A member asked:
Disclaimer

how can i get prescription diet pills from a doctor? i have tried everything to lose weight exercise , eating right ect nothing works i don't plan on stopping the healthy way of doing things i just need something that will boost up the process or make me

4 doctor answers
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Your : Your primary care provider will decide if you are a candidate for a weight loss pill. The one I am familiar with, and have prescribed in the past is orlistat, also known as xenical, which is sold in stores at a lower dosage. Your doctor will make sure you know that this pill has to be taken in conjunction with a low-calorie/fat diet and exercise program . Your doctor will likely prescribe it only is you have other issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or heart disease. If your doctor is not willing to prescribe this medication, you can buy the lower dose xenical in any store where medications are sold. Best of luck.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
2
2 thanks
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Forget diet pills: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Answered on Mar 21, 2014
4
4 thanks
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Weight loss: Simple math. If you eat less than you use up you will lose weight. Eat three meals a day, leaving the table satisfied but not stuffed. Eliminate all snacks between meals and soft drinks, minimalize alcohol consumption and exercise regularly. If you still do not lose weight, reduce further the amount you are eating or increase your exercise regimen. Math.
Answered on Jan 25, 2015
9
9 thanks
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Usually math, not al: Not always math. Some people fail to sustain weight control until they have surgery.
Answered on May 19, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Probably not: Most diet pills are controlled prescriptions and require a physical visit for prescription.
1
1 thank
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
No magic pill: You're right that it's a good idea to talk to her doctor, but there's no magic pill that will make people lose weight. It takes eating the amount of f ... Read More
10
10 thanks
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Risk low: Risk is low, but should be monitored. Ask the doc who prescribed it for more info.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month