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

Evekeo (Amphetamine sulfate)

Overview
Evekeo is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a short-term treatment for obesity in combination with a calorie-restricting diet. Evekeo may be prescribed in cases... 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

Obalon Balloon System

Overview
Approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), Obalon is a temporary system of three balloons that are swallowed and then inflated to take up space in the stomach, ensuring that less food is eaten... read more

Orbera Balloon System

Overview
Approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), Orbera is a temporary balloon that is inserted into the stomach and then filled with saline to take up space, ensuring that less food is eaten. Orber... 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

ReShape Balloon System

Overview
Approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), ReShape is a system of two temporary, interconnected balloons that are inserted into the stomach and then filled with saline to take up space, ensuri... 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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