Number of prescription items for obesity in England 2002-2018

This statistic depicts the number of prescription items for the treatment of obesity prescribed in Primary Care and dispensed in the community in England, from 2002 to 2018. In 2018, there were approximately 371 thousand items of Orlistat dispensed.

Number of prescription items for the treatment of obesity in England from 2002 to 2018 (in 1,000)*

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Sources

Release date

May 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2002 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Prescribed in primary care and dispensed in the community.

As of January 2010, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) released a statement advising the suspension of sibutramine. Therefore data on Sibutramine will be limited from 2010.

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