It's no secret that everyone wants the quick ticket to weight-loss. Some may recommend the use of an appetite suppressant such as Phentermine, Adipex-p, Qsymia, Belviq, Didrex, or Xenical. Some will try anything without researching the product or plan to lose that unwanted belly fat. There are no "miracle pills". Any weight loss avenue you decide to travel, you will be encouraged to supplement the pills with proper diet and exercise.

If you're among the millions of people who are not familiar with appetite suppressants, keep reading. Basically, it is a form of a diet pill. The medication helps a person feel full after consuming the prescribed dosage. The dieter will be relieved of hunger and thirst, which makes it easier to avoid too much solid and liquid intake. Ultimately, the individual will begin to lose weight due to the decrease in appetite and interest in food. To lose the maximum amount of weight, it is beneficial to diet and exercise will taking this medication.

The two main types of appetite suppressants are over-the-counter (OTC) and prescribed. The over-the-counter pills are available without a doctor's prescription. These appetite suppressants typically contain herbal or natural ingredients to help an individual curve their appetite. These type of medications can be purchased at a pharmacy, diet supply store and even some grocery stores. The other is the prescribed-type of appetite suppressants, which would require a prescription from a physician. Some physicians require your BMI be at a certain level before they will prescribe the medication while others do not prescribe the medication at all. Check your local listings for clinics that specialize in weight loss. It is important that additional research is preformed in regards to the ingredients of the pills, prescribed or not.

Once the supplements are obtained, the dieter should follow the instructions on the bottle or as prescribed by the physician. It is recommended that the dieter should not consume appetite suppressants more than three times per day. For most over-the-counter appetite suppressants, one pill should be taken about an hour before each meal. The individual should take it with an empty stomach to get the full effect. For prescription weight loss medications, dieters are advised to take their medication earlier in the day to avoid disturbing their sleeping schedule. It is not recommended to take these medications for longer than an eight week period.

Common side effects associated with taking appetite suppressants will vary from person to person. Common side effects include: sleeplessness, nervousness, restlessness, rapid heartbeat and dizziness. People have a history with heart conditions should avoid using appetite suppressants.