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Peripherally acting antiobesity agents

Other names: lipase inhibitors

What are Peripherally acting antiobesity agents?

Peripherally acting antiobesity agents are drugs that assist with weight loss, without affecting the brain or suppressing the appetite. It inhibits pancreatic lipase and prevents fat breakdown in the gastrointestinal tract therefore reduces intestinal absorption of fat. It is used to treat obesity, with diet and exercise.

List of Peripherally acting antiobesity agents:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Alli (Pro)
Generic name: orlistat
106 reviews
6.3
Xenical (Pro)
Generic name: orlistat
109 reviews
8.3
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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See Also

Medical conditions associated with peripherally acting antiobesity agents: