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List of 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 for adults… 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 drug name,… 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 adults with a… 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 the most… 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 for adults… 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.

Depending on… 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 adults… 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 when other… 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 adults… 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 where… 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 calories,… 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 mass index… read more

Imcivree (Setmelanotide)

Overview
Imcivree is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for weight management in adults and children 6 years old and up who have obesity. Specifically, this drug is approved only… 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 people with a… read more

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