Researchers report found that three diet drugs Xenical, Meridia and Acomplia (Acomplia is not sold in the United States, still hasn’t been approved for use in the United States) , will assist in weight loss, but there can be serious side effects and the weight loss isn’t all that great.

People who took the prescription drugs Xenical, Meridia and Acomplia registered lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and reduced diabetes. For the 45 to 50-year-old study group, which had an average weight of 220 pounds, weight loss registered a little less than 11 pounds per person.

About 20 percent of those who took Meridia experienced side effects that included raised blood pressure and pulse rates, insomnia and nausea. Up to 30 percent of those who took Xenical had side effects that included unpleasant digestive and intestinal side effects.

About six percent of those who took Acomplia experienced mood disorders, a primary reason the drug didn’t receive FDA approval, the wire service reported.