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How do medications treat obesity?

A prescription weight loss medication may be used in severe cases of obesity and should not be used without your doctor's approval. Orlistat stops fat from being accepted into your stomach and intestines. Any weight loss medication should be taken sparingly and should be accompanied by a healthy diet and exercise.

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