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Drugs for Treatment of Obesity

This section has a list of generic name(s) and the several brand name(s) of the drugs used for the treatment of Obesity. Its purpose is to provide doctors and consumers a ready reckoner to find the relevant drugs.
The information helps you learn more about the generic drug, including its brand name(s), price, dosage, side effects, adverse events, how to take and appropriate times to take it by simply click on the drugs. Plus there are FAQs too about each drug.

Brand Names and Generic Names of Drugs for Treatment of Obesity


Benzphetamine is an anorectic agent, prescribed for obesity.


Diethylpropion is an appetite suppressant, prescribed for obesity.


Fluvastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a "statin", prescribed for high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients, and decreases the blockages in blood vessels.
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Lorcaserin is used in adults who are overweight or obese.


Mazindol, a drug used for the treatment of obesity along with lifestyle changes, is not currently available in the United States or the European Union for this purpose.
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Megestrol is a progesterone derivative, prescribed for breast cancer, uterine cancer, loss of appetite, physical wasting, or unexplained significant weight loss in patients with diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
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Oxandrolone is a synthetic anabolic steroid, prescribed for weight loss and weight gain.

Phendimetrazine Tartrate

Phendimetrazine Tartrate is an appetite suppressant, prescribed for obesity combined with diet and exercise program.


Phentermine is an appetite suppressant, prescribed for exogenous obesity.


Rimonabant is an anorectic anti-obesity agent, prescribed for obesity and management of body weight as adjunct to diet and exercise.


Sibutramine has been banned in several countries including the United States, European countries and India due to its cardiovascular side effects like heart attack and stroke.
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