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Medicine’s Revital Baskin discusses prescription treatment for obesity

Obesity medications: A guide

Endocrine Web: Revital Gorodeski Baskin, assistant clinical professor of medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, discussed prescription treatment options for obesity. “They can try a drug holiday for a short while, and then restart the medicine to see if the benefit returns,” Gorodeski Baskin said. “These medications work on different hormones and neurotransmitters in the brain. For some, trying [a drug with] a different mechanism will help more with their appetite control.”