There are many weight loss drugs that claim to be very good in assisting obese people lose weight. It should be noted that there is a real concern as it relates to the side effects associated with these drugs. There have been reports of people losing sleep, having severe abdominal pain and other adverse side effects.
Over the past couple of years, there have been an increase in the reports of severe side effects related to the use of weight loss drugs such as Duromine, Dospan, Reductil, Tenuate and Xenical.
The most serious reaction that has been associated with the use of this product is the death of a healthy young woman who took the hunger suppressant, Reductil. Reports indicate that the woman had jitters and increased anxiety 3 weeks after taking 10mg of Reductil.
Reports that surface pointed to Reductil being the #1 suspect in the young woman’s death. The autopsy report showed that the cause of death was inconclusive. However, many people are sure that Reductil was to be blamed.
According to Abbot Pharmaceuticals, the company responsible for creating Reductil, they state that their drug is safe. They indicate that in over 80 countries, more than 20 million people have used the drug. They have a system in place that goes into tracking and looking at the side effects associated with the use of the drug.
Duromine is another drug that has come under fire. When a 13 year old girl took the drug and experienced an adverse reaction, the public was put on alert as it related to these weight loss drugs.
Xenical is another drug that is looked at for its severe reactions. There have been reports that people who take the drug often suffer from kidney stones, abdominal pain, extreme flatulence, heart palpitations and hair loss.