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is it okay to take orlistat and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) at the same time?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Ask your physician: Posts like this are always challenging to respond to because I do not know you, your medical history, current allergies/list of medications, etc. Please ask your primary care physician this question...It is better for you if you do.
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Why ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?: There is no particular interaction between Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and orlistat, but Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is really not a great drug, and has a lot of side effects. A similar drug, phenylpropanolamine was taken off market, and I am not sure why Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) wasnt either. Talk to your doctor about better stimulant-like weight loss drugs if one is necessary. Many chinese herbal preps have ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) and can cause problems.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Are there any stronger OTC stimulants other than caffeine or ephedrine/edpheda?

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Not really: All of the otc stimulants are essentially the same.

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