Do Weight Loss Drugs Really Work?

  With obesity growing in epidemic proportions, the market is saturated with advertising for over-the-counter and prescription weight loss drugs. But do diet pills really work? In many cases, these so-called weight loss remedies may do more harm than good. Also, there is truly no pill that can substitute for poor eating and exercise habits. […]
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What Diet Drugs Are Banned In The United States?

While some diet drugs can help boost honest weight loss efforts, some are ineffective or even declared dangerous by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Keep in mind that even “safe” diet drugs all carry a risk of side effects, especially if you have a pre-existing condition such as diabetes, gallbladder disease, or […]
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What Is the Diet Drug Belviq?

For more than 13 years, the United States Food and Drug Administration did not approve any new diet drugs. In summer 2012, FDA officials approved a prescription appetite suppressant called Belviq for long-term use. Other prescription appetite suppressants such as Adipex are only suited for use of the 12 weeks at a time because the […]
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What Is the Diet Drug Qsymia?

For years, some doctors have prescribed the anti-seizure medication topiramate “off label” for weight loss purposes. In fall 2012, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved Qsymia as a diet drug. Qsymia has two major active ingredients – topiramate and the appetite suppressant phentermine. Qsymia must be prescribed by a doctor and its major […]
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Are Laxatives Effective Diet Pills?

Dieting with laxative pills
Laxatives are intended to temporarily relieve constipation and should not be used as diet pills, warns the Mayo Clinic. While many ads claim that supplements and foods can help you excrete fat or speed up your metabolism, virtually all of these claims are false. You must diet and exercise to lose weight rather than relying […]
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