These medicines help regulate weight either by altering appetite, increasing the rate of metabolism or inhibiting absorption from the digestive tract.
Prescription weight loss medicines include orlistat, phentermine, lorcaserin, and phenteramine plus topiramate. Others like sibutramine and rimonabant have been banned in many countries.
Weight loss drugs are not a cure-all for obesity. Their use should be combined with exercise and improved diet to lose and maintain weight successfully over long term.
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