Moving more and eating less are the basics of weight loss that lasts.Weight loss drugs(anti-obesity drugs) are all drugs or pills that reduce or control weight. These drugs alter one of the fundamental processes of the human body, weight regulation, by altering either appetite, or absorption of calories.
Of late there have been many infomercials,adverts about weight loss pills and drugs in Kenya.Many of these are run by people with no medical background,of which its alarming.just search weight loss pills | drugs Kenya and you shall see them.
As medic we like to provide unbiased information on diet drugs | pills Kenya.
First these are prescription drugs and they should not be used without doctor’s consent.
Doctors usually prescribe them only if your BMI is 30 or higher, or if it’s at least 27 and you have a condition that may be related to your weight, like type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure (hypertension )
you may also like to contact nutritionists in Kenya
Things You should Know About weight loss drugs | Pills Kenya
Here’s what you should know about the most common prescription weight loss drugs in Kenyan market :
Orlistat also known as Xenical
How it works:
Blocks absorption of fat
Decreased absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, oily spotting, intestinal cramps, gas with discharge, diarrhea, fecal urgency and incontinence
Phentermine (Adipex-P, Suprenza)
How it works : Decreases appetite, increases feeling of fullness
Side Effects : Headache, increased blood pressure and heart rate, nervousness, insomnia, dry mouth, constipation
How it works: Decreases appetite, increases feeling of fullness
Side Effects: Headache, nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, constipation
Sibutramine also known as Obesta
This drug has been withdrawn from market by many drug regulatory bodies
How it works : Suppresses appetite
Side Effects : Dry mouth,nausea,constipation,increased heart attacks and stroke,Flushing,cramps
Rimonabant ( Acomplia and Zimulti) was an anorectic antiobesity drug that was first approved in Europe in 2006 but was withdrawn worldwide in 2008 due to serious psychiatric side effects;
how it works:
Rimonabant is an inverse agonist for the cannabinoid receptor CB1 and was the first drug approved in that class.
depressive disorders or mood alterations
Dexatrim is an over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplement meant to assist with weight loss
The major active ingredients found in current Dexatrim products include caffeine, green tea extract, Asian (Panax) ginseng root extract, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Lipozene is a weight loss supplement that contains the water-soluble fiber called glucomannan.
Before you take any medicine please consult with your doctor or pharmacist .For more information on these and many more diet drugs / pills contact us
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