Weight Loss Pills: Side Effects To Be Aware Of

If you are currently taking weight loss pills, or are even considering taking them, then you should be aware of weight loss pills side effects.  While some side effects may seem minor and worth the risk, some side effects are very dangerous and can even be deadly.

Natural Weight Loss Pills Side Effects

At the very least, you must consider that most natural weight loss pills are not Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved.  What this means is that the long term effects are virtually unknown.  It also means that these types of pills have not gone through any type of research testing.  Although natural diet pills might seem like the safer alternative because they are ‘natural,’ that is not the case.

Natural herbal diet pills carry much the same risk as prescription or other diet pills do.  In fact, some can even be more dangerous.  For instance, you have probably heard of ephedra (ma huang).  Ephedra was actually banned from the market because of the horrible side effects that users experienced and the cases of death.  Yet, you can still get ephedra in tea products and on the internet. 

Other side effects of natural weight loss pills can be:

  • increased heart rate
  • undesirable interactions with prescription drugs you are taking
  • insomnia
  • stomach irritation
  • nervousness or irritability

Prescription Weight Loss Pills Side Effects

Prescription diet pills, although safer because they are FDA approved, can and often do, carry some of the same risks and side effects. Most prescription diet pills are appetite suppressants, or fat absorbers and blockers, and are prescribed as a last effort when nothing else has worked. 

Some of the side effects are related to amphetamines, which means they are highly addictive and must be monitored by a doctor.  They can:

  • increase blood pressure
  • cause dry mouth
  • cause constipation
  • cause insomnia

Over the Counter Diet Pills Side Effects

The most dangerous of diet pills are the over-the-counter types. Some of the side effects to be aware of are:

  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • heart irregularities
  • high blood pressure
  • stomach irritation
  • nervousness
  • stroke
  • heart attack
  • addiction

There are literally hundreds in this category, and they are not regulated at all.  This means you really do not know what you are getting when you buy these pills.  Many of the companies make false claims that are too good to be true and carry huge risks!


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  • Kelli Clark

    I have more of a personal question than a comment, but to all those women out there, I have been taking a weight loss pill for about 2-3 weeks now. All of a sudden I have started spotting between my last period and my one coming up. It was light and then quit, the next day it started again but worse. I am wondering if this is due to the weight loss pills, I am hoping it is not for any other reason. I know even if this may be the cause it’s not 100% for certain. But it’s causing me to have high anxiety and kinda starting to scare me. Please help me. My email is [email protected]. Thanks

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  • Jeni

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  • charity

    am a nigergan,i weigh about 105 but my tommy is bigger,am also looking for how to get pregnant and stil want to reduce my weight. What should i do ?.and what weight loss pill wil u recommend for me.

  • Sadim

    yes it’s true that, use of weight loss pills can be dangerous, its happen with my close relative , she also used the green tea in morning time before her breakfast , and she badly effected from it… she still feel highly pain and irritation, she mostly awake in night time and also feel pain in her neck and backbone , so plz anyone here to help help with their suggestion and best oppinion..
    Please drop here your precious comments, i’ll available here everyday…. .

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