Top Diet Pills 2018 in Australia
Diet pills can be compared on different parameters, the main among them are efficiency and safety. By comparing different weight loss medicines by these two parameters, it can be concluded that:
- Highly efficient diet pills can pose a potential danger to the health of obese men and women; therefore, they are sold by prescription only.
- The safest diet pills are sold without a prescription, but level of their efficiency is inferior the efficiency of prescription slimming medicines.
In 2018, three different groups of diet pills enjoy great popularity in Australia:
- Prescription (Rx) anorectic agents
- Prescription and over the counter (OTC) fat blockers
- OTC multicomponent dietary supplements
Despite the fact that different diet pills can be used to combat obesity in Australia, obesity level is annually growing in this country. In 2016, Australia is the leader in a list of countries with a high level of obesity. Herewith, high rate of obesity is observed in all age groups, including children and adolescents.
In Australia, today overweight and obesity have more than:
- children and adolescents 25%
- adult men and women 60%
Australians, who are diagnosed with overweight or obesity, may limit themselves drug-free methods of fighting obesity, or take advantage of Rx or OTC diet pills.
Best Rx anorectic agents
The best prescription anorectic available at Australian pharmacies in 2016 is Phentermine. This anorectic is used to combat obesity not only in Australia, but also in other developed countries, including the USA, NZ, and the UK.
Phentermine is called the best diet pills for several reasons. The main reason is that it is possible to reduce weight by 15% or more within a few months by their means.
- Phentermine help lose weight due to that they rapidly suppress appetite and help to get rid of hunger pangs for the whole day
Due to a long and powerful anorectic effect provided by Phentermine, an obese person daily loses weight by reducing food intake.
Additional effects that Phentermine may cause are increase in thermogenesis and intensification of metabolism. These effects are most pronounced in those who devote sufficient time to regular exercise.
Phentermine has been sold for more than 25 years in Australia and several generations of Australians better know this drug under the trademark Duromine. In the UK and Ireland, trademark Duromine became known much earlier than in Australia.
Trademark Duromine was first registered in 1960 by Riker Laboratories, Inc company. Subsequently, this company became a part of 3M Pharmaceuticals company.
In the second half of the 20th century, 3M owned a marketing authorization for diet pills Duromine 15mg and 30mg in the UK and Ireland. In early 2000s, the European centralized license for Duromine was revoked and retail sale of these diet pills has been discontinued in Europe.
Today, 3M is a part of a global company Valeant Pharmaceuticals. In 2016, Valeant and its subsidiaries (iNova, Bausch & Lomb) own the marketing authorization for Duromine in Australia, New Zealand, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Malaysia, South Africa and many other countries around the world.
Valeant manufactures and supplies Duromine diet pills at the international market that contain 15mg, 30mg or 40mg of amphetamine-like anorexigenic agent Phentermine.
Duromine pills have several advantages over other diet pills containing Phentermine.
- Firstly, Phentermine is used in the form of ion exchange resins when producing Duromine pills. These resins slow down release of active ingredient Phentermine, and thereby increase the duration of anorectic activity of the diet pills.
- Secondly, Duromine is the only diet pills containing 40 mg of Phentermine anorexigenic agent. Diet pills manufactured by other companies contain up to 30mg of Phentermine base (equivalent: Phentermine Hydrochloride 37.5mg).
Duromine is one of the most popular, but not the only slimming medicine, which has a prolonged anorexigenic activity. As an alternative to Duromine capsules, Ionamin capsules containing 15mg or 30mg of Phentermine ion exchange resins can be used.
Just as Duromine, trademark Ionamin was first registered in the middle of the last century. Diet pills Ionamin were popular in the North America, and are still very popular in the UK.
In the USA and Canada, sale of Ionamin (Phentermine) pills has been discontinued, but they can still be found in British clinics and medical centers specializing in treatment of excessive weight and obesity.
Ionamin properties are almost identical to Duromine properties, so they are interchangeable slimming medicines approved as short-term treatment of obesity.
It should be noted that in 2015, the new owner of Ionamin trademark became the manufacturing company of over-the-counter dietary supplements – Hi-Tech Pharmaceutical. It is quite possible that in 2016, this company will launch the sale of non-Phentermine diet pills Ionamin that will be sold without a prescription.
OTC alternative to prescription slimming medicines is needed for those men and women who have contraindications to Phentermine and other amphetamine-like anorectics.
As an alternative to anorectics, fat blocker Alli, Phen375 or PhenQ dietary supplement, which is able to activate various physiological mechanisms of weight loss, can be used.
OTC diet pills Alli are sold in all countries with a high level of obesity, including Australia, Mexico, USA, New Zealand, Hungary, Chile, the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Turkey and Canada.
Alli pills differ from Phentermine and other anorectics by that they do not affect appetite and do not help to prevent overeating. Alli pills help to lose weight due to that they prevent splitting of dietary fats in the gastrointestinal tract and block their absorption in the intestine.
As fat blocker, Alli medicine includes pharmaceutical ingredient Orlistat. Diet pills Alli may contain different doses of Orlistat.
- Chewable tablets Alli in which Orlistat dose makes 27mg are available in Europe.
- The Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods includes usual diet pills Alli in which Orlistat dose makes 60mg.
Chewable and usual diet pills contain different doses of Orlistat, but their effectiveness is identical in obesity treatment. Therefore, when choosing between usual and chewable Alli, attention can be paid only to the price.
The advantage of fat blocker Orlistat (Alli) over anorexigenic agent Phentermine (Duromine, Ionamin) lies in that Orlistat does not cause serious side effects. Therefore, obese men and women can use over-the-counter fat blocker until they will lose weight.
Disadvantage of Alli pills is in their low efficiency and inability to achieve rapid weight loss using them. Unlike anorectic medicines that help to reduce weight in just a few months, Alli should be used for weight loss for several years.
In order to achieve weight loss faster, more powerful fat blocker Xenical can be used instead of Alli. This slimming medicine contains high doses of active ingredient Orlistat, therefore its effect on fat digestion is more pronounced than that of Alli.
Each Xenical diet pill contains 120mg of active substance Orlistat. Xenical works the same as Alli and helps to lose weight by blocking fat absorption in the intestine.
Given the fact that Orlistat dose in Xenical 120mg pills two times higher than in Alli 60mg pills, Xenical can block absorption of larger amounts of vegetable and animal fats. Therefore, when using Xenical is possible to lose weight faster than when using Alli.
High dose of Orlistat is both advantage and disadvantage of Xenical. The disadvantage is that the risk of unpleasant side effects increases in regular use of high doses of Orlistat.
- The most common reasons for refusing to use Xenical (Orlistat) 120mg pills are flatulence, frequent bowel movements, and gastrointestinal discomfort.
- When using Alli pills (Orlistat 27mg or 60mg), gastrointestinal side effects are mild or do not arise at all.
If powerful prescription diet pills Ionamin, Duromine and Xenical are contraindicated or cause side effects, but less effective Alli pills do not provide a significant reduction in weight, PhenQ or Phen375 dietary supplement can be used for quick weight loss. These diet pills do not contain pharmaceutical substances therefore are sold without a prescription.
Phen375 – is a supplement containing only natural and high-quality active ingredients. Each of Phen375 ingredients has effects that contribute to gradual but stable weight loss.
- Calcium Carbonate – slows digestion and absorption of fats;
- L-Carnitine – promotes oxidation and transportation of fatty acids;
- Cayenne – enhances thermoregulation, accelerates calories burning;
- Dendrobium Nobile Extract – stimulates digestion and lipid metabolism;
- Caffeine Powder Anhydrous – gives a boost of energy and suppresses appetite;
- Chromium Picolinate – reduces sugar cravings and improves metabolism.
- Coleus Forskohlii Root – increases the rate of fat splitting;
- Citrus Aurantium – improves digestion, strengthens anorectic effect of caffeine
The ingredients included in Phen375 are not able to exert a powerful anorectic effect like Phentermine or to block fat absorption as effectively as Orlistat.
However, thanks to each of the ingredients that promotes weight loss in different ways, Phen375 has a multiple effect of weight loss, which is almost not inferior to the effect of prescription anorectics or fat blockers.
Phen375 is one of the few over-the-counter diet pills, which is manufactured in the FDA (U.S.) – certified laboratory and is exported to almost every country in the world.
One of the key competitors of Phen375 is PhenQ pills, which is sold without a prescription like Phen375. Many components contained in PhenQ pills are identical to components included in Phen375. Therefore, properties of these OTC diet pills are very similar.
Weight loss supplement Phen375 includes the following ingredients:
- Nopal (natural energy booster)
- Calcium carbonate (natural mineral)
- Chromium picolinate (natural mineral)
- Caffeine (central nervous system stimulant)
- L-carnitine fumarate (stable form of the amino acid)
- Capsimax powder (a blend of niacin, capsicum, caffeine and piperine)
Capsimax powder helps to lose weight by increasing thermogenesis. It is also assumed that the slimming formula PhenQ may even have the ability to prevent formation of new fat cells. Amino acid L-carnitine and Nopal help the body to turn fat stores into energy so that the patient will be full of energy.
Chromium picolinate helps to control blood sugar levels and carb sugar craving; calcium carbonate compensates for a deficiency of calcium in the body, as well as promotes weight loss.
A key advantage of PhenQ over Phen375 lies in lower price. However, Phen375 contains active ingredients that enhance its fat-burning and anorectic properties (Citrus Aurantium, Coleus Forskohlii Root). Therefore, the rate of weight loss of Phen375 is higher than that of PhenQ.
No matter what diet pills were chosen to combat obesity, they should be used together with a reasonable diet and regular physical activity.
Only in this way, you will be able to successfully fight obesity and to prove to others that you have enough strength to become slim and attractive again.
Today, two out of three adults and every fourth child are overweight or obese in Australia.
If you understand that being overweight creates potential risks to the health and want to contribute to the fight against obesity in Australia, choose one of the available ways of obesity treatment and start losing weight today.