Making the Switch - Transitioning from Weight Promoting Medications (Non-CME)
A core component of obesity treatment includes recognition of weight promoting medications and their alternatives. Transitioning off of weight promoting medications onto weight friendly alternative is another challenge. Katie Trotta, PharmD, BCACP and Elizabeth Mills, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES will identify commonly used medications that are known to promote weight gain and the benefits of their more favorable substitutes. The program will explore key considerations for safe transition off of weight positive medications along with strategies to prevent unintended complications from medication withdrawal.