The ever increasing amount of obese children leads up to believe that America as a whole; could be in for a crisis when these kids mature. It’s not uncommon to watch at least 3-4 ads per hour on some sort of prescription drug. However, now instead of seeing ads for antidepressants, you might be seeing ones to help you lose weight.
The 3 new drugs are of course intended for those who are 30 or more pounds over weight and are at risk due to complications such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Just like any other drug out on the market… when released, these drugs will be the newest topic of debate based on how safe they are and which Hollywood actress / actor is using them to stay thin.
Here is a short break down of the new drugs to be released…
Qnexa – Studies on this drug showed that it reduced appetite and increased the feeling of fullness.
Lorcaserin – Patients taking this drug lost an average of 17 lbs. It works with the brain chemistry to increase fullness. However, some reported headaches.
Contrave – Helps to reduce food cravings and improve eating. Common side affects were nausea and constipation.
Obviously, these drugs are to be taken in conjunction with a workout routine. So, the question is .. do we really think that these drugs will help change the obesity rate? Could these drugs just cause more problems which encourage us to be dependent on chemicals in order to be a size 6? Write in and let us know what you think about these new drugs and how they could affect us all!