Diet pills?

I’ve always had trouble with my weight so I’ve asked my doctor if it was safe to take diet pills, and he said yes. I’m very excited to try the recommended pills but I think I’m too nervous about it.😅

The directions said eat the pills but the bottom said if you have a hard time swallowing don’t eat them? Do I eat or swallow them? I’ve never been much of a pills kid, even as a teen.