anorectic drugs

anorectic drugs

Drugs that suppress appetite and may be useful in the management of obesity. They include AMPHETAMINE (amfetamine) and its derivatives, mazindol (Teronc), phentermine (Duromine) and fenfluramine. These drugs have lost status since it became apparent that addiction is possible and that fenfluramine and phentermine can cause valvular heart disease.
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The popularity of anorectic drugs among the general public and many doctors should also be taken into consideration.
Items that cannot be prescribed and are pharmaceutical services not covered by the department include anorectic drugs or combinations including such drugs, biological and drugs available without charge from the Illinois Department of Public Health or other agencies, any vaccine, drug, or serum which is provided primarily for preventive purposes (e.
Anorectic drugs such as sibutramine (Meridia[R]) act to suppress appetite and are prescribed for some obese people.
Appetite suppressants, or anorectic drugs, are not new, nor are these two drugs new.
Behavior-modification therapy is often used as an adjunct to therapies such as exercise, low-calorie diets, and anorectic drugs.