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Medications for Weight Loss

What is Weight Loss:  Decrease in existing body weight.

Medications to treat Weight Loss

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
phentermine X 4 X 1853 reviews
8.0

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Brand names:  Adipex-P, Fastin, Ionamin, T-Diet, Suprenza, Phentercot, Phentride, Zantryl, Atti-Plex P, Lomaira, Oby-Cap

Drug class: CNS stimulants, anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Adipex-P X 4 X 376 reviews
9.0

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants, anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Belviq X 4 548 reviews
7.0

Generic name: lorcaserin systemic

Drug class: anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Megace X N 1 review
10

Generic name: megestrol systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Qsymia X 4 X 301 reviews
7.0

Generic name: phentermine / topiramate systemic

Drug class: anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Fastin X 4 X 53 reviews
7.0

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants, anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Ionamin X 4 X 11 reviews
7.0

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants, anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
megestrol X N 16 reviews
9.0

Generic name: megestrol systemic

Brand names:  Megace, Megace ES

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
T-Diet X 4 X 1 review
10

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants, anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Suprenza X 4 X 1 review
10

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants, anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Megace ES X N 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: megestrol systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Phentercot X 4 X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants, anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Phentride X 4 X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants, anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Zantryl X 4 X Add review Rate

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants, anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Atti-Plex P X 4 X Add review Rate

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants, anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
lorcaserin X 4 567 reviews
7.0

Generic name: lorcaserin systemic

Brand names:  Belviq, Belviq XR

Drug class: anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
phentermine / topiramate X 4 X 376 reviews
7.0

Generic name: phentermine / topiramate systemic

Brand name:  Qsymia

Drug class: anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Lomaira X 4 X 1 review Rate

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Drug class: anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Oby-Cap X 4 X Add review Rate

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants, anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Oxandrin X 3 Add review Rate

Generic name: oxandrolone systemic

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Victoza C N X 82 reviews
7.0

Generic name: liraglutide systemic

Drug class: incretin mimetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Contrave X N X 368 reviews
6.0

Generic name: bupropion / naltrexone systemic

Drug class: anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
oxandrolone X 3 Add review Rate

Generic name: oxandrolone systemic

Brand name:  Oxandrin

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Saxenda C N X 142 reviews
8.0

Generic name: liraglutide systemic

Drug class: incretin mimetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
liraglutide C N X 255 reviews
8.0

Generic name: liraglutide systemic

Brand names:  Victoza, Saxenda

Drug class: incretin mimetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
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Alternative treatments for Weight Loss

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Weight Loss. 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 Weight Loss.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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