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amantadine for weight loss

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Amantadine is a medication approved to treat the flu and is used as an anti-parkinson agent. There are a number of psychiatric side effects including ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience Cardiology
Caution advised...: The combination of amantadine and Cyproheptadine may cause increased anticholinergic adverse effects. Use with caution.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience Neurology
Absolutely: Amantadine is always worth a trial. It is inexpensive and can be beneficial in some MS patients. Should it fail to benefit the patient, other options ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
29 years experience Psychiatry
Yes!: One of the established and common side effects of amantadine is compulsive behaviors but not ocd.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Sauer
26 years experience Pain Management
Sometimes: It is a side effect of the medication and some people do notice weight loss. I would not recommend it as a weight loss medication however.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
33 years experience General Surgery
Safe Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate): Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) has been FDA approved and shown to be safe and effective through randomized - controlled studies. Every drug has a ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Under supervision: Appetite suppressant drugs such as Phentermine can help in weight loss but these medications should only be used under close supervision of a physicia ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Elrod
10 years experience General Practice
Not for weight loss: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not recommended as a weight loss agent by the fda. It may be used off label to control appetit ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
23 years experience Cardiology
Yes: But they are usually unsafe or can have detrimental side effects on the cardiovascular system.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Pardini
Specializes in Endocrinology
Topiramate: Topiramate can be effective for weight loss in some people but the doses that have to be used make people very sleepy and they stop taking it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: There is no supplement that is effective for weight loss alone. Triphala will not hurt you but you will not simply lose weight by taking it. Lifesty ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Gorski
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Simple answer: NO!: Don't believe all the hype about acai. All the same crazy claims were also made for hoodia, chromium, products claimed to block cortisol and a bunch ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Everett
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Temporary fix: Adipex or Phentermine does work for short term treatment of obesity. It decreases appetite to cause weight loss. Once the medication is discontinued, ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Bipolar: Medicine for weight loss is OK if done properly. You need to see a dietitian who will advise you. Losing a lot of weight in a hurry is not smart. Cont ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
None: In general weight loss pills are not successful in achieving long term weight loss. Some can be associated with serious side effects. People usually r ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Phentermine Danger: Nope. It is very dangerous to your heart. It is also dangerous to your brain because there is no real or lasting weight loss but the person taking the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
It will help: with minor weight loss, but only as long as you take it, It can also cause some "fecal soilage".
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Nortriptyline: Nortriptyline may cause increased appetite and weight gain There is no common problem with weight loss
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
If burning calories: Weight-lifting burns stored fat only if the activity is using lots of calories. If one lifts a heavy weight one repetition, and then walks around chat ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Weekly migraine: Most people would not take a medicine every day to prevent a migraine that occurs once per week. Unless that migraine lasts several days. Substitute ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
32 years experience Bariatrics
Yes: All of the ssri cause weigh gain...Sorry but it is true. The drug companies say no but the expérience says yes!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: This is a good drug that can do both.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
No: No more than any other diet for weight loss once your hypothyroidism is fully replaced by thyroxine.

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