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are diet pills safe?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Diet pills: Diet pills are not generally safe. Best to have a healthy life style and gradually reduce you calorie intake and meanwhile increase your exercise. Eat only healthy food and do not overeat.
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It depends: Diet pills are plenty, most effective ones are stimulant appetite suppressants which are harmful in long term to your heart, nervous system, kidneys and can cause dependence. Some are less harmful and less effective. Diet pills are best used along with proper diet, lifestyle and exercise. By themselves they are not very effective
Dr. Matthew S Wolins
Bariatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Taken properly as prescribed by and monitored by a physician, diet pills are extremely safe.

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Which diet pills are safe and effective?

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See below: Under the guidance of your doctor appetite suppression meds are very helpful, and effective but they are not the answer to weight loss.You must learn to eat correctly. See your md for help..
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R there safe diet pills?

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Diet pills are really safe?

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A 35-year-old female asked:

Hi doctor does any diet pill safe?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Not best option ...: Medication that is currently available to aid with weight loss is only slightly effective: one type works to suppress appetite using amphetamine-type drugs which can be habit forming and need to be used very carefully. Another type inhibits fat absorption often causing GI side effects. Best method is tried and true: figure out needed calories per day, reduce by 300-500/day, exercise 45 min daily

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