Medication in the Treatment of Obesity (cont.)
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Risks and Benefits of Weight-Loss Medications
The possible benefits of these drugs in the short term include weight loss, which may lower the risk of some obesity-related health problems. Whether these drugs actually improve a person's health over the long term is not known.
The risks include the side effects, which vary from drug to drug (see next section).
To ensure your safety, before you start taking one of these drugs, be sure to let your health care professional know if you have any of the following medical conditions:
Gayle M. Galletta, MD, FACEP
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