Types of diet pills

In the late 20th/ early 21th century obesity has become one of the major public health problems. The main aspects of obesity are first of all anomalotrophy, low physical activity, as well as a complex of negative socio-economic factors. Growing epidemic of obesity in children and adolescents is of particular concern to doctors. This age category almost does not think about the harm of fast food and the benefits of healthy, balanced diet in contrast to adults.

Proper nutrition and physical activity are the most effective prevention of obesity. When all non-drug methods to fight obesity do not help to effectively control body weight, one should discuss with health care provider the possibility to conduct drug therapy of obesity. Those who want to quickly reduce body weight can be prescribed various types of diet pills, including diet pills that contain herbal remedies only.

Types of diet pills


  • Appetite suppressants (Duromine, Adipex)
  • Gastrointestinal lipase inhibitors (Alli, Xenical)
  • Herbal diet pills (fat burners, anorectics)

Choice of optimal diet pills depends on many factors. Since, some diet pills help to quickly lose body weight but can cause severe side effects. Others help to reduce body weight gradually, so they should be prescribed for a long-term therapy of obesity.

*  Anorectic diet pills

One of the most effective diet pills are those that possess the property to inhibit appetite. Use of diet pills, possessing anorectic activity allows to reduce body weight in just a few months. A person regularly taking anorectic diet pills, can decrease his daily diet by several times in just a few months.

Phentermine has been the most popular anorectic diet drug for over 40 years. Phentermine diet pills are better known under the trade names Adipex (in the USA) and Duromine (in Australia). Phentermine has not only the most powerful anorectic effect but also a large number of side effects. Therefore, diet pills containing Phentermine can be taken for weight control no more than three months.

  • Gastrointestinal lipase inhibitors

No less popular drug is Orlistat that are available over the counter in some world countries. Unlike to Phentermine diet pills that suppress appetite, Orlistat diet pills help to reduce body weight by preventing fats absorption in the digestive tract. Due to the use of such diet pills, a large amount of fats entering the body with food is not digested and excreted unchanged.

Advantage of Orlistat diet pills is that they do not affect functions of central nervous system and do not cause severe side effects. However, unlike to Phentermine diet pills that help to reduce body weight up to 10% in just 2-3 months, from 6 up to several years may require for a significant weight loss using Orlistat diet pills. At retail pharmacy networks diet pills, containing an active pharmaceutical ingredient Orlistat are sold under trademarks Alli and Xenical.

* Herbal diet pills

Any diet pills, containing active pharmaceutical ingredient have contraindications that limit their use. So, tens of thousands of people all over the world use herbal medicines as an alternative to the approved diet pills. It is noteworthy that herbal pills for weight loss are used not only by those, who suffer from obesity but also those, who simply want to make their appearance more attractive, by reducing body weight.

The most effective herbal diet pills are those that are able not only to suppress appetite but also to burn fat (for example, Phen375 or Slimquick). It should be understood that herbal remedies have a weak anorectic effect. So, do not expect that your body weight will be reduced in just a few weeks, taking herbal diet pills. Accordingly, choosing diet pills containing natural remedies you should be ready for the fact that they should be used within several months for effective weight control.