What is in Diet Pills?

A recent study has found that as much as 17% of all the people in the United States of America are obese, and exactly because of that, the weight loss pills have become a wanted commodity. However, the people need to know what kind of pills they’re taking, because before the newly-approved diet pill called Qnexa was approved, no weight loss pill has been approved by the FDA since the year of 1990! It seems that something has happened in the meantime, and especially considering the fact that Qnexa was a drug first rejected by the FDA on the ground that it causes birth defects and heart problems. Because of all these strange things happening around, you really ought to know for yourself what you can expect from some of the most widely used weight loss drug, with some of them being the over-the-counter diet pills. First read this, then consult your doctor, and only then decide if you’re going to start taking them.

ADIPEX

Adipex is a weight loss product that has been approved by the FDA, but only for the short-term use, meaning that you shouldn’t take it for more than 12 weeks. Its generic name is Phentermine, and it can be bought only with a doctor’s prescription. This drug works by stimulating your central nervous system, much like Adderall, which is an amphetamine. By stimulating your central nervous system, this product manages to decrease your appetite and help you lose weight. Its side effects include insomnia, increased blood pressure, dizziness, heart palpitations, and restlessness.

TENUATE

Tenuate is a diet pill that has been approved by the FDA, but only for the short-term use, meaning that you shouldn’t take it for more than 12 weeks. The generic name of this product is Diethylpropion, and it can be bought only with a doctor’s prescription. This drug also works by stimulating your central nervous system, much like Adderall, which is an amphetamine. Its side effects include dizziness, restlessness, and irregular or fast heart rate.

QNEXA

Qnexa is a diet pill that is currently being reviewed by the FDA, but is known to be a drug specified for a long-term use. Its generic name is Phentermine and Topiramate, and it can only be bought with a doctor’s prescription. Phentermine works as a stimulant that manages to curb your appetite, while Topiramate is a product used for the treatment of epileptic seizures, but whose side effects include weight loss. The side effects of Qnexa include dry mouth, tingling, increased heart rate, constipation and birth defects.

XENICAL

Xenical is a weight loss product that has been approved by the FDA for a long-term use. Its generic name is Orlistat, and it can be bought only with a doctor’s prescription. This product works by blocking the absorption of certain dietary fats that can be found in the intestines, which eventually end up in your waste through your bowel movement. The side effects of this product include certain gastrointestinal issues and in certain rare occasions, severe liver injuries.

ALLI

Alli is a weight loss product that has been approved by the FDA for a long-term use. Its generic name is Orlistat (reduced strength), and it can be bought over the counter. This product works by blocking the absorption of certain dietary fats that can be found in the intestines, which eventually end up in your waste through your bowel movement. The side effects of this product include certain gastrointestinal issues and in certain rare occasions, severe liver injuri