Drugs in obesity

  • N Sapeika

Abstract

The principles considered in the management of obesity are discussed; they include education and motivation, diet, exercise and drugs. Drugs provide no cure but may need to be used during an initial period of dietary regulation. Amphetamine and related drugs should not be used. Fenfluramine is approved for use; it appears to have the least undesirable side-effects.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 2027 (1974).

Author Biography

N Sapeika
Department of Pharmacology, University of Cape Town
Published
2018-04-17
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135