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Am Fam Physician. 2000 Nov 1;62(9):1967.

The article “Successful Management of the Obese Patient” (June 15, 2000, page 3615) contained an error in Table 1 (page 3618). Orlistat (Xenical) is incorrectly listed as a DEA schedule IV medication; orlistat does not have a DEA listing. The corrected table is reprinted below. An error was also made in the biography; Dr. Poston is co-director of behavioral cardiology research, not of the residency program.

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TABLE 1

Medications Labeled by the FDA for the Treatment of Obesity

AgentDEA scheduleAction

Diethylpropion (Tenuate)

IV

Noradrenergic

Mazindol (Sanorex)

IV

Noradrenergic

Orlistat* (Xenical)

Lipase inhibitor

Phendimetrazine (Plegine)

III

Noradrenergic

Phentermine (Fastin)

IV

Noradrenergic

Phentermine resin (Ionamin)

IV

Noradrenergic

Phenylpropanolamine (Dexatrim)

OTC

Noradrenergic

Sibutramine* (Meridia)

IV

SNRI


FDA = U.S. Food and Drug Administration; DEA = Drug Enforcement Administration; OTC = over-the-counter; SNRI = serotonergic noradrenergic reuptake inhibitor.

*— Orlistat and sibutramine are the only drugs labeled by the FDA for long-term treatment of obesity.

TABLE 1

Medications Labeled by the FDA for the Treatment of Obesity

AgentDEA scheduleAction

Diethylpropion (Tenuate)

IV

Noradrenergic

Mazindol (Sanorex)

IV

Noradrenergic

Orlistat* (Xenical)

Lipase inhibitor

Phendimetrazine (Plegine)

III

Noradrenergic

Phentermine (Fastin)

IV

Noradrenergic

Phentermine resin (Ionamin)

IV

Noradrenergic

Phenylpropanolamine (Dexatrim)

OTC

Noradrenergic

Sibutramine* (Meridia)

IV

SNRI


FDA = U.S. Food and Drug Administration; DEA = Drug Enforcement Administration; OTC = over-the-counter; SNRI = serotonergic noradrenergic reuptake inhibitor.

*— Orlistat and sibutramine are the only drugs labeled by the FDA for long-term treatment of obesity.


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