Preventative Care

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about preventative care.

What are some risks of using diet pills?

There is a wide variety of diet pills on the market – many of which are available over the counter. Some diet pills suppress appetite by making the brain think the stomach feels full. Others decrease fat absorption.

Side Effects

The side effects of using diet pills can range from bothersome to severe:

  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Oily discharge
  • Hypertension

Before you start any medication to help manage your weight, talk to your physician to find the safest, healthiest option for you.

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Source: Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Timothy Markus, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Allison Mendenhall, PA-C, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care: James Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center, Tammy Taylor, DO, The Pediatric Group