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Plenity FAQ

Plenity is a prescription-only weight loss aid. Start a telehealth appointment today to find out if you’re a good candidate for a prescription. Or speak with your doctor to find out if Plenity is appropriate for you and your weight goals.

Is Plenity covered by my medical insurance?

How does Plenity work?

What are the side effects of Plenity?

How much does Plenity cost?

How soon should I start seeing results?

Is Plenity a drug?

What is Plenity?

Do I need to see a doctor in person to get Plenity?

Can my doctor prescribe Plenity for me?

Who can take Plenity?

Who should not take Plenity?

How can I get Plenity? Is it available in my area?

How much weight can I expect to lose while taking Plenity?

How safe is Plenity?

Did Plenity work in clinical trials?

Can I use my HSA/FSA/MSA to pay for Plenity?

How can I find my BMI?

How do I take Plenity?

What if I miss a dose?

Is Plenity kosher?

Is Plenity wheat- and gluten-free?

Is Plenity suitable for children?

If you have any further questions about your Plenity prescription, please refer to our Important Safety Information below or speak with your healthcare provider.

Plenity® is indicated to aid weight management in adults with excess weight or obesity, a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25–40 kg/m², when used in conjunction with diet and exercise.


Important Safety Information

  • Patients who are pregnant or are allergic to cellulose, citric acid, sodium stearyl fumarate, gelatin, or titanium dioxide should not take Plenity.
  • To avoid impact on the absorption of medications:
    • For all medications that should be taken with food, take them after starting a meal.
    • For all medications that should be taken without food (on an empty stomach), continue taking on an empty stomach or as recommended by your physician.
  • The overall incidence of side effects with Plenity was no different than placebo. The most common side effects were diarrhea, distended abdomen, infrequent bowel movements, and flatulence.
  • Contact a doctor right away if problems occur. If you have a severe allergic reaction, severe stomach pain, or severe diarrhea, stop using Plenity until you can speak to your doctor.

Rx Only. For the safe and proper use of Plenity or more information, talk to a healthcare professional, read the Patient Instructions for Use.