- Are morbidly obese;
- Have a BMI above 30 and have failed to lose weight with a lifestyle program; or
- Have a BMI above 27 and have risk factors already present.
Weight loss drugs can be classified into 3 broad categories:
- Drugs that decrease food intake;
- Drugs that alter the metabolism of food; and
- Drugs that increase thermogenesis.
For more information, see Weight Loss Drugs.