Anti-Obesity Medication Market Size $73,470.85 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 30.8%

Anti-Obesity Medication Market Size Worth $73,470.85 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 30.8%

The global anti-obesity medication market size is expected to reach USD 73,470.85 million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Anti-Obesity Medication Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Mechanism of Action (Centrally Acting Drugs, Peripherally Acting Drugs); By Product; By Distribution Channel; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

Anti-obesity medications are pharmaceutical substances crafted to aid individuals in controlling and reducing their surplus body weight, particularly when lifestyle modifications like dietary adjustments and physical activity alone prove insufficient for attaining and sustaining a healthy weight. These medications can operate through diverse mechanisms, such as modifying metabolism, inhibiting fat absorption, and suppressing appetite. Healthcare providers typically prescribe them to patients meeting specific criteria, such as those with elevated body mass index (BMI) or obesity-related health issues like type 2 diabetes.

The market for anti-obesity medication has experienced variable growth over time, influenced by factors such as shifting societal perceptions regarding weight management, the global escalation in obesity rates, and advancements in pharmaceutical research. In recent times, there has been a resurgence of interest in this market, spurred by heightened awareness of the health hazards linked to obesity and the demand for more efficient and safe treatment options. The market has witnessed the introduction of novel medications, including combination therapies, aimed at improving weight loss outcomes and minimizing adverse effects. Furthermore, healthcare providers are increasingly emphasizing a comprehensive approach to managing obesity, encompassing lifestyle modifications, behavioral interventions, and pharmaceutical treatments.

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Additionally, with a rising prevalence of obesity worldwide and an increasing awareness of associated health risks, there is a growing demand for effective treatment options. Advancements in drug development technologies present opportunities for the introduction of novel medications with improved efficacy and safety profiles. Additionally, shifting societal attitudes towards weight management and the growing emphasis on preventive healthcare are expected to drive market growth. Moreover, the integration of digital health solutions and personalized medicine approaches offers avenues for tailoring treatments to individual patient needs, thereby expanding market reach. Furthermore, strategic collaborations between pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers, as well as increased investment in research and development, are poised to unlock further opportunities in this dynamic and evolving market landscape.

Anti-Obesity Medication Market Report Highlights

  • In 2023, the peripherally acting anti-obesity drugs segment accounted for the largest revenue share, due to the mechanism's ability to improve nutrient absorption and reduce feelings of hunger.
  • In 2023, the retail pharmacies segment emerged as the significant revenue share. These outlets provide convenient access to medications for consumers and are commonly located in easily accessible areas within communities.
  • In 2023, the North American region dominated the largest market share due to various factors, such as the high prevalence of obesity and supportive government policies. Additionally, strategic maneuvers like mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships among pharmaceutical giants play a pivotal role in shaping the competitive landscape.
  • The global key market players include Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Currax Pharmaceuticals, Gelesis, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Kintai Therapeutics, Novartis AG, Novo Nordisk A/S, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc., VIVUS LLC.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the Anti-Obesity Medication market report based on mechanism of action, product, distribution channel, and region:

Anti-Obesity Medication, Mechanism of Action Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Centrally Acting Drugs
  • Peripherally Acting Drugs

Anti-Obesity Medication, Product Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Off Label
    • Semaglutide (Wegovy)
    • Topiramate (Xenical Alli)
    • Dulaglutide (Trulicity)
    • Liraglutide (Semaglutide (Wegovy))
    • Others
  • Approved
    • Liraglutide (Orlistat)
    • Bupropion-naltrexone (Contrave)
    • Orlistat
      • Alli
      • Xenical
    • Setmelanotide (Imcivree)
    • Tirzepatide (Zepbound)
    • Phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia)
    • Semaglutide (Wegovy

Anti-Obesity Medication, Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Others

Anti-Obesity Medication, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Anti-Obesity Medication Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 8,585.89 million

Revenue Forecast in 2032

USD 73,470.85 million


30.8% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Segments Covered

By Mechanism of Action, By Product, By Distribution Channel, By Region


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