Dangers of Diet Pills

September 22, 2009

Whether your diet pill is herbal or medical, the bottom line is that you still need to take it under the advice of your doctor, and he should monitor you while you are on it.  There are two reasons for this:

First, all diet pills have side effects, even herbal diet pills.  You may need to know from your doctor what you have to look out for while taking the pill.

Second, we all have different body types with different ailments, and we may all be taking different prescription or non prescription medications on a regular or semi-regular basis.  If your doctor is familiar with your medical history, he will take this into consideration when advising you about the dangers of your diet pill of choice.  For example, you may have diabetes, thyroid, respiratory and/or heart problems, and these may be aggravated by the side effects and dangers of some diet pills.  [click to continue…]


Alli diet pills have an appeal all its own.  First, it is over the counter, so you need not get a prescription for it.  Second, it is FDA approved, which makes it relatively safe.  Third, it is a scaled down version of orlistat, a highly reputable prescription diet pill that has been endorsed by doctors and is supported by GlaxoSmithkline, a leading player in the pharmaceutical industry, so you know it is safer than many other options.

If you have already taken orlistat as a prescription diet pill, you may like Alli even more.  Especially if you experienced some of orlistat’s unpleasant side effects.  The oily bowels may be tolerable.  The excessive bathroom engagements could be embarrassing if you are in the office.  The uncontrollable bowel movements and/or leakage could downrightly spell the end of your romance with orlistat, otherwise known as Xenical.  And for these reasons, considering that Alli is a scaled down version, and you were already previously prescribed the stronger version, you could view Alli as your ideal alternative. [click to continue…]