Side Effects Of Long Term & Short Term Use Weight Loss Pill

Side Effects Of Long Term & Short Term Use Weight Loss Pill

Weight loss pills are those which are also treated as appetite suppressants such as Phenylpropanolamine and Caffeine pills. Out of the many weight loss pills available in the market, many are laxative and others are addictive. These pills should never be taken without the prescription of a doctor because of the health risks involved. It is for those suffering from serious obesity with a body mass index of 35 and more.

Side Effects For Long Term Use

Two prescription pills have been approved by the FDA for long-term weight loss. These drugs work in much different ways and are known to generate many different side effects. One blocks or prevents fat absorption and thus decreases your caloric intake and the other one suppresses your appetite by blocking your hunger receptors in your brain.

Drug Type Works Method Popular Side Effects
Orlistat (Xenical) Lipase inhibitor Approved in 1999 Prevents the absorption of fat in your intestines Frequent oily bowel movements, diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pain
Sibutramine (Meridia) Appetite suppressant Approved in 1997 Changes your brain chemistry, making you feel full more quickly High blood pressure, headache, dry mouth, problems sleeping and constipation

Side Effects For Short Term Use

Drug : Phentermine (Adipex - P)
Type : Appetite suppressant. Approved in 1959
Works Method : Changes your brain chemistry, making you feel full more quickly.
Typical Dosage : Not to be taken for more than 12 weeks.
Popular Side Effects : Tachycardia - Which is increased heart rate ;
                                       Nausea and Vomiting ;
                                       May increase your blood pressure ;
                                       May cause Palpitations ;
                                       May cause Insomnia and Restlessness.