Pharmaceutical-Sponsored Weight Loss Resources

Developments in the study of obesity are happening every day, and one of the best ways to keep up with medical news is to follow it online. The manufacturers of prescription medications for weight loss provide patients with support and facts about their condition and assist healthcare professionals with tips and information about how to care for patients with obesity.

Belviq® (lorcaserin), Eisai Inc.

Believe Everyday Support

https://www.belviq.com/patient/support
This site for patients is focused on diet and menu-planning and has partnered with several health and fitness media outlets including EatingWell, Fitness Magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens.

Healthcare Professionals Site

https://www.belviq.com/hcp/resources-and-support
This site provides coupons as well as a Behavior Modification Toolkit for working with patients.

Contrave® (naltrexone/bupropion), Orexigen Therapeutics

Contrave Resources for Patients

https://contrave.com/resources
This webpage contains links to sites with diet and fitness information as well as the Food Where and When tracker. Also available is the Scale Down Program, which sends text alerts and savings on medications.

Healthcare Professionals Site

https://www.contravehcp.com/
A separate site for healthcare professionals connects professionals who treat obesity with each other and provides medication savings for patients.

Qsymia® (phentermine/topiramate), Vivus, Inc.

Smart Changes Program for Patients

https://qsymia.com/patient/getting-started/smart-changes-program/
The Smart Changes Program by the makers of Qsymia promotes a commitment to making positive lifestyle changes to work along with their medication. Much emphasis is placed on the Mayo Clinic Diet, for which there is a free, limited three-month subscription upon signing up.

Healthcare Professionals Site

https://qsymia.com/hcp/
This site includes a video about working with patients who have obesity and are taking Qysmia.

Healthcare Professionals Site

Saxenda® (liraglutide 3 mg), Novo Nordisk

www.saxendapro.com

This site includes a video and helpful information about Saxenda.

Truth About Weight for Patients

http://www.truthaboutweight.com/
This website explains the science behind obesity and weight gain in terms laypeople can understand. It also provides weight management tools, information, and medical news.

Rethink Obesity for Healthcare Professionals

http://www.rethinkobesity.com/
This site explores the science of obesity and weight gain, with information, tools, and resources designed for healthcare professionals.