Specific Medications for Weight Loss

Jin, Jill
August 2015
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;8/18/2015, Vol. 314 Issue 7, p742
Academic Journal
The article assesses medications for weight loss. Medications addressed include orlistat, lorcaserin, and the combination of phentermine and topiramate. Also addressed are the combination of bupropion and naltrexone and the medication liraglutide. Other topics include the risks of stimulant drugs for patients with cardiovascular disease, side effects, and the views of the organization Endocrinology Society on the issue.


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