The World is growing intensely aware about fitness. There is so much competition nowadays that you need to be at the peak of your physical powers to adjust and compete. No wonder people take sustenance to whatever promise they can hold on; and diet pills make the most of the situation. However, FDA keeps a strict vigil on the effects and side-effects of the pills and accordingly approves or bans them. Here are eight diet pills rendered dangerous and thus banned for sale.
Dinitrophenol – This was launched in 1930s and was then thought to be an extremely effective weight loss pill. It actually still works wonders on the flab but has been discontinued owing to the range of side effects it brackets. It heats up the body and affects sleep and food habits. It causes soreness and allergies and also shoots up the cravings for food. It is also known to catalyze cancer and makes the body dehydrate by sweating profusely.
Sibutramine – This pill has been banned owing to its adverse effects on the body. It plays with the nervous system as well as cardiovascular system causing seizures and palpitations. Nausea occurs commonly with this. There is enough risk of hypertension as well. Keeping the well-being of heart in mind, Sibutramine has been shown the door, but the formula is still being used incognito by the Malaysian Kangmei capsule, meant for weight loss.
Ephedrine – This is a verily effective product, reducing weight at a fast pace. The problem lies with its tendency to attack the heart. There is fear of the blood pressure shooting up, consumer getting anxious and even vulnerable to heart attack and stroke. This is doubly dangerous for those who already have a weak heart. Sadly, people keep buying it on the sly because of its ‘quick weight loss’ inducing capacity.
Herbal Xenicol – On the face of it, the pill is natural and should be devoid of side effects. However, most of the ingredients are distorted with fillers for fast slimming results. This is why it leads to palpitation, lack of sleep and severe pain in the abdominal area. The drug has been banned by FDA because of the reason.
Rimonabant – Originally, Rimonabant is renowned to suppress hunger and thus help in reducing the excess flab off the body. However, it also causes sleep disorders, depression, mood swings and anxiety and makes the consumer suicidal. The drug has been disapproved and banned but it still gets sold under another brand Acomplia. Thankfully, Acomplia has also been banned after authorities noticed the sly game.
Star Caps – Star Caps comes across as an efficient natural diet pill, but has hidden agendas. It contains Bumetadine, a diuretic which makes you dehydrated. Moreover, it is also proven to conceal the fact that you are using steroids. Athletes and body-builders have been consciously warned about using this drug to enhance performance. The drug has been banned for the diuretic content, which may have severe side-effects in due time.
Meridia – This diet pill is known to comprise of sibutramine, a banned drug. However, it lays claim to wonderful effects on the flab by curbing the appetite. The problem is that Meridia poses serious problems to the heart, from increasing blood pressure to fiddling with heart beats (arrhythmia) and shortness of breath. It may also cause seizures and heart attack. This is serious enough risk for fellows who do not have a healthy heart. FDA has balanced its pros and cons and has inferred that the drug ought to be banned.
Fen-Phen – This diet pill makes you feel full and thus considerably reduces your appetite. It also boosts your metabolic rate and thus exceeds energy levels. There are dangers galore with the drug. It contains two already banned substances in Fenfluramine and Phentermine. It causes severe heart ailments, anxiety and high blood pressure. It also has an adverse effect on liver. This is the reason why it is banned.
Positives of banned diet pills
It is notable that these banned and dangerous diet pills all help in weight reduction at an amazing pace. Also, they are largely made of natural ingredients. Thus, they are bound to have certain positives you cannot ignore. This is the reason why FDA has been very careful in banning them and they did so only after they found the side-effects looming over the effects.
Creators, however, have been conscious enough to take the positives out of these drugs in formulating effective and safe drugs. Phentermine, for instance, gave way to the widely popular Phen375.
It is your responsibility
On your part, you are advised not to partake of these banned and dangerous diet pills and take recourse to safe drugs to reduce weight. The responsibility is yours as well as most of these drugs continue to be sold on the sly.