With all the diet pills on the market, it is easy to become overwhelmed when trying to decide what to buy. The truth is that much of what is available OTC are either ineffective or dangerous, and it is up to the customer to examine the options before making any
Search the Web for feedback from people who use diet pills and can report on the results they’ve gotten from them. Make sure you search for personal opinions rather than looking for blurbs or reviews from the official website of a specific diet pills, so there is no guarantee that these reviews are legitimate or have not been pre-selected to represent only positive aspect of pills.
Understanding the pros and cons of the different types of diet pills, including fat blockers, appetite suppressants and fat burners. They serve a very different purpose and can cause various side effects and complications. Fat blockers, for example, can cause uncontrollable bowel movements, while fat burners can affect heart rate, and may cause nausea or dizziness.
Check the FDA website for fact sheets cover some of the most popular weight loss pills, their efficacy and safety. While the FDA does not interfere with overall sales of weight loss supplements, they have an official stance on weight loss products in general. The FDA recently approved the first OTC weight loss pill, Alli, a lighter version of the prescription fat blocker Xenical.
Keep your eyes open for outrageous claims, like diet pills that promise large amounts of weight loss in a month, those who shun exercise or who claim to have a secret ingredient that “burns fat like magic.” No such pills available in the market.
Talk to your doctor for recommendations. If you have more than 50 pounds to lose, your doctor may prescribe Xenical or Meridia, which are regulated and need medical attention. Both of these drugs are effective, and is supported by the FDA.
Tips and Warnings
Do not buy products containing Ephedra. It has been banned in the US because of its dangerous side effects.