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Adipex Or Fastin
Both bad: All over-the-counter diet pills can be dangerous and have not been proven to be very helpful. If you have any other medical problems like high blood pressure or are a smoker then these medications are very dangerous. The best way to lose weight is gradually. increase your exercise to a minimum of 30 minutes walking/day and cut back on fatty foods, carbohydrates and sweets. Good luck ! ...Read more
Phentermine is been around for about 60 years. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant the bariatrician in the winter of 2008. Has a article gives a great description of the medication phentermine. I have used Phentermine over the last nine years without any complications whatsoever. We only give a half of a 37.5 mg ...Read more
Short term: Fastin is phentermine, indicated for the short-term assistance in weight loss efforts. Make sure your blood pressure is under control first. Weight loss will help blood sugar control, but so will a low-carb, prudent, diabetic diet along with a regular exercise program. You can get more weight loss by adding onglyza/bydureon/januvia, depending on your need for a1c reduction. ...Read more
See below: Phentermine, is one of the most prescribed appetite suppressant in the world for years. On the market in 1959. The exact mechanism of action is unknown. It stimulates CNS activity. I find it works very well at low dose . I never prescribed large doses. You can find Dr. Michael Anchors article on phentermine in The Bariatrician 2008.a excellent review.see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more
"Meds": Please start on the web and learn everything you can about these products before you decide which one(s) are OK and safe! When you have settled this go to your pharmacy and see what the total costs of these meds would be. Very few people need all of the above without a very clear medical indication. ...Read more
What combination of fat burners can I take for weightloss other than pills such as phentermine, xenical, & adipex?
See below: Our patients here at the weigh station re-recommend calcium pyruvate. However, if you don't learn how to eat correctly no medication will work for you. Please discuss your weight loss issues with your physician. Although Phentermine is a wonderful drug. It is not a panacea. You can look at our webpage. www.weighstation.net.. Or contact our dietitian for some help. ...Read more
Varies.: that, and most of them, are amphetamines. They are stress hormones that are often addictive. The risks are both from teh stimulation of the cardiovascular system (risk of stroke, heart attack) and not being able to stop them (not very common, actually). and, their effect is temporary. better is changing relation to cues of hunger. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ ...Read more
Can taking green coffee bean or raspberry ketones affect diabetic medications (victoza, metformin, lisinopril, simvastatin or levothyroxine?
Yes, but...: ...there is a price--talk to your doctor about risks & side effects! Also, it is important to have realistic expectations when starting a weight loss medicine--e.g. about 5-10% of the starting weight is the average weight loss most patients on these drugs will achieve. Finally, once the drug is stopped, gradual weight gain is statistically likely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would taking topirimate and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) have the same effect as taking topirimate and phentermine.?
No: Topiramate and Phentermine have now been marketed together under the name of qsymia (phentermine and topiramate). These are intended for weight loss. Adderall has minimal weight loss effect in my experience in adults. With your cardiac illness, you also have to be very careful to have all of your medications approved by your cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking phentermine, buspirone and escitalopram currently, a family friend, who is a doctor said Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) could replace all 3 medicines, true?
Not really: with all my respect to your family friend doctor i disagree you are taking an appetite suppressant and anti two depressant i still could not understand how a medicine for ADHD will replace that my advise follow the advise of your regular doctor he knows why you are on these medicine good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which would be more recommended, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20 mg once a day or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ir 20 mg 2x a day? Any difference in side effects or effectiveness?
Depends on situation: There are a lot of factors that would need to be considered including lifestyle, capacity to readminister a medication throughout the day given the schedule, need for alertness at the very beginning of the day, frequency of the experience of insomnia, and sensitivity to appetite suppression. Also, it should be noted that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20 mg twice a day would be twice as many milligrams of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) with Ativan? Ativan 3 hours after taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) like 5mg or 1mg?
Usually no problem: Anxiety and ADHD are problems that are often diagnosed together, and it is no surprise considering how stressful ADHD can be. The important thing here is to make sure that you and the prescriber(s) of your medication have a clear idea of what your diagnoses are, and you all agree on how to treat them. So if you are not sure about combining prescription medication, please have that discussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer