight and to keep it off, see a doctor who has a specialty in weight loss and knows the newest and best medical ways to lose weight for you Transcript: Dr. Primack: Hi, there and welcome. My name is Dr. Craig Primack. The following that you’re about to watch is a video that I recorded a few weeks ago about weight loss medications. Several of the medications…
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