Pharmacological Interventions for Adults With Obesity

Publication Date: October 20, 2022
Last Updated: January 31, 2023

Summary of Recommendations

In adults with obesity or overweight with weight-related complications, who have had an inadequate response to lifestyle interventions, the AGA recommends adding pharmacological agents to lifestyle interventions over continuing lifestyle interventions alone. ( Moderate , Strong )
Implementation considerations:
  • AOMs generally need to be used chronically, and the selection of the medication or intervention should be based on the clinical profile and needs of the patient, including, but not limited to, comorbidities, patients' preferences, costs, and access to the therapy.



Pharmacological Interventions for Adults With Obesity

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