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These 5 Weight Loss Pills Actually Work!

These 5 Weight Loss Pills Actually Work
There are so many weight-loss products on the market today that it is almost impossible to know which ones to try. These 5 weight-loss pills have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have been tested for safety and effectiveness. They actually work.

5 weight loss pills that work

These 5 pills are by prescription only. They are not a quick-fix but for long-term use only. For maximum results, they should be accompanied by regular exercise and, of course, a healthy diet.

#1 - Lorcaserin (Belviq) - is a new drug that stimulates the area of the brain that regulates appetite and satiety (the feeling of being full). It has an average weight loss of 3 to 3.7 percent, with effectiveness among 50 percent of patients. Side effects include a small risk for headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, and low blood sugar for people who take drugs to treat diabetes.

#2 - Saxenda - is administered as a shot and works by curbing the appetite. Along with a healthy diet and exercise, patients have seen weight loss of 18 and a half pounds over 56 weeks. Side effects can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and/or low blood sugar.

#3 - Naltrexone SR/Bupropion SR (Contrave) - this is a combo drug that, when used together, produces weight loss of about 13.5 percent in patients. Side effects can include mild nausea that usually goes away in about two weeks. It is taken twice a day and is especially effective on people who have food addictions.

#4 - Orlistat (Rx: Xenical; OTC: alli) - works by blocking the absorption of fats, compared to suppressing the appetite like most diet pills. It is available in prescription and can also be purchased as an over-the counter drug called alli, which is half the dose of the prescription strength. Average weight loss is 10 to 15 percent. It can cause gastrointestinal problems especially in the presence of high-fat meals.

#5 - Phentermine/topiramate ER (Qsymia) - another combo drug, these two drugs together produce much more weight loss. According to an analysis by JAMA, it is the best weight loss pill for women and men when it comes to the amount of weight lost, about 20 pounds a year. Qsymia is not recommended for people with glaucoma, overactive thyroid glands and those who take certain antidepressants due to risk of serious eye problems, increased heart rate and/or suicidal thoughts or actions. Phentermine can increase anxiety.

NOTE: All of these diet pills have been approved by the FDA but should not be taken without first consulting your doctor.

Read more about each of these drugs by visiting www.medscape.com/viewarticle/876411
DISCLAIMER: The content or opinions expressed on this web site are not to be interpreted as medical advice. Please consult with your doctor or medical practictioner before utilizing any suggestions on this web site.
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