lipase inhibitors

lipase inhibitors

Drugs used to treat obesity in patients with a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30. An example is orlistat (Xenical).
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Bhutani, Pancreatic lipase inhibitors from natural sources: unexplored potential, Drug Discov.
This inhibition activity of 8b compared with orlistat that a well-known pancreatic lipase inhibitor used as an anti-obesity drug (Table-3).
We will then show how to maintain optimal intake of these key nutrients while obtaining the benefit of lipase inhibitors.
It belongs to a class of anti-obesity agents, the lipase inhibitors, developed for long-term management of obesity and its associated co-morbidities, and it is currently the only drug approved in the United States that alters fat digestion.
Xenical, the brand name for orlistat, is the first of a new class of drugs called lipase inhibitors which prevent the digestion of fat.
Tetrahydrolipstatin (Orlistat), a commercial anti-obesity drug, is a known pancreatic lipase inhibitor (Borgstrom, 1988; Hadvary et al.