Diet pills, supplements and surgery

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Diet pills and surgery can help with weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and physical activity. But diet pills aren't for everyone. Neither is surgery.

For obesity and health problems related to weight, talk with your doctor about whether diet pills or surgery could help you. Ask your doctor about lifestyle changes you need to make to be successful over the long term.

A word of caution: Talk with a doctor before you try diet pills or supplements you can get without a prescription. They can have serious, often dangerous side effects.

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Nov. 01, 2023