Treatments for Obesity

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for obesity. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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  • Adipex-P (Phentermine)

    Overview
    Adipex-P is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for short-term weight management in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Adipex-P may be prescribed ... read more

  • Alli (Orlistat)

    Overview
    Alli is an over-the-counter medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to assist with weight loss in adults in conjunction with a low-calorie diet. Alli is also referred to by its d... read more

  • Belviq (Lorcaserin)

    Overview
    Belviq is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for chronic weight management in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Belviq may be prescribed for adu... read more

  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS)

    Overview
    Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (also known as the duodenal switch or BPD/DS) is a type of bariatric surgery, or surgery intended to help people lose weight. Duodenal switch surgery is ... read more

  • Bontril (Phendimetrazine)

    Overview
    Bontril is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for short-term weight management in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Bontril may be prescribed fo... read more

  • Commercial weight loss programs

    Overview
    Commercial weight loss programs are a popular way to try to lose weight. Well-known brands include Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem, but there are many other programs available.

    Depend... read more

  • Contrave (Bupropion/Naltrexone)

    Overview
    Contrave is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for chronic weight management in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Contrave may be prescribed for... read more

  • Desoxyn (Methamphetamine)

    Overview
    Desoxyn is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for short-term weight management in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Desoxyn may be prescribed wh... read more

  • Didrex (Benzphetamine)

    Overview
    Didrex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for short-term weight management in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Didrex may be prescribed for ... read more

  • Exercise

    Overview
    Exercise can help everyone stay healthy and feel their best. For people trying to lose weight, increasing physical activity is one of the most important things you can do. In addition to burning calor... read more

  • Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y)

    Overview
    Gastric bypass (also known as a Roux-en-Y) is a type of bariatric surgery, or surgery intended to help people lose weight. Bariatric surgery may be considered as a treatment for people with a body mas... read more

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band

    Overview
    Adjustable gastric band (also known as the lap-band or LABG) is a type of bariatric surgery, or surgery intended to help people lose weight. Bariatric surgery may be considered as a treatment for peop... read more

  • Norpramin (Desipramine)

    Overview
    Norpramin is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression. Norpramin is also known by its drug name, Desipramine.

    Norpramin is an an... read more

  • Nutrition

    Overview
    Everyone feels their best when they consistently eat a healthy, balanced diet. For obese people, nutrition is one of the most important ways you can manage your weight, control your blood glucose, kee... read more

  • Pamelor (Nortriptyline)

    Overview
    Pamelor is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression. Pamelor is also known by its drug name, Nortriptyline.

    Pamelor is an antide... read more

  • Paxil (Paroxetine)

    Overview
    Paxil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Paxil is also known by its drug name, Paroxetine... read more

  • Prozac (Fluoxetine)

    Overview
    Prozac is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Prozac is also known b... read more

  • Qsymia (Phentermine/Topiramate)

    Overview
    Qsymia is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for chronic weight management in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Qsymia may be prescribed for adu... read more

  • Sarafem (Fluoxetine)

    Overview
    Sarafem is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Sarafem is also known by its drug name, Fluoxetine.

    Sarafem is an antide... read more

  • Saxenda (Liraglutide)

    Overview
    Saxenda is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage chronic weight problems in adults who are overweight or obese. Saxenda is considered an adjunct treatment to... read more

  • Sinequan (Doxepin)

    Overview
    Sinequan is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat several types of depression. Sinequan is also referred to by its drug name, Doxepin.

    Sinequan is an antid... read more

  • Sleeve gastrectomy

    Overview
    Sleeve gastrectomy (also known as the sleeve) is a type of bariatric surgery, or surgery intended to help people lose weight. Bariatric surgery may be considered as a treatment for people with a body ... read more

  • Suprenza (Phentermine)

    Overview
    Suprenza is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for short-term weight management in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Suprenza may be prescribed ... read more

  • Tenuate (Diethylpropion)

    Overview
    Tenuate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for short-term weight management in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Tenuate may be prescribed fo... read more

  • Tofranil (Imipramine)

    Overview
    Tofranil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression. Tofranil is also known by its drug name, Imipramine.

    Tofranil is an antidepressant of the tr... read more

  • Vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) (Stomach Stapling)

    Overview
    Vertical banded gastroplasty (also known as VBG or stomach stapling) is a type of bariatric surgery, or surgery intended to help people lose weight. Bariatric surgery may be considered as a treatment ... read more

  • Wellbutrin (Bupropion)

    Overview
    Wellbutrin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder. Wellbutrin may also be prescribed off-label to help manage weight. Wellbutrin i... read more

  • Xenical (Orlistat)

    Overview
    Xenical is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage obesity in conjunction with a low-calorie diet. Xenical may be prescribed to help people lose weight, mainta... read more

  • Zyban (Bupropion)

    Overview
    Zyban is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help people quit smoking. Zyban may also be prescribed off-label to help manage weight. Zyban is also known by its dr... read more

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