Clare Lee, M.D., MHS, Stacy Elder, Pharm.D., BCP, Reza Alavi, M.D.
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  • Short-term (a few weeks) management of obesity (in adjunct to weight reduction program of exercise, behavioral modification and caloric restriction) in patients with an initial BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2, or BMI ≥ 27 kg/m2 in the presence of other risk factors (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia).
  • Same indication for phentermine/topiramate.

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Last updated: September 3, 2016