Weight loss is one of the major concerns of most individuals nowadays has many organic and inorganic solutions to it. People get attracted to those solutions at once without even realizing their side effects. These pills are prescribed by the doctors to help patients in reducing weight, keeping in view their medical history and BMI. People with 30 and above BMI are prescribed pills to control or reduce obesity. It does work in some cases but people who tend to take these medications on their own without consulting any medical specialist are at multiple health risks. Different pills and supplements which help in reducing weight and appetite have side effects that are at times unknown to medical specialists as well making the whole of it an undesirable thing to do by most individuals but due to various factors like body shaming, hormonal imbalance and peer pressure some still try to lose weight through it, not realizing the following risks:
These weight loss pills have different ingredients to reduce fat dilution in the body but those elements react and cast different side effects. Phentermine (Adipex-P), which is usually used in these pills causes restlessness, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure and eventually leading to insomnia.
2- Drug dependence
These pills consist of stimulant-type drugs, which make the body addicted to these pills and can cause drug dependence and its withdrawal symptoms.
3- Constipation or diarrhea
Such supplements interfere in fat absorption, helping in a reduction in fat production of the body. Orlistat (Alli) one of the ingredients that are used in these supplements causes oily gas spotting and soft motions. On the other hand the reaction of these supplements can cause constipation in some individuals.
Since these supplements are used to lose weight and reduce fat production they tend to reduce the appetite of the person consuming it, which may lead to nausea and vomiting.
These medicines have a number of chronic side effects and diseases from which one is cancer. An example of it is the Belviq Lawsuit, which is about a weight-loss supplement called Belviq. This lawsuit was filed by a lady, against the developers of the supplement. Since it tends to increase cancer risks. FDA did not approve it at first because of safety concerns of the public as it consisted of Lorcaserin. Lorcaserin, which showed aggressive and rare tumors among rats while testing. As for humans, these tumors turn into breast and brain cancer.
Due to the presence of bupropion and naltrexone (Contrave) the person using these pills can go through headaches, restlessness, dizziness and dry mouth.
7- Suicidal behavior
Due to the presence of Naltrexone HCL, there are increased risks of suicidal thoughts that may lead to suicidal behavior or self-harm. It is due to the neuropsychiatric issues and effects it causes.
Qsymia, which is used to curb your appetite, can be very dangerous for people with migraines and heart issues. It causes trigger strokes, heart attacks and severe headaches.