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Medications for Weight Loss

Drugs associated with Weight Loss

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

What is Weight Loss: Decrease in existing body weight.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
phentermine Rx X 4 X 1463 reviews
8.0

Generic name: phentermine systemic

Brand names:  Adipex-P, Fastin, Ionamin, T-Diet, Suprenza, Phentercot, Phentride, Zantryl, Atti-Plex P, Pro-Fast SA, 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

 
megestrol Rx X N 9 reviews
8.0

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

 
lorcaserin Rx X 4 447 reviews
8.0

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 Rx X 4 X 287 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

 
oxandrolone Rx X 3 Add review Add

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

 
liraglutide Rx C N X 60 reviews
8.0

Generic name: liraglutide systemic

Brand names:  Saxenda, Victoza

Drug class: incretin mimetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
bupropion / naltrexone Rx X N X 86 reviews
6.0

Generic name: bupropion / naltrexone systemic

Brand name:  Contrave

Drug class: anorexiants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
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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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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