Over the counter (OTC) medicines were officially promulgated for a very long time ago. There are many kinds of active ingredients in the form of oral, chewing, spraying, etc., which are sold based on the specific criteria of pharmacological properties and safety. One of the popular over the counter supplements nowadays is weight loss pills.

If you are going to use over the counter diet pills, you need to have basic knowledge about them. Therefore, in this post, I would like to give you some helpful information about over the counter diet pills. Let’s take a look!

What are over the counter diet pills?

Over the counter diet pills are nonprescription, which means you can buy them without any prescription of health professionals. They are usually prescribed by the user, family member or purchased by pharmacy staff or shop assistant. Over the counter diet pills like phentermine are considered non-dangerous products.

In fact, the demand for over the counter medicines of patients and family members is increased due to the influence of drug advertisements on the mass media, or friends and relatives’ suggestion who have used the drugs with similar health problems.

There are also other issues such as the inability of users to visit the doctor due to economic reasons or lack of time; or the patient does not need to see a doctor for a simple health condition, just using over the counter appetite suppressants that work is enough.

How to use OTC diet pills to ensure safety and effectiveness?

To use OTC diet pills to ensure safety and effectiveness, pharmacy staff, salesman has to provide information of the product and consumer must receive full information on how to use, the dose and the maximum daily dose, the using time, how long to use, unwanted effects of the drug, possible side effects, all related issues when taking medicine …

Also, be careful if you are using another medicine to avoid drug interactions. It is best to consult your physician before taking any over the counter weight loss pills.

In addition, it should be warned if the weight doesn’t lose or even gain when taking the diet pills. You should immediately go to the doctor for helpful advice.


In short, both prescription and over the counter medications require proper use. Because of easy purchase, non-prescription drugs should need more caution for users.

Hopefully, the brief information above will give you more knowledge about the use of over the counter weight loss pills. If you like the post, share it to let us know. Thank you so much for reading and have a nice day!


Charlotte Shine

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