What is an anti-obesity drug?
An anti-obesity drug (AED) is a medicine or supplement that has been used to help an individual to lose weight. These medicines are often used in combination with other supplements to help reduce the hunger and thirst. The medications are usually called combination pills, or pills that work in conjunction with each other. The medication may be taken in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Many of these medications are not approved by the FDA for weight loss. Most medications are for long-term use only.
These medications help to prevent overeating and improve weight loss. The drugs reduce the body's need for energy, or the amount of calories stored in the body. This allows the body to make less of the food that it does eat. In addition, these medications may help increase the body's metabolic rate, which is how the body uses food energy. This can help maintain a healthy weight. These medications help reduce cravings and weight gain and can even make food less tempting and more palatable.
People taking this type of medication may have nausea and vomiting, and constipation, and some of these side effects may last several months to years.