Weight loss drugs are pharmaceutical products designed to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight by burning fat, reducing appetite, or increasing metabolism. These medications are usually prescribed to people who are struggling to lose weight through diet and exercise or have health problems related to obesity.
One common type of weight loss medication is appetite suppressants, such as Phentermine and Liraglutide, which reduce hunger and promote feelings of fullness. Other medications, such as Orlistat, block the absorption of dietary fat, thereby reducing calorie intake.
Rybelsus is the brand name for the drug Semaglutide, which belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. It is primarily used to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Ribelsus is often prescribed along with diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. It may also have potential benefits for weight management due to its effects on appetite and metabolism.