Dubai, UAE -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/22/2014 -- Two new medications have been approved by FDA in USA last week. The first one is centrally acting called Contrave, one of the two active compounds of this drug is also used in the treatment of addictions.
The 2nd drug approved By FDA is called Liraglutide.
But the question is: Are these medications causes effective & cause significant weight loss in obese people?
There are several studies done comparing medical treatment versus surgical treatment for morbidly obese people & have clearly shown that bariatric surgeries like gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band are far more effective & have durable results.
Even non surgical procedure like gastric balloon has better results , all these weight loss surgeries are done in Dubai.
Obesity being a disorder of multiple aetiologies, I would not expect that these medications can work in all obese individuals & they may have side effects like older medications who have been withdrawn from market in past so we donot know these medications long term effects for which we will need more long-term data on the efficacy and safety of these compounds.
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