FDA Approved Obesity Drugs

Drug

Year Approved

 

 

Short-Term Use

 

     Desoxyephedrine

1947

     Phenmetrazine

1956

     Phentermine

1959

     Diethylpropion

1959

     Phendimetrazine

1959

     Benzphetamine

1960

     Mazindol

1973

     Fenfluramine

1973

Long-Term Use

 

     Dexfenfluramine

1996

     Sibutramine

1997

     Orlistat

1999