Our expert says:
All 3 of these slimming drugs can assist with weightloss, so you will need to discuss their use and side-effects with your medical dr (they are all prescription drugs). You may find that you need an appetite suppressant and the dr will then prescribe Reductil or Duromine. If this is not necessary Xenical may be more appropriate because it prevents the uptake of fat from the diet and thus lowers your energy intake. The package inserts of these medications state that: a) they must be used together with a balanced, energy-reduced diet and b) that they should only be used for short periods (2-3 months). If you have not reached your goal weight at the end of this period, the dr will have to reevaluate your progress. If you have reached your goal weight then you can stop and just control your weight by eating sensibly and doing exercise.
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