Off-label drugs for weight management.
Nice article from 2017 on diet medications posted below.
Belviq (Locaserin) is a good first choice in choosing a diet medication.
It has few side effects but trials show only 50% efficacy.
Hence, a physician should add generic low dose phentermine after two months on Belviq.
This is very similar to the old combination of fenfluramine/phentermine (Podimin) which was taken off the market for possible heart valve problems and deaths from pulmonary hypertension.
Belviq is similar to fenfluramine but has specific receptors that don't affect the heart valves.
The physician must have a DEA number(drug enforcement agency) to prescribe these scheduled IV drugs.
Your physician may ask you to sign an agreement for the off-label use of phentermine.