Approved Weight Loss Drugs
Bontril (generic: Phendimetrazine)
- Adipex (generic: Phentermine)Used for reducing weight in those that are overweight when combined with exercise, diet, and behavior modification. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that works by helping to release specific chemicals in the brain to control appetite.
Used for short-term weight management of obesity combined with a monitored diet and exercise program. Bontril works to decrease appetite.
Tenuate (generic: Diethylpropion
An appetite suppressant. It works by acting on the appetite center of the brain to cause a temporary reduction in hunger or craving of food.
Xenical (generic: Orlistat)
A gastrointestinal lipase inhibitor. Xenical works by inhibiting the digestion of fats from the diet and should be used with a reduced calorie diet. It is also used to reduce the risk of weight gain after previous weight loss.