Which medications are available for long-term obesity management in adults?

Updated: Feb 20, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Jatinder Bhatia, MBBS, FAAP  more...
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Orlistat (Alli, Xenical), a pancreatic lipase inhibitor, is approved for long-term obesity management in adult patients in the United States. Remaining available weight loss products in the US for short-term use in adults include phentermine (Adipex-P) and diethylpropion.


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