Obesity Medication Topic Guide

Obesity Medication Obesity Medication: Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Medications used to treat obesity work by suppressing the appetite. Prescription weight-loss medications should be used only under the care of a medical professional, and only by people who are at high risk of obesity-related health problems.

Obesity Medication Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins


orlistat Orlistat

Orlistat blocks some of the fat that you eat, keeping it from being absorbed by your body...learn more »

benzphetamine Benzphetamine

Benzphetamine is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine. Benzphetamine is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system...learn more »

phentermine Phentermine

Phentermine is similar to an amphetamine. Phentermine stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pre...learn more »