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Obesity Medications

Definition of Obesity:

More than half of the U.S. population is overweight. But being obese is different from being overweight. An individual is considered obese when weight is 20% (25% in women) or more over the maximum desirable for their height. When an adult is more than 100 pounds overweight, it is considered morbid obesity.

Obesity is also defined as a BMI (body mass index) over 30 kg/m2. Patients with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight, but not obese. See also diet and calories.

See also: Weight Loss

Drugs (by generic name) associated with Obesity

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Obesity. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

Drug Name DownUp(View by: Brand | Generic ) Reviews Ratings DownUp
mazindol systemic (More...)
class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
0 reviews
   
10
methamphetamine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
3 reviews
   
9.8
phentermine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
256 reviews
   
9.1
diethylpropion systemic (Pro, More...)
class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
107 reviews
   
9.1
chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) systemic (Pro, More...)
class: gonadotropins
6 reviews
   
8.8
bupropion systemic (Pro, More...)
class: miscellaneous antidepressants, smoking cessation agents
4 reviews
   
8.8
lorcaserin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: anorexiants
207 reviews
   
8.7
phendimetrazine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
118 reviews
   
8.6
orlistat systemic (Pro, More...)
class: peripherally acting antiobesity agents
133 reviews
   
8.1
sibutramine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: anorexiants
68 reviews
   
8.1
liraglutide systemic (Pro, More...)
class: incretin mimetics
104 reviews
   
7.9
topiramate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants
72 reviews
   
7.7
benzphetamine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
10 reviews
   
7.6
phentermine / topiramate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: anorexiants
125 reviews
   
7.3
bupropion / naltrexone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: anorexiants
560 reviews
   
7.1
desvenlafaxine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors
4 reviews
   
6.5
methylphenidate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: CNS stimulants
1 review
   
6.0
cimetidine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: H2 antagonists
0 reviewsNot rated
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amphetamine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: CNS stimulants
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Alternative treatments for Obesity

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Obesity. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Obesity.

Synonym(s): Overweight; Weight Gain

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