Global Anti-Obesity Drugs Market to Reach US$ 5.5 Billion by 2032, Propelled by Rising Prevalence of Obesity

February 16, 2023 | Healthcare

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Anti-Obesity Drugs Market Report by Drug Class (Peripherally Acting Drugs, Centrally Acting Drugs), Drug Type (Prescription Drugs, OTC Drugs), Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, Online Pharmacy), and Region 2024-2032," the global anti-obesity drugs market size reached US$ 2.3 Billion in 2023. Anti-obesity drugs are pharmacological agents that reduce or control body weight by lowering cholesterol levels. They suppress appetite, inhibit fat absorption, and increase energy consumption and thermogenesis. Anti-obesity drugs are widely used by patients suffering from morbid obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. They are also used by frequent snackers, nocturnal eaters, individuals with uncontrollable appetites, and those requiring immediate weight loss for medical reasons. Anti-obesity drugs increase metabolic rate, promote satiety, offer sustained weight loss, and assist patients in achieving long-lasting obesity control. They also provide independent health benefits, such as decreased blood pressure, improved insulin sensitivity, reduced harmful lipid levels, and lower risk of cardiovascular and diabetic kidney diseases.

Global Anti-Obesity Drugs Market Trends:

The rising prevalence of obesity due to sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy eating habits, genetic susceptibility, and lack of physical exercise is one of the primary factors driving the market growth. Anti-obesity drugs are widely used to manage obesity, achieve higher weight loss, and treat binge-eating disorders, as they inhibit intestinal fat absorption, suppress food intake, increase energy consumption, and enhance metabolism. Furthermore, rising incidences of obesity-associated comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, stroke, dyslipidemia, myocardial infarction, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and certain cancers, are acting as another growth-inducing factor. In line with this, anti-obesity drugs improve glycemic control, reduce glycated hemoglobin levels, and positively impact cardiometabolic risk factors, such as blood pressure, waist circumference, lipid profile, and insulin sensitivity, which, in turn, is favoring the market growth. Additionally, the recent development of next-generation products that are safer, highly efficient, and provide sustained body weight loss due to the improved understanding of molecular gut-brain communication is positively influencing the market growth. Moreover, the rising adoption of combination therapies that provides greater weight loss, higher efficiency, and minimal side effects is propelling the market growth. Other factors, including the rising geriatric population, significant growth in the healthcare industry, increasing investments in research and development (R&D) activities to formulate novel drugs, and rising concerns regarding perioperative mortality and surgical complications, are anticipated to drive the market growth. On account of the aforementioned factors, the market value is expected to reach US$ 5.5 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 10.3% during 2024-2032.

Market Summary:

  • On the basis of the drug class, the market has been divided into peripherally and centrally acting drugs.
  • Based on the drug type, the market has been bifurcated into prescription and OTC drugs.
  •  On the basis of the distribution channel, the market has been classified into hospital, retail, and online pharmacies.
  • On a regional basis, the market has been categorized into North America (the United States and Canada), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and Others), Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Others), and Middle East and Africa.
  • The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined, with some of the key players being Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Currax Pharmaceuticals LLC, Gelesis, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck & Co. Inc., Norgine B.V., Novo Nordisk A/S, Pfizer Inc., Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Inc., SHIONOGI & Co. Ltd., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Vivus LLC.

Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Segment Coverage Drug Class, Drug Type, Distribution Channel, Region
Region Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Currax Pharmaceuticals LLC, Gelesis, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck & Co. Inc., Norgine B.V., Novo Nordisk A/S, Pfizer Inc., Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Inc., SHIONOGI & Co. Ltd., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Vivus LLC
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