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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 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.

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Adipex-P (Pro, More...)
generic name: phentermine class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
54 reviews
   
9.2
Alli (Pro, More...)
generic name: orlistat class: peripherally acting antiobesity agents
25 reviews
   
7.3
Belviq (Pro, More...)
generic name: lorcaserin class: anorexiants
183 reviews
   
8.9
Bontril Slow Release (Pro, More...)
generic name: phendimetrazine class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
29 reviews
   
8.2
Contrave (Pro, More...)
generic name: bupropion/naltrexone class: anorexiants
287 reviews
   
7.1
Desoxyn (Pro, More...)
generic name: methamphetamine class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
2 reviews
   
10
Didrex (Pro, More...)
generic name: benzphetamine class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
5 reviews
   
8.8
Evekeo (Pro, More...)
generic name: amphetamine class: CNS stimulants
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Fastin (More...)
generic name: phentermine class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
3 reviews
   
10
HCG (More...)
generic name: chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) class: gonadotropins
5 reviews
   
8.8
Pregnyl (Pro, More...)
generic name: chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) class: gonadotropins
1 review
   
9.0
Qsymia (Pro, More...)
generic name: phentermine/topiramate class: anorexiants
106 reviews
   
7.1
Saxenda (Pro, More...)
generic name: liraglutide class: incretin mimetics
4 reviews
   
7.2
Tagamet (Pro, More...)
generic name: cimetidine class: H2 antagonists
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Tagamet HB (More...)
generic name: cimetidine class: H2 antagonists
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Tenuate (More...)
generic name: diethylpropion class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
47 reviews
   
9.4
Topamax (Pro, More...)
generic name: topiramate class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants
20 reviews
   
6.4
Topiragen (Pro, More...)
generic name: topiramate class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants
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Xenical (Pro, More...)
generic name: orlistat class: peripherally acting antiobesity agents
45 reviews
   
8.7
Zantryl (More...)
generic name: phentermine class: anorexiants, CNS stimulants
1 review
   
10
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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.

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Synonym(s): Overweight; Weight Gain

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