Prescribed Slimming Drugs

Diet Drugs On Prescription

prescription-diet-pills1Many doctors who have knowledge or expertise in the field of diet and weight loss offer a difference of opinion on the subject of slimming pills. Some are keen to prescribe whilst others suggest more traditional, less chemically based methods for losing excess body weight.

Slimming pills via prescription are the complete opposite from the more herbal and natural products that are freely available to purchase on the high street or internet. Prescription slimming pills are chemical based compounds that are produced by pharmaceutical companies and can often cause more problems than they solve i respect of side effects and health issues

It is extremely difficult to simply request a course or prescription –  a doctor will usually want to assess your current situation: your lifestyle, eating habits and overall health. Your BMI (Body Mass Index) will be ascertained and if you fall into the realms of obesity (typically a BMI of over 32) you may qualify for a prescribed slimming drug. This though will depend on you doctor and his her view on the subject of slimming pills

Your doctor will not prescribe anything without due consideration, he or she will highlight the possible and potential ramifications should the drug not agree with you and tell you to pause or stop taking the drug if any ill effect is experienced.

The most likely slimming pills that a doctor will prescribe are Xenical, Phentermine, Meridia or Reductil. Prior to October 2008 another product, Acomplia Rimonabant would have been an addition to to the four above –  but recent cases where severe side effects were reported have forced the removal of Acomplia amid safety issues.

Out of the aforementioned, the most common prescription slimming drug is Xenical and the most likely a doctor would prescribe, a doctor is 10x more likely to prescribe Xenical than any other current diet drug

Xenical is the brand name or Orlistat. Orlistat is a powerful fat blocker that can prevent up to a third of dietary fat from food consumed from being absorbed and digested by the stomach. The undigested fat can then pass through the body via bowel movements.

Xenical is considered to be one of the safest prescribed slimming drugs but can produce a wide range of potential effects ranging from the minor irritant to the more severe.

Prescription slimming drugs are restricted from the commercial market for a reason and it is vital that no attempt is made to purchase, especially from the web where the black market is rife and “hard to acquire drugs” thrive.

If by now you think may be a suitable candidate and are about to make an appointment to visit your doctor to discuss concerns you may have about any weight issues, ensure that you understand the potential risks and possible dangers that a drug could inflict

Before making any GP visit or consultation it is highly recommended to be prepared with details of your current lifestyle, eating habits and any present or future fitness plans.

It is highly unlikely that your GP will prescribe anything unless you can prove to him or her that you are not going to rely on the diet pill for your weight loss without making a concerted effort to change your eating habits and embark on some sort of fitness regime.

Nowadays the distance between the potency of the prescription only slimming drug and diet pills from the natural world is remarkably narrow. UK manufacturer Lativio have produced a natural fat binder that works in a similar fashion to Xenical but without the potential side effects. Proactol has been available to purcahse since 2005 and is currently enjoying postive critical reviews. More about Proactol