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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are the side effects of using diet pills if your under 18? I'm 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? I'm 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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Side effects in herbs of ultra berry slim diet pills?

Side effects in herbs of ultra berry slim diet pills?

Real: This is a very pricey mix of things; psyllium will bulk your stools and senna is a laxative. Claims for acai haven't stood up to examination and I doubt that mango is a real appetite suppressant. But the first two will make your gut feel different and give you the idea you've eaten something magic -- the principle of the "active placebo." it's your money.

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I want loose weight so what diet pills I can use (the less side effects)please mention the name with side effects. I am 17 years old.

I want loose weight so what diet pills I can use (the less side effects)please mention the name with side effects. I am 17 years old.

Avoid Diet Pills: Avoid using diet pills to lose weight. The over the counter diet pills contain ingredients that can make you jittery, affect your heart and blood pressure. The best way to lose weight is eating a balanced diet, portion control and exercise. Talk to your doctor and/or a registered dietitian for the safest ways to maintain a healthy weight.

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Took OTC diet pills w/1, 3 DMAA, ephedra, synephrine etc 3mos, quit, almost had HRT attk 6/20.Chest pain, sob still present but not as often. Side effects?

Took OTC diet pills w/1, 3 DMAA, ephedra, synephrine etc 3mos, quit, almost had HRT attk 6/20.Chest pain, sob still present but not as often. Side effects?

Stop pills: If you stopped taking the pills in June, 6 weeks ago, after what felt like a heart attack, then the substances are long gone from your body and are not the source of the symptoms. If you are still taking diet pills, they could be causing the symptoms and should be stopped. I recommend seeing your doctor for these very concerning symptoms.

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Lypodryl is a diet pill claiming to be all natural is it safe to take of not what r some side effects?

Lypodryl is a diet pill claiming to be all natural is it safe to take of not what r some side effects?

Difficult to say: I don't recommend this treatment for my patients. Treatments such as this are not regulated by any outside source, therefore, you may or may not be getting consistent delivery of the active metabolite. Also, there is not enough data on it's safety. Because of these reasons, I would recommend an alternative weight loss therapy.

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Does the diet pill v3 have any bad side effects?

Does the diet pill v3 have any bad side effects?

Why: Who knows what's in otc diet pills. The fda doesn't know as it never checks them unless people begin to die. The better question is will it have any good effects, and the answer is no. You need to learn how to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life, not a pill for an experiment. Don't get your medical info from tv or the internet.

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What can I expect from the diet pill phentermine? Side effects?

What can I expect from the diet pill phentermine? Side effects?

Diet pills: Diet pills are not the best way to control your weight. Losing weight rapidly is not ideal. I would recommend: # Go on-line and look up "NuVal" that will help with your eating habits. # Exercise as readily as you can. # Possibly see a dietitian for more advice and help. Don't lose weight in a hurry.

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I have a close friend and she using alliance diet pills to lose weight. Is that healthy as being a diabetic? Just want to be on a safe side.

I have a close friend and she using alliance diet pills to lose weight. Is that healthy as being a diabetic? Just want to be on a safe side.

Not helpful: Since that medication is over the counter, who knows what's in it. There is no nonprescription weight loss pill that has been shown to be effective in scientific trials. They are also not evaluated by the fda. Could they be harmful? Sure. More importantly, they won't be helpful. The only thing that will lose weight is your wallet.

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