Medications for weight loss in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Over, Darrell R.
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Fluoxetine (Prozac) and orlistat (Xenical) produce modest short-term weight loss, but their long-term benefits are unclear and their safety is uncertain. (Strength of Recommendation [SOR]: B, based on a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.) Topiramate (Topamax; immediate- and controlled-release formulations) can produce weight loss, but potential psychiatric and neurologic adverse effects limit its usefulness (SOR: B, based on randomized controlled trials.) Sibutramine (Meridia) produces weight loss but has been withdrawn from the U.S. market because of potential cardiovascular adverse effects.
Clinical Inquiries, 2012 (MU)
American Family Physician, 85(6) 2012: 633-635.