New Weight Loss Drug is a Worry!

Pharmaceutical companies are literally in a race to invent the weight loss wonder pill! The big players are spending millions of dollars on researching and developing new drugs that will ‘cure’ the world of obesity – but it seems that there are plenty of hurdles in the way.

In the USA, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), who are the controlling body when it comes to approving drugs, have only ever officially allowed one weight loss drug for sale in America:  this is the drug Xenical.  However, Xenical has hardly proved to be a miraculous weight loss drug, primarily because of the slow weight loss and side-effects associated with its use (see more here:  http://www.drugs.com/sfx/xenical-side-effects.html )

However, a new weight loss drug is set to be approved in early 2012:  this drug is called Qnexa, and it has previously failed in an application to be FDA endorsed, due to some concerns regarding the side-effects of the medication. Qnexa is a combination of two medications:  the stimulant phentermine and the anti-seizure drug topiramate.

Toprimate has been proven to cause cleft palates, so the makers of Qnexa have had to re-apply to the FDA for approval with an alteration to its prescription allowances:  basically, Qnexa manufacturers have to change their original labelling to ensure it states that women in the child-bearing age group are not permitted to take the drug.  Of course, this is not the only restriction on the drug:  the presence   of a stimulant really restricts who can take Qnexa (click here to see more:  http://phentermine375.net/phentermine-warning )

So while there is a new, you-beaut weight loss drug on the horizon, it seems to be fraught with warnings and restrictions.  Considering studies by the drug company developing the drug show that someone using Qnexa can only expect a 10% weight loss over two years, it hardly seems worth it.

At The Natural Way, we can deliver much better results than a 10% total body weight loss over 2 years…and our program does not cause cleft palates, high blood pressure, anxiety or any other serious side effects!  Our program is all about eating balanced, family-friendly meals while taking our exclusive herbal formulations and receiving private support and motivation from your caring consultant.  Natural and safe, The Natural Way can give you the weight loss answer you are looking for…without risking your health!             

Call 1300 SLIMMER (754663) now, and make a FREE appointment to talk to your local the Natural Way consultant about your weight and health goals.  We know we have a lifestyle friendly program we can tailor to suit your needs.      

 View our website:  www.thenaturalway.com.au

About Lose Weight With Sue

I am a naturopath for The Natural Way. We have 24 clinics nationally that help people to lose weight & educate on how to keep it off.
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