Although exercise and dieting are the recommended methods for effective weight loss, weight loss medicines have also been proven to be effective. These dieting pills contribute to weight loss by 5 to 10 percent. Most of the available medicines facilitate weight loss med by curbing appetite.
These medications are however not for everyone. They are usually prescribed if your body mass index is higher than 28. Also, if you have weight-related conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Dieting pills have been found to have some side effects. Therefore, before you take any weight loss medication, it is important that you consult with your physician.
Some of the common diet pills are
Qsymia: FDA approved this is a dieting pill that facilitates weight loss by curbing appetite. Its active ingredients topiramate and phentermine not only make you feel full but can also directly burn calories. It is approved for a prolonged use but has been found to have some side effects. Some of these effects are; poor sense of taste, dry mouth, eye problems and birth defects.
Contrave: this is a dieting pill that combines naltrexone and buproFDA-approved drugs for the treatment of alcohol dependence and depression. The side effects associated with contrive are; insomnia, diarrhea, constipation, headache and seizure.
Belviq: this dieting pill works just like qsymia as it facilitates weight loss by curbing appetite. However, pregnant women or women expecting to get pregnant should not be allowed to take this pill.
Xenical (orlistat): this is a prescription dieting pill that facilitates weight loss by preventing your body from absorbing a lot of fat. It is approved by the FDA for prolonged use; however, you must be on a low fat diet. Since it also prevents absorption of vitamins, you are also required to be on multivitamins as well. The most common side effect associated with it is, bowel movement disorder.
Other dieting pills are saxenda, phentermine, alli (a non-prescription orlistat) and benzphetamine.