Drug Therapy for Weight Loss - JA0008057-0000-19-024-H01-P

Drug Therapy for Weight Loss

by Alexander L Frings, PharmD
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This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


This course is meant to provide pharmacists with updated knowledge about drug therapies for weight loss. The first part of the course covers how to identify a patient who could benefit from weight loss medication. The next part covers the current drugs indicated for weight loss and detailed dosing, contraindications, side effects, expected benefits, and important patient counseling information for each drug. Next, several off-label drug efficacy studies are covered. The course also covers how to monitor and follow up with patients taking these medications. With these medications, it is important to follow up, because not every drug is effective for each patient, and switching to a different drug is common. Lastly, patient misconceptions about weight loss are covered.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide pharmacists with up-to-date knowledge about weight loss medications and how to counsel patients who are taking these medications. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify when a patient can benefit from a weight loss medication.
  • List the currently indicated weight loss medications and their dosing and side effects.
  • Describe how to monitor patients taking these medications.
  • Explain misconceptions about losing weight to patients.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for pharmacists
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Hours dedicated to pharmacology: 0.25 contact hours
Initial Release Date: 9/11/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Course Originally Released on: 10/25/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/6/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50