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Prescription and Over-the-Counter Diet Pills

Some people want help losing a few stubborn pounds while others need to lose weight to keep from suffering major health consequences. There are prescription diet pills available and there are plenty of diet supplements available without a prescription over the counter.

If you are obese, talk to your doctor about getting a prescription pill to help you lose weight. You need to back up any pill that you take with plenty of exercise and a sound, calorie-reduced diet. You want to be sure that if you do have any other health problem like diabetes or high blood pressure that you have this checked out before asking your doctor about any recommended pills.

Prescription drugs can provide a great option for people who are suffering from type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. If diet and exercise have not helped you lose weight, you might be a good candidate for prescription diet medications. You cannot take these medications if you are pregnant.

Most people who started using the diet pills lost about 10 percent more weight than if they had dieted and exercised alone. The pills work to control the appetite in most cases. These pills are called anorexiants and their name brands include Belviq which is an FDA approved pill.

Your doctor will only prescribe this type of pill for you if your body mass index reaches a certain limit. These pills are only for seriously obese individuals who may suffer more health problems if they do not lose weight. If you feel that you cannot lose the weight you need to with diet and exercise alone, you will want to talk to your doctor and see about getting a prescription medication to help you get to a safe and healthy weight.

There is no substitute for dieting and exercise. You must take the medication as directed by your doctor and continue exercising regularly and sticking to an appropriate diet.

If you are not clinically obese but you wish to take advantage of diet pills, there are safe choices available over the counter. One such medication is called Alli. This is a lower dose of the prescription medication called Xenical which blocks the absorption of fat in the body. Be sure to use it as directed and also continue dieting properly and exercising regularly.

If you try some of the other over-the-counter pills available be sure to research them before using them. Some herbal blends are effective but if the FDA has not yet approved them you want to use caution if you are taking something for the first time. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for recommendations.

You want to be safe when taking any type of over-the-counter diet pill especially if it is a new product. Some problems have occurred in various diet pills causing people who take them to have health problems. This is rare, but you still want to use caution. Effective and safe formulations often include raspberry ketones and green coffee bean extract.