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Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more


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I am taking the diet pill  slim quick. It is not helping with my apitite I want to eat all the time what diet pill is the best over the counter?

I am taking the diet pill  slim quick. It is not helping with my apitite I want to eat all the time what diet pill is the best over the counter?

None: There are no diet pills either over the counter or by prescription that are effective. This is especially true if the goal is sustained and permanent weight-loss. This fact doesn't sell products or books and you won't see it on a late night infomercial. Unfortunately, at this point in time watching what goes in (calories) and increasing output (exercise to burn calories) is all there is. ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter diet pill?

What is a good over-the-counter diet pill?

OTC Diet pill: I believe that Alli may be the Only FDA Approved OTC Weight Loss pill. ...Read more

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Have you heard of the over-the-counter diet pill thinogenics. If so are they ok to take?

No.: Over the counter pills often contain harmful ingredients and are not regulated as prescription drugs are regulated. Anything that cuts your appetite likely works on your autonomic nervous system, and that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, vascular tone, etc. Don't take chances with your health. Adopt a healthy lifestyle and don't look for a quick fix. ...Read more

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What is most recommended over-the-counter diet pill available currently that is safe and effective to use?

What is most recommended over-the-counter diet pill available currently that is safe and effective to use?

None.: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

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Is there a over-the-counter diet pill that works like adipex?

Is there a over-the-counter diet pill that works like adipex?

No: Most over the counter medications are inefficient and have no significant randomised clinical studies or fda backing. ...Read more

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I take citalopam, is there an over-the-counter diet pill and/or nutritional drink I can take?

I take citalopam, is there an over-the-counter diet pill and/or nutritional drink I can take?

Balanced diet: Your best bet is a reduced calorie/fat diet and an exercise plan. However, orlistat (sold under the brand, Alli) is available over the counter in the US which might help. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more