A 21-year-old female asked:
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besides for good diet + exercise, are there any effective, safe pills to aid weight loss? like kidney bean extract or lipozene etc. i struggle with occasional binging that makes me gain weight, therapist suggested i ask doc about safe weight loss pil

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk to your primary: For most weight loss "pills" (or medically supervised weight loss) you will need to see a physician in real life. Most are controlled substances, although not all. Weight loss medical regimens have to be tailored to the individual case and weight should be closely montiored while on therapy. All of the options have side effects which need to be watched as well. Your doctor can definitely help. :)
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
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Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
NO!: Beware!
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Treat the binges: Every physician here will agree with me that health does not come out of a pill bottle. This being said, you already know what you need for starters -- friends to eat sensibly and exercise with -- and specifically management of your binge eating disorders, which is probably in the wiring, not your fault. Cognitive-behavioral therapy plus finding the right Rx for a while are today's standard.
Answered on Jun 19, 2018

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