A patient was on Redux in the past and had positive results, but was taken off the medication after 1 year. 16 years have passed since then, would you prescribe the medication again? Why or why not?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 30
Diet, exercise, weight watchers, antidepressants, over the counter diet pills, etc. etc. etc.
I dieted and exercised religiously for 3 months and didn't lose a single pound. To say I'm discouraged is an understatement.
Hello,The question you ask is largely an academic one, because redux was taken off the market in the US several years ago, due to the risk of cardiace complications.Even if it were still available, the drug works for weight loss only as long as you take it. Without making a lifestyle change (eating balanced meals every three hours, exercising, avoiding sweets and crunches), patients are bound to gain weight back after Redux is stopped.The only appetite suppression that has been shown to work long-term is weight loss surgery. No medication has been proven effective in keeping weight off after the medication has been stopped.Good luck,Dr Dan
ASMBS Centers of Excellence Bariatric Surgeon