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A 25-year-old female asked:

which are the best weight loss pills?

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Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
NONE ARE SAFE: All diet pills are extremely risky.Not only can they dysregulate your metabolic system and your stress response system, thereby increasing the risk for developing depression & anxiety, they can interfere with absorption of nutrients and set up an individual for developing a serious eating disorder, which then has a damaging & dangerous course of its own!
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
None.: There are no weight loss pills that are associated with successful long term weight loss. Some pills may have significant side effects.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
No magic pills but..: I do not know any pills that will magically make pounds melt away without a healthy diet & exercise, but supplements may help if combined with diet & exercise. See http://www.Lef.Org/magazine/mag2011/jul2011_shed-pounds-by-inhibiting-cellular-fat-storage_01.Htm, also consider saffron, green coffee extract & fucothin. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/weightloss/default.Aspx for a good diet to follow.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There is no best: pill. I can’t personally make recommendations for weight loss products but the following are FDA approved: Alli, Xenical (orlistat),Meridia (sibutramine), Adipex-P (phentermine) & Sanorex (mazindol). To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 -8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit

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Best weight loss pills still on the market?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Wt loss pills: As of 3/24/12, there are only two drugs approved by the fda for weight loss. They are not the best. There are pros and cons with them: Phentermine and orlistat. There is an over the counter lower dose version of orlistat called alli. That's it. We need more pills for weight loss but they should be used as adjunct (in addition) to the main treatment: diet and exercise.
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When is the best time to take weight loss pills?

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Which weight loss pills that you can buy over-the-counter are best?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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There are none: There are none that work.
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What over-the-counter weight loss pills are the best?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
None: There are none that work.
Whiteville, TN
A 25-year-old female asked:

What is the best weight loss pills? I need results fat!

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
No quick fix here...: Sorry to let you down, but your best bet is a diet high in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and low fat sources of protein. Exercise is critical to maintaining weight loss. Looking for a quick answer will get you only short-term results. Good luck. Lgromko md.

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