Weight loss drugs or anti-obesity drugs are pharmacological compounds that control or reduce weight. These drugs change one of the most basic systems of our body, weight control, by changing either nutrient absorption or appetite. When a person is constipated, the body secretes an excess amount of digestive hormones which stimulate fat production and increases the urge to eat food. When a person is overweight, the body secretes a normal amount of digestive hormones but no effort to reduce food intake and the person becomes obese. Thus, these weight loss drugs that suppress appetite act on the underlying cause rather than just masking or suppressing symptoms of obesity
There are many weight loss drugs, both over-the-counter and prescription, available for sale in the market today. Some are better than others. Most weight loss drugs are not approved by the FDA or are regulated in an area in which they are illegal. One very popular weight loss drug is Orlistat, marketed under several trade names. Orlistat is claimed to suppress appetite and increase the amounts of fats burned during exercise, although clinical studies regarding its effectiveness in this regard are still ongoing.
Dhiandhar is another popular over-the-counter weight loss drug that is available in various formulations such as tablets, capsules, syrup, suppositories, gelcaps, and sprays. Dhurandhar is said to suppress appetite and increase energy levels in the body, but is claimed not to have any effect on insulin levels, cholesterol, blood pressure, or blood sugar levels. Dhurandhar should not be used with any diet plan, including the diet plan suggested by the Indian Dietetic Association. It should also not be taken with alcohol, caffeine, or other diuretics. Consult your dietitian or physician before starting any weight loss program.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), also known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are a type of drug that helps to increase the amount of serotonin in the brain. Several studies indicate that SSRIs, when taken with a healthy diet and regular exercise, can help you lose weight and maintain it through the years. The weight loss effects of SSRIs last longer than with other forms of weight loss drugs. In particular, the longest duration of weight loss with this medication was seen in patients with diabetes. Also, serotonin levels in the brain are believed to affect cravings for foods and trigger depression.
Several other SSRIs (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Celexa) are also used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and other mood disorders. However, SSRIs are believed to work best when combined with diet and exercise to help people lose weight and keep it off. The SSRIs work by affecting the limbic system of the brain, which is involved in controlling mood, appetite, and other core bodily functions. By working at these levels, SSRIs can help people lower their blood sugar levels and reduce cravings for sugary or salty foods, which can lead to long-term weight gain and the development of diabetes. In addition, by lowering the blood pressure, SSRIs have been shown to improve the risk of cardiac arrest or stroke.
Other weight loss drugs are not prescription medications but can be purchased over-the-counter. These include stimulants, which are commonly known as ”speed” or ”cluster” medications, such as Adderall and Ritalin. Although they cause similar effects as other nonprescription medications, they do not affect the central nervous system and do not increase appetite. Examples of stimulants include ephedrine (also known as ”hippies”), which is often sold under the names ”fire”, ”rave”, or ”speed”, and is usually abused. A large number of people who take stimulants to ”fit in” or ”relax” do so as a way of getting high, and overdose on them.