Rise and fall of anti-obesity drugs.

  title={Rise and fall of anti-obesity drugs.},
  author={Ming-fang Li and Bernard Man Yung Cheung},
  journal={World journal of diabetes},
  volume={2 2},
Although it is not generally a life-threatening disease, obesity is becoming a major health problem worldwide. It can be controlled by means of drugs, and, consequently, these are required to be safe as well as effective. In this paper, we summarize the fate of various drugs that have been introduced for clinical use in the treatment of obesity. Fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine were withdrawn because of heart valve damage. Sibutramine suppresses appetite and increases heart rate and blood… CONTINUE READING


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