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Slimming Weight Loss Pills That Kill

Updated on May 31, 2011

Weight Loss Pills

The Danger Side Of Weight Loss Pills

Using unprescribed weight loss pills seems the easiest option when it comes to losing weight. What is generally not advertised, however, is the massive damage that the side effects can cause.

According to a recent clinical survey, Amphetamine slimming weight loss pills were not as fantastic as first thought. It turned out that as women who were consuming them became addicted to it, definitely not the most pleasant of side-effects.

Even the sale of appetite suppressants (e.g. dexfenfluramine) have been stopped due to long-term ailments including heart disease. Today people prefer to pop slimming and weight loss pills that are available freely in the market for the clinically-obese people. Two of the most famous being Xenical and Reductil.

Xenical. Xenical basically works on the basis of a chemical that prevents the absorption of the fat that you have swallowed. Side effects include diarrhea, wind, stomach ache, headache, tiredness, irregular periods and anxiety. Now are they acceptable as a part of your weight loss plan?

Reductil is another appetite suppressant that has side-effects which includes heart palpitations, raised blood pressure, constipation, nausea, insomnia, and anxiety. Definitely not my cup of tea for sure!

There are also several clinically proven slimming and weight loss pills in the market, but people often find them less effective. Two licensed slimming drugs, Orlistat, which is available only by prescription, and Celevac, are sold over the counter.

Also known as Xenicol, Orlistat prevents fat from being absorbed into the blood stream. The drug has been designed to dump fat in the bowels instead. The drug is non-addictive and should be used over three months in conjunction with a fat-reduced diet.

Similarly, Celevac has methylcellulose as its active ingredient. It is claimed to reduce a person’s intake of food by producing a feeling of fullness, thereby reducing the urge to eat more.

Yet another drug, Sibutramine, works by leaving patients feeling full if they eat only a fraction of their normal intake. It increases the feeling of fullness rather than suppressing the appetite like amphetamine-based slimming pills. It also speeds up the metabolic rate. For those who don’t know already, a faster metabolic rate is the best possible way to lose weight as the fat in the body gets burned faster.

Be careful, though, as some appetite suppressants like phentermine are addictive drugs similar to amphetamine. It increases the heart palpitations and high blood pressure and could cause damage to your heart valves. Other side-effects include restlessness, headaches, constipation and even hair loss.

The Slimming drug amfepramone (Tenuate Dospan, Diethylpropion) is also said to cause heart damage. Slimming drugs dexfenfluramine and fenfluramine, also known as Adifax and Ponderax, are included in the list of banned, harmful drugs.

These drugs have been linked to side-effects including hallucinations and palpitations. The drugs may also cause primary pulmonary hypertension, a rare form of high blood pressure which can lead to heart failure.

Think twice, thrice, maybe ten times before you go in for weight loss pills that cause more damage than it is worth.


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      Divya BP 3 years ago

      Please help me how to buy this product??/

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      Jasnav 4 years ago


      Letting nature do all the hard work while we rest and let it just happen is definitely not the best way out. The pills do work, that's the reason why they're in the market in the first place, and your experience is proof!

      My point remains that should you decide to take these pills, it should be under proper medical guidance to avoid you any harm, as they do have potential side-effects that are not advertised.

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      Trevia Adams 4 years ago

      I believe that we should all let nature take its course, even in weightloss. That was before I got so overweight and sickly. I had no choice but to get something that can help me lose weight asap. I found an article in yahoo about prescopodene, and so I gave it a try. No regrets 5 months after, lost 14kgs, did cut off some high-calorie foods. Now I feel lighter and healthier, my blood pressure went from an all time high back to normal. Thank you for this product.

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      amanda 4 years ago

      When you are looking to buy diet pills online, you want to be sure if this is the product for you. There's lots of different diet pills online, and not all work as effectively as each other. Try asking a medical expert to narrow down what's likely to work for you and to be a little safe. I did, and I got liproxenol..good thing it only took me one time to try a product and get a remarkable result.

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      Jasnav 6 years ago


      Indeed one needs to be careful before gutting down the so-called 'weight loss wonders'.

      Thanks for the comment!

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      Douglas Mills 6 years ago

      Regards for ones amazing blog post. I just anticipate analyzing a lot more as a result of one down the road.

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      Jasnav 7 years ago

      @Keli, Fucsia

      Thanks for your valuable insights.

      Undoubtedly the best way to weight loss is a healthy diet and good exercise. If one must, the best way out is to take natural based products to control weight.

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      fucsia 7 years ago

      Perhaps someone thinks that hapiness depends onn the solution to their probles, as overweight and they looking for a way sure and fast. Instead they must understand the very causes of their problem and deal it with their power, through a change in their habits towards a healthy life. In this way they achieve their goal and will feel better, in the body and in the mind!

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      Keli 7 years ago

      Good information, some diet pills are not good at all and have horrific side effects, they need to be checked before purchase.

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      Jasnav 7 years ago

      Thanks for the comment BkCreative.

      There is nothing that works better than nature, all other methods are ways and means to fool ourselves.

      Take care!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for this hub.

      It should remind us that there is no such thing as a magic pill - that will undo our poor eating habits. The American diet is filled with processed foods, GM foods - vegetables and fruits, synthetic oils, artificial coloring. All the diet pills in the world will not solve this problem. It is just more unknown synthetics, on the market for profits. Manufacturers know that the FDA does not monitor them.

      A great reminder. Thank you.