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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's the best over-the-counter appetite suppressant or diet pill?

What's the best  over-the-counter appetite suppressant or diet pill?

Marketing; NoneExist: Humans=Hi-Tech; medicine=Low-Tech (http://goo.gl/Blh6rW). Thus no effective/safe treatments exist (either prescription, much less OTC) for many common human behavioral problems, despite marketing to the contrary. If they did, obesity might not be such a huge problem & huge marketing demand for such agents would not exist. Only agents I have found effective: pramlintide+pramlintide titrated by user

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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How long will the over-the-counter diet pill fastin (phentermine) test positive in you urine?

How long will the over-the-counter diet pill fastin (phentermine) test positive in you urine?

Good luck!: I show the generic (phentermine) still as a prescription-only medication. So, whatever is in the over-the-counter version is not likely its true namesake, or potentially in a very reduced strength--either of these may not give you the results you are hoping for, and toxicity risk. Phentermine can show in urine drug screen for 10-14 days per internet resources.

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Can there be any over-the -counter diet pills that honestly work?

No: Weight gain can be viewed as an issue of too much fuel intake for the amount of work done. No matter what you eat you need to use more calories than you eat to lose weight. Things that suppress your appetite usually work only short term. Weight watchers has the best longterm data on maintained weight loss. No pill has good data because you are not changing eating and exercise.

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What are some over-the-counter diet pills i can take I have did diets n weight lost programs?

What are some over-the-counter diet pills i can take I have did diets n weight lost programs?

NONE WORK: No over the counter pill sold as fat burner or weight loss pill does not work only way to loose weight is eating less and properly and exercising.

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Do you recommend over-the-counter diet pills/appetite suppressants?

Do you recommend over-the-counter diet pills/appetite suppressants?

No. healthy diet: Exercise 30 minutes a day and try these foods. Water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories.

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What over-the-counter diet pills can I take that works fast burns fat gives energy also is safe? I have did weight lost programs different diets

NONE WORK: No over the counter pill sold as fat burner or weight loss pill does not work only way to loose weight is eating less and properly and exercising.

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What diet pills works over the counter?

What diet pills works over the counter?

No, not really: Diet pills decrease appetite a bit (they are related to stimulants). Other pills block fat digestion. One's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease his appetite, so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill was effective, we would not have so much obesity today.

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I just need to lose 15-20 pounds. What diet pills work, are available over the counter?

No pills: 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.

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What do doctors think is the top over counter diet pill?

What do doctors think is the top over counter diet pill?

None: No diet pill has proven effective for anything other than short-term weight loss, usually through a combination of stimulants to reduce appetite and diuretics to get rid of water weight, the latter being not true weight loss. The pharmaceutical industry is working furiously to find an effective weight-loss pill because the market is huge; that they have not found one says a lot.Di.

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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