There are many new programs for weight loss entering the market and this is because many people are looking for medications that can aid in weight loss. When looking for a weight loss supplement or drug make sure that you learn of its side effects, safety and effectiveness. You also need to confirm if the weight loss drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and if there is any scientific evidence supporting its use for weight lose. Also, it is very important to go through reviews before buying any weight loss products. Below is a list of the best weight loss drugs that really work:

Contrave (Naltrexone and Bupropion)

Bupropion is an antidepressant which helps in suppressing hunger and makes you to feel full. Naltrexone is an opioid inhibitor and when the two are combined they will opioid stimulation and help you to lose weight faster. The major side effect of naltrexone is nausea while for bupropion is having suicidal thoughts or behaviors. This drug can be taken by people who have a BMI of 27 or higher and even those who have weight related health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Also read : http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/news/20150518/weight-loss-contrave-safety


It is available as a prescription or over-the-counter drug. In 1999, the Food and Drug Administration approved this drug for prescription and then in 2007 it was approved for over-the-counter use. It is has a brand name Alli when bought over-the-counter and Xenical when used with prescription. This drug usually prevents the intestines from absorbing some fats that come through your system. Some of its side effects include loose stool and frequently visiting the bathroom. If you want to lose less than 10 percent of your body weight then this might be the best drug for you. Orlistat is safe for those who have heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Also read : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlistat


Lorcaserin works as a serotonin receptor agonist and is available by the brand name Belviq. This drug makes you to feel full and when taken in combination with exercise and low-calorie diet it can help you to lose weight within 3 months. Some of its side effects include fatigue, nauseas and dizziness. Lorcaserin is good for those people who can’t put up with stimulant side effects of other medications, like jitters and racing heartbeat.

Also read : https://www.drugs.com/mtm/lorcaserin.html


This drug was initially developed to help treat diabetes but people taking it started to lose weight and researchers found a way of making it to be approved for weight loss. Liraglutide works by controlling blood sugar by suppressing glucagon and increasing the release of insulin; this leads to a reduction in the release of sugar by the liver. It also controls your appetite and caloric intake. The downside of this drug is that it is expensive and might cause life-threatening pancreatitis. Liraglutide has a brand name of Saxenda and it is recommended for people who have a BMI of 27 or higher or those who have weight-related issues.

Also read : https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a611003.html

Other weight loss medications that really work include Phentermine and Topiramate and Garcinia cambogia. People taking Garcinia cambogia has hydroxycitric acid which helps in suppressing hunger and reducing fat storage.