Pharmacology notes

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Ch.07.qxd20/1/042:15 PMPage 123Management: pharmacotherapy7.1 Do drugs have a role in obesity management?7.2 What role do drugs have in weight maintenance?7.3 When should drugs be used?7.4 When are drugs inappropriate?7.5 What drugs are currently available?7125125125126126ORLISTAT7.6 How does orlistat work?7.7 How is orlistat taken?7.8 What are the potential side-effects of orlistat?7.9 Are there any contraindications to orlistat?7.10 Are any special precautions advised for orlistat?126127127127127SIBUTRAMINE7.11 How does sibutramine work?7.12 How is sibutramine taken?7.13 What are the potential side-effects of sibutramine?7.14 Are there any contraindications to sibutramine?7.15 Are any special precautions advised for sibutramine?7.16 What is the difference between orlistat and sibutramine?128128128128129129OTHER WEIGHT-LOSS DRUGS7.17 What other prescribed agents can help effect weight loss?7.18 What other types of drug have been used to help weight loss?7.19 What prescribed drugs can promote weight gain?7.20 What is phentermine?7.21 Why were the licences of anorectic agents withdrawn?7.22 What is the current legal status of the anorectic agents?7.23 What results can we expect from using modern weight loss drugs?7.24 How do you choose which agent to use?7.25 Are the drugs expensive?7.26 For how long can they be used?129129131131132133133134134135Ch.07.qxd12420/1/042:15 PMPage 124Obesity: Your

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