ATC Group: A08AA Centrally acting antiobesity products
Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System
Clobenzorex is an N-substituted amphetamine analog that is converted to d-amphetamine soon after ingestion. Clobenzorex is a stimulant drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine chemical classes used as an appetite suppressant.
Dexfenfluramine is the d-enantiomer of fenfluramine (structurally similar to amphetamine) and acts as a serotonergic anorectic drug that reduces appetite by increasing the amount of extracellular serotonin in the brain.
Lorcaserin is believed to decrease food consumption and promote satiety by selectively activating 5-HT2C receptors on anorexigenic pro-opiomelanocortin neurons located in the hypothalamus. The exact mechanism of action is not known. It is used as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients.
Mazindol is a sympathomimetic amine for the treatment of obesity and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Like other sympathomimetic appetite suppressants, mazindol is thought to act as a reuptake inhibitor of norepinephrine. In addition, it inhibits dopamine and serotonin reuptake. It stimulates the central nervous system, which increases heart rate and blood pressure, and decreases appetite.