Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(1), 125-145; doi:10.3390/ph3010125
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Approved and Off-Label Uses of Obesity Medications, and Potential New Pharmacologic Treatment Options

Endocrine Department, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña As Xubias 84, 15006 A Coruña, Spain
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Received: 8 November 2009; in revised form: 7 January 2010 / Accepted: 11 January 2010 / Published: 12 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Anti-Obesity Drugs)
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Abstract: Available anti-obesity pharmacotherapy options remain very limited and development of more effective drugs has become a priority. The potential strategies to achieve weight loss are to reduce energy intake by stimulating anorexigenic signals or by blocking orexigenic signals, and to increase energy expenditure. This review will focus on approved obesity medications, as well as potential new pharmacologic treatment options.
Keywords: obesity; drug treatment; orlistat; sibutramine; rimonabant; leptin; ghrelin

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Isidro, M.L.; Cordido, F. Approved and Off-Label Uses of Obesity Medications, and Potential New Pharmacologic Treatment Options. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 125-145.

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Isidro ML, Cordido F. Approved and Off-Label Uses of Obesity Medications, and Potential New Pharmacologic Treatment Options. Pharmaceuticals. 2010; 3(1):125-145.

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Isidro, Mª Luisa; Cordido, Fernando. 2010. "Approved and Off-Label Uses of Obesity Medications, and Potential New Pharmacologic Treatment Options." Pharmaceuticals 3, no. 1: 125-145.

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