Weight Loss

Which Weight Loss Medications are Most Effective?

Key Takeaways

As hard as some people work, the reality is that biology and genetics are the main determinants of weight. That’s why ‘move more, eat less’ simply doesn’t work for some people, and the reason that weight loss medications have become so popular in recent years.

There are a number of different medications out there. Some are more recognizable than others, but they all have benefits for different types of people.

To help you understand some of the different types of prescription weight loss medications available in Canada, we’ve put together this page of useful information about these drugs and their differences.

Key Takeaways:

  • For many people, weight loss medications can be an effective part of their weight management plan, alongside regular exercise and a healthy diet.
  • The most effective prescription weight loss medication for each person will vary, depending on things like their biology, genetics, health, lifestyle, and medical history.
  • There is no single ‘most effective prescription appetite suppressant’ or medication.
  • Each individual will react differently to WL meds, which means finding the most effective prescription weight loss medication and dosage for you may take some time.
  • Getting assessed by a healthcare practitioner is the safest and most effective way to get started.

Do Weight Loss Medications Actually Work?

Yes, for many people, weight loss medications do help them lose weight; alongside other healthy lifestyle choices.

However, as with all medications, there are always some non-responders (people who don’t respond to the medication) and super-responders (people that are especially susceptible to the effects of these medications).

It can help to understand how weight loss medications work, so that you can help determine whether you think they will work within your lifestyle and budget.

How Effective are Prescription Weight Loss Drugs?

Each medication has a different effect on the body, and thus, has a different impact on each individual person. This is especially true, because biology and genetics play such a large role in weight management.

However, on average, losing 5-10% of the body weight for people whose weight/body size is beginning to negatively affect their health has shown improvements to their health, well-being, and daily comfort.

If you’re considering weight loss medications, talk to a healthcare practitioner from Felix. They’ll be able to assess your medical history to determine whether weight loss medications could be the right treatment option for you.

Which Weight Loss Medication is Most Effective?

This is an impossible question to answer generally for everyone, since each person’s physiology and genetics are going to be unique to them. Some people are more predisposed to weight gain and larger body sizes than others.

When Should I Talk to My Practitioner About Weight Loss Medications?

Do you feel like you’re losing control of your weight management? Do you think that you’re starting to experience weight-related health conditions? 

If you said yes to any of these questions, you should talk with a healthcare practitioner at Felix. Our team is prepared to help you with weight management, in a supportive, non-judgemental environment.

We understand that ‘eat less, move more’ doesn’t work for many people, and we’re committed to helping with weight management treatment.

Just complete a short online assessment, and your practitioner will be able to tell you what they think your best course of action is along your weight management journey. And with Felix in your corner, you can take back control and get back to living life on your terms.

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