Appetite suppressants - oral

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This medication is used in combination with a diet plan to help you reduce weight. These drugs decrease the feelings of hunger. Most of them work by increasing levels of serotonin or catecholamine, chemicals in the brain that control appetite. ...

Side Effect:

Some of the side effects may include:blurred vision, dizziness, dry mouth, sleeplessness, irritability, stomach upset or constipation may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. Notify your doctor if you experience:chest pain, nervousness, pounding heart, difficulty urinating, mood changes, breathing difficulties, swelling. If this medication makes you dizzy or lightheaded, avoid driving or engaging in activities requiring alertness. ...


Although these appetite suppressants may help you lose weight by suppressing your normal desire to eat, they carry a certain amount of health risks. It is strange that people will look at the contra indications and side effects of prescription drugs when scripted for illness or disease, but will merrily disregard the fine print on the packing slips of appetite suppressants.

Tell your doctor your complete medical history, especially if you have:high blood pressure, an over-active thyroid, glaucoma, diabetes, kidney disease, emotional problems. This medication can be habit forming and must be used with caution. Alcohol use should be limited. This drug is not recommended for use in children.

This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy, the risk and benefits should be discussed with a medical professional. This drug may be excreted into breast milk. You may have to stop nursing or stop using this drug. ...