Prescription weight loss medication doesn’t work for everyone. About 32-50% of people won’t lose 5% of their weight by this time.3 4
Although prescription medicines are promising for many in the short term, people rarely stay on them. Reasons include the cost, concerns about the side effects and a belief that it’s no longer necessary.2
If you’re one of the people who didn’t lose 5% of the starting weight in 3 months, or you are adversely impacted by the side effects, there are other options. Have a chat with your doctor about what other obesity treatment might be appropriate.