Weight loss drugs, also called anti-obesity
medications or diet pills, are medicines that help to reduce weight.
requires long-term treatment to promote and sustain weight loss. Use of
prescription drugs may be appropriate for some people.
These medicines help regulate weight either by altering appetite, increasing the rate of
metabolism or inhibiting absorption from the digestive tract.
weight loss medicines include orlistat,
phentermine, lorcaserin, and phenteramine plus topiramate.
Others like sibutramine and rimonabant have
been banned in many countries.
include high blood pressure, palpitations, restlessness and insomnia
Long-term use of weight loss drugs can cause addiction and tolerance. Also, the
use of most diet pills in combination with each other has not been well
loss drugs are not a cure-all for obesity.
Their use should be combined with
exercise and improved diet
to lose and maintain weight successfully over