If within those three months, you’ve lost weight with no side effects, there may be some types that you can be put on indefinitely. But, under strict medical supervision. The risks are very minimal and the chances of appetite suppressants causing liver damage are incredibly low.
However, it is always necessary to consult with a doctor, especially in the event of jaundice or any sign of liver damage.
Can they manage obesity?
Appetite suppressants can definitely manage obesity.
Since they’ve been approved, healthcare providers prescribe these to people with:
- a body mass index (BMI) higher than 27
- Type 2 diabetes
- a history of high blood pressure
Science shows us that it’s effective in reducing appetite and making it less likely for someone to be on a caloric surplus by reducing food intake.
Ongoing clinical trials have also shown that they are effective over long periods to help pre-empt weight regain.
Are there risks involved?
This treatment might not be good for those on anti-anxiety or antidepressant drugs because of potential interactions.
Appetite suppressants could also be unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. They may also worsen certain health conditions for those with a history of heart or liver diseases.