Do Prescription Weight Loss Pills Really Work & Help You Lose Weight?
Losing weight can be difficult for a lot people. It’s no surprise that many turn to their doctor and prescription weight loss pills for extra help. But do they really work?
If you’re overweight or suffering from obesity you should have realised by know the health implications it can have. Being overweight is linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease and a raft of other important health complications. Becoming overweight is usually the result of long term over-eating of calorie dense foods coupled with low physical activity.
Losing weight and keeping it off demands changes in diet and behaviour but in some instances your local GP can offer prescription weight loss pills to help you lose weight more quickly. In combination with your doctor’s help it is said that dietary changes, additional exercise and prescription weight loss pills really do work.
Currently available prescription weight loss pills.
At the time of writing this there are a number of prescription weight loss pills available via your GP or through a weight loss clinic such as ours. The main medications available are Xenical (Orlistat) and Phentermine. Both medications work in different ways and have become widely prescribed by doctors across the world.
What is Xenical (Orlistat)?
Xenical (Orlistat) is what is known as a fat blocker. This means it restricts the amount of fat your body can absorb. When used in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet and exercise regime Xenical (Orlistat) can help the user lose weight.
It’s actually also available over the counter at the pharmacy under the well-known name of Alli but in both forms it is only for adults of 18+.
What is Phentermine?
Phentermine is in many ways the total opposite to Xenical (Orlistat). Phentermine is a physical stimulant that works in a similar way to Amphetamine which was also used for weight loss in the past. Phentermine suppresses the appetite via the nervous system.
It is widely used in the UK as a prescription diet pill and has garnered a positive reputation with many patients asking for it by name. Again, it is only prescribed to patients 18+.
Do any of these diet pills work?
The short answer to this is yes. Of course there are many different factors that need to be considered. For example, in order to lose weight and get the most out of any given prescribed mediation you have to strictly follow the advice and guidelines offered to you by your doctor.
There are many weight loss success stories for both Phentermine and Xenical (Orlistat) but in all successes you will find that the following is true. Each patient would have properly followed their doctor’s advice on diet, exercise and the use of the prescription weight loss pills.
Weight loss pills on prescription cost the NHS millions of pounds every year and have helped thousands lose weight and combat obesity problems. If you don’t follow the guidelines laid down by your weight loss doctor or medical professional you can’t expect to lose weight in the expected manner.
Important: This information is intended to be supplied as a guideline only. If you are obese or overweight please consult a professional weight loss clinic or your GP for professional advice.