Are diet pills safe for teenagers? If so, which ones?
Kristen A. Binaso, RPh, FASCP, CCP
American Pharmacists Association
I do not recommend any diet pills for teenagers. If you feel that your child may be overweight, I suggest taking them to a health care provider for evaluation and they can also determine their BMI or body mass index. If it is determined at that time that weight loss is needed, the first route is always to make changes in their lifestyle. This includes adding exercise and making modifications to their diet.