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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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What do you advise if i was trying to do some research on the side effects for diet pills. And what would happen if a person younger than 18say 17 took them?

What do you advise if i was trying to do some research on the side effects for diet pills. And what would happen if a person younger than 18say 17 took them?

Well....: since the chemicals in them are very similar to ritalin (methylphenidate) and other ADHD medications.... not generally all that bad. BUT needs to be controlled and regulated to watch for 1) inappropriate weight 2) addiction 3) growth stunting those happen. Cardiovascular and blood pressure effects which the drugs do, don't happen in young people except really really rarely. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if diet pills with hoodia in them have any negative side effects?

Wanted to know if diet pills with hoodia in them have any negative side effects?

There is absolutely: NO scientific information that hoodia helps lose weight, except in your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Are there any diet pills or appetite suppressants that work and don't have side effects?

Are there any diet pills or appetite suppressants that work and don't have side effects?

Side effects: There are very few, if any, medications that have no side effects. Our bodies are wondrously complex and delicately balanced machines. To tinker with one part using a medication almost always causes additional effects in another part. The goal is to minimize these side effects but they are almost always there to some extent. ...Read more

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Can you take diet pills while on isotretinoin (40mg pills once a day)? Will one cancel out the other or even cause bad side effects?

Can you take diet pills while on isotretinoin (40mg pills once a day)? Will one cancel out the other or even cause bad side effects?

Sure. But wise? No!: Look it up, e.g. Search google "isotretinoin 40mg nih". Next, do safe & effective diet pills exist? No! by law, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, for dietary supplements sold otc, the marketers are exempt from evaluating & proving their claims. Victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes (not wt. Loss per-se), are helpful for wt ?. Best cut the carbs, study nusi.Org, “sugar: the bitter truth” & exercise. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using diet pills if your under 18? Im under 18, and i would like to use diet pills. Will it harm my health to use them?

What are the side effects of using diet pills if your under 18? Im under 18, and i would like to use diet pills. Will it harm my health to use them?

How old are you?: Is your bmi 30 or above and if you've been unsuccessful with diet and exercise alone, it would be reasonable to add appetite suppressants to a physician supervised program of proper nutrition and adequate exercise. It also depends on other health conditions you have and medications you may be on. Side effects include increased heart rate, insomnia, dry mouth, constipation. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Does ketone prescription diet pills have side effects?

Does ketone prescription diet pills have side effects?

See below: Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries that is thought to help for weight loss. Some research in animals or in test tubes shows that it might increase some measures of metabolism. It might also affect a hormone in the body called adiponectin. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is no reliable scientific evidence that it improves weight loss when taken. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using phentermine 37.5 mg diet pills?

What are the side effects of using phentermine 37.5 mg diet pills?

Side effects: It works on the sympathetic nervous system so some common reactions are: palpitations, tachycardia, elevated blood pressure, insomina, nervousness, headache, tremor, diarrhea, unpleasant taste...You might have some or none of the above. Call your doctor to discuss if any new symptoms occur while starting the drug. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm only 5'8 and 200 lbs. I'm wondering if I should take diet pills. What are the short term and long term side effects?

I'm only 5'8 and 200 lbs. I'm wondering if I should take diet pills. What are the short term and long term side effects?

Diet pills are not : The solution. They can cause serious side effects. Calories burned must exceed calories consumed to lose weight. Healthy nutrition with limits on calories & physical activities are the solution. Good luck. ...Read more

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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