List of Weight Loss Pills Commonly Used in Kenya

Working out or moving around and eating less are the common and recommended methods of weight-loss. However, not everyone is for the idea of working out or living an active life because of maybe their jobs. We have compiled for you a list of weight loss Pills commonly used in Kenya.

1. Orlistat also is known as Xenical
How it works:
Blocks absorption of fat

Side Effects:
Decreased absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, oily spotting, intestinal cramps, gas with discharge, diarrhea, fecal urgency and incontinence

2. Phentermine (Adipex-P, Suprenza)
How it works:

Decreases appetite, increases the feeling of fullness
Side Effects:

Headache increased blood pressure and heart rate, nervousness, insomnia, dry mouth, constipation

3.Lorcaserin (Belviq)

How it works:

Decreases appetite, increases the feeling of fullness
Side Effects:

Headache, nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, constipation

4. Sibutramine also is known as Obesta

This drug has been withdrawn from the market by many drug regulatory bodies

  • How it works

Suppresses appetite

  • Side Effects

Dry mouth, nausea, constipation, increased heart attacks and stroke, Flushing, cramps


5. Rimonabant ( Acomplia and Zimulti) 

This was an anorectic antiobesity drug that was first approved in Europe in 2006 but was withdrawn worldwide in 2008 due to serious psychiatric side effects;

How it works
Rimonabant is an inverse agonist for the cannabinoid receptor CB1 and was the first drug approved in that class.

Side Effects
depressive disorders or mood alterations


6. Dexatrim
Dexatrim is an over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplement meant to assist with weight loss
The major active ingredients found in current Dexatrim products include caffeine, green tea extract, Asian (Panax) ginseng root extract, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

7. Lipozene
Lipozene is a weight loss supplement that contains the water-soluble fiber called glucomannan.


8. Suprenza (phentermine)

How it helps in reducing weight:

Appetite-suppressant; sympathomimetic amine

Common side-effects

Increased blood pressure and heart rate, insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, dependence, abuse or withdrawal may occur with long-term use.

WARNING: Before you take any medicine please consult with your doctor or pharmacist. For more information on these and many, more diet drugs/pills contact us

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Date published: 22/09/2017
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