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

Drug Therapy for Weight Loss

by Alexander L Frings, PharmD and Daniella Krantz, CPhT, BS, MS
(4.8 / 88 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


This course provides pharmacy technicians with updated knowledge of drug therapies for weight loss. The first portion of the course covers how to identify a patient that could benefit from weight loss medication followed by current drugs that are indicated for weight loss. Dosing, contraindications, side effects, expected benefits, and important patient counseling information for each drug is provided. Misconceptions about weight loss are covered. Several off-label drug efficacy studies are reviewed. Lastly, monitoring and patient follow up is discussed. Patient follow-up is important to patient treatment because drug efficacy can vary by patient which makes drug changes common.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide pharmacy technicians an up-to-date knowledge of weight loss medications and the educational information patients who are taking these medications need to take home. After this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify when a patient can benefit from a weight loss medication.
  • List the currently indicated weight loss medications, their dosing, and their side effects.
  • Describe how to monitor patients taking these medications.
  • Correct patient misconceptions on losing weight.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for pharmacy technicians
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: 9/3/2019
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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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CHRISTIN H - KANSAS CITY, KS  ·  Nov 30, 2019
great course thank you
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Teresa G - Sacramento, CA  ·  Nov 21, 2019
Try the out this site , easy and interesting
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Janice V - austin, TX  ·  Nov 21, 2019
Informative. Touches on a topic that is popular with customers, but not usually covered in CE courses.
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Asia R - antioch, CA  ·  Nov 17, 2019
straight forward easily understood would recommend
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Alieyh C - Acworth, GA  ·  Nov 16, 2019
It was good information.
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Price: $15.00
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