Appetite Suppressants (Sympathomimetics) for Obesity
How Well It Works
These medicines work to decrease your appetite for only a few weeks. They are not meant for long-term use. If you think they are not working, do not take more than the dosage prescribed. Talk to your doctor. Taking too much of this medicine can cause side effects and may lead to a habit.
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