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What is the safest appetite suppressant or weight loss aid that I should request from a doctor?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pill not too helpful

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.

In brief: Pill not too helpful

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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No great choices

There are very few good choices when it comes to medications for weight loss aid.
A few possibilities are orlistat, the generic ingredient in the over the counter drug alli, is probably the safest. It works by preventing fat from being digested and cause cause a fatty diarrhea. Metformin, a diabetes medicine, is sometimes used in pre-diabetics and can help.

In brief: No great choices

There are very few good choices when it comes to medications for weight loss aid.
A few possibilities are orlistat, the generic ingredient in the over the counter drug alli, is probably the safest. It works by preventing fat from being digested and cause cause a fatty diarrhea. Metformin, a diabetes medicine, is sometimes used in pre-diabetics and can help.
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

Try these natural appetite suppressants instead: 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.

In brief: None

Try these natural appetite suppressants instead: 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.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

Agree with dr. Kwok.
If you're over weight, look to your habits, not to your doctor, for the solution. Almost every single obese human being has gotten there by eating too much and/or making bad food choices. If you're motivated, get on a program to change your lifestyle and habits. There are several to choose from. You will never solve the problem with a pill.

In brief: None

Agree with dr. Kwok.
If you're over weight, look to your habits, not to your doctor, for the solution. Almost every single obese human being has gotten there by eating too much and/or making bad food choices. If you're motivated, get on a program to change your lifestyle and habits. There are several to choose from. You will never solve the problem with a pill.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Glutamine

Glutamine helps reset satiation center in brain and helps inflammatory signals like leptin to normalize for weight loss.

In brief: Glutamine

Glutamine helps reset satiation center in brain and helps inflammatory signals like leptin to normalize for weight loss.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very very

Well said dr kwok! !

In brief: Very very

Well said dr kwok! !
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Non prescription

Glutamine that helps reset satiation center is non prescription.
Ask your doctor regarding normalizing leptin which helps with appetite and inflammation - currently this is under research and not available for rx.

In brief: Non prescription

Glutamine that helps reset satiation center is non prescription.
Ask your doctor regarding normalizing leptin which helps with appetite and inflammation - currently this is under research and not available for rx.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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