The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new prescription diet drug called Qsymia. Learn more about other top-selling diet pills.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new prescription diet drug called Qsymia.
The medication produced dramatic weight loss in clinical trials. Qsymia's manufacturer, Vivus Inc., says that the drug helped lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels in obese people and that people taking it were less likely to get Type 2 diabetes.
Learn more about other top-selling diet pills, as provided by Consumer Price Watch.
LipoFuze. The product claims to contain 10 patented weight loss ingredients and herbs that focus on fat loss, not water weight or muscle mass loss.
Nuphedragen. This pill, while rated rather low in safety by Consumer Price Watch, rates high in overall scores by stimulating fat loss through the inhibition of a neuropeptide known as NPY, reducing fat mass.
Hoodia. The Mayo Clinic states that Hoodia is believed to decrease the appetite but that no conclusive research or studies have been performed to test the claim that it aids in weight loss.
Lean System 7. The Minnesota Applied Research Center engaged in studies and clinical trials of these diet pills, whose main ingredient is DHEA, which may have a positive effect on weight loss.
TrimSpa. Endorsed by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, TrimSpa is a popular diet pill designed to reduce appetite and increase metabolism when combined with diet and exercise.
Alli. This diet pill contains orlistat, which blocks fat absorption into the body. While over-the-counter approval of Alli was offered by the FDA in 2007, making it one of the most popular and highly selling weight loss supplements in the weight loss industry, it has been linked to claims of liver damage.
72 Hour Slimming Pill. Containing all natural ingredients, this slimming pill claims to be nontoxic and rich in Vitamin B, increasing energy levels.
Xenadrine EFX. Consumer Search reviewed this pill as one of the most popular weight loss supplements, stating that the FTC found that a clinical trial produced effective results.
Green Tea Extract. This extract is designed to increase metabolism and reduce the appetite. The extract contains high amounts of caffeine, which help accelerate heart rate and cause a brief energy burst, but the Mayo Clinic states that limited evidence is available to determine its effectiveness in weight loss.
Ephedra. Ephedra has been popular and relatively inexpensive as an appetite depressant, but it was banned in the U.S. because of concerns over long-term health of users. However, ephedra can still be found in many weight loss supplements online. Note: Ephedrine, pictured, is an alkaloid found in ephedra.
To read more about the top-selling diet pills, go to Livestrong.com.
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