Anorexiants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Route of Administration (Oral Anorexiants and Subcutaneous Anorexiants), End-user, and Geography

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 3.9 %

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Market Overview

The anorexiants market studied is anticipated to register a CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period. The major factors attributing to the growth of the market are a rise in the sedentary lifestyle, physical inactivity, and poor dietary habits resultant weight gain. According to the World Health Organization report, in 2017, about 650 million adults and 41 million children aged under 5 years were obese worldwide. Also, the report states that the obesity rate is expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period. Thus, a steep rise in global healthcare expenditure to control other health complications and obesity-related diseases is expected to drive the market.

Scope of the Report

Anorexiants are therapeutics used to treat obesity by increasing basal metabolic rate. These drugs stimulate hypothalamic and limbic regions that control gastric emptying. Thus, it acts by suppressing the appetite and causing earlier satiety resultant decreasing the intake of the individual. Obesity is identified as the leading preventable cause of preventable death, thus the demand for anorexiants is expected to increase over the forecast period driving the market.

Route of Administration
Subcutaneous Anorexiants
Oral Anorexiants
Distribution Channel
Online Pharmacy
Retail Pharmacy
Hospital Pharmacy
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Oral Anorexiants Segment is Expected to Hold the Major Market Share in the Anorexiants Market

Oral Anorexiants dominated the market in past few years, and it is expected to do so over the forecast period. The higher demand for these products can be due to the increased preference of the patients owing to their non-invasive treatment. Also, their easier administration without the need for skilled healthcare professionals increased the adoption rate among the patients and physicians. Furthermore, higher availability of products in tablets and capsules, as well as increased awareness by key players are expected to lead to the growth of the segment.

Global Obesity -Overweight Trends.PNG

North America Dominates the Market and Expected to do Same in the Forecast Period.

North America has been the primary market for anorexiants market owing to the rise in the number of complications associated with obesity in the region. Major chronic diseases prevailing in the region include diabetes, coronary heart disease, and certain types of cancer.

According to the factsheet published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of obesity in 2016 was 39.8%, affecting about 93.3 million US adults which increased to 41.2 % in 2017. Also, as per the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development report in 2020, the United States is estimated to spend the highest Health Expenditure on Obesity and Related Conditions across the globe during 2020-2050.

Increasing obesity cases in the region can be due to a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy dietary habits. Furthermore, overweight gain affects an individual's psychological, behavioral, and psychiatric characteristics. Additionally, the presence of key players, a huge target population with disposable income in the United States is anticipated to drive the market growth over the forecast period.

Overweight and Obesity

Competitive Landscape

The Anorexiants Market is moderately competitive and consists of several major players. Few of the major players are implementing various strategies like increased investments in R&D and mergers & acquisitions. For instance, in September 2019, Currax Pharmaceuticals LLC, acquired Nalpropion Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of weight loss. With the acquisition deal, Currax has owned the world-wide rights to Contrave, the number one prescription weight-loss brand medication in the United States and Europe. Strategic alliances such as these are expected to boost the sales globally. Some of the companies currently dominating the market are Novo Nordisk Inc., Lannett Co. Inc., Currax Pharmaceuticals LLC, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, and Pfizer Inc.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 The Rise in Global Prevalence of Cases of Obesity due to Modern Sedentary Lifestyles

      2. 4.2.2 Rise in Awareness and Disposable Income in Developed Economies

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Highly Cost of Branded Products in Emerging Countries

      2. 4.3.2 Severe Adverse Associated with Medication Including Seizures, Suicidal Attempts and Even Death

      3. 4.3.3 Adoption of Traditional Yoga and Herbal Products

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Route of Administration

      1. 5.1.1 Subcutaneous Anorexiants

      2. 5.1.2 Oral Anorexiants

    2. 5.2 Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Online Pharmacy

      2. 5.2.2 Retail Pharmacy

      3. 5.2.3 Hospital Pharmacy

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Novo Nordisk Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Lannett Co. Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Currax Pharmaceuticals LLC

      4. 6.1.4 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

      5. 6.1.5 Pfizer Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Vivus Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals

      8. 6.1.8 KVK Tech Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Elite Pharmaceuticals Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Productos Medix SA de CV

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Anorexiants Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Anorexiants Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.9% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Novo Nordisk Inc.,, Lannett Co, Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Pfizer Inc., Currax Pharmaceuticals LLC are the major companies operating in Anorexiants Market.

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