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Appetite Control Medication
I am 37 yrs/119 kgs/160 cms from india. Pl advice medications to reduce appetite. I have no self control. Extra weight is killing me. I have tried all?
See a Wt. Loss Dr.: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
My daughter is 14 years old for 5 weeks now she has had constant nausea vomiting now controlled by medication upper abdominal pain constant head aches tiredness very pale lack of appetite no fever BP is normal liver is inflamed and painful and upper stoma
How to lose weight without much exercise & to control appetite without a drug, as drugs hv side effects?
Lo Cal Food/Drinks: The easiest way to lose weight quickly without exercise is to identify why you gained the weight. Here is a list of the top 6 causes of weight gain, in order of the most important first. If you are dirnking sugary drinks (soda, juice, gatorade) find 0 sugar drinks, if you are eating bk, chose ham sandwich, if you are skipping breakfast have a thin bagel w cheese, simple -2 changes only are needed! ...Read more
Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives.. Ask first before you do anything. Good luck. ...Read more
No Diet Medication: There is no medication that really works leading to sustained real weight loss. Please do not be gullible and please do not delay the only true way to lose weight which is to limit calories, change to a diet where the majority of calories are proteins and then to participate in regular moderate exercise. To lose weight one must change their life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing good!: You need to cultivate the will to control your eating, alter your behavior and eat modestly by taking smaller portions. Also you can use fillers with low energy like use ample amounts of salads, vegetables and fruits instead of starches and meats. If you practive this change at each meal time, you will lose weight! ...Read more
I am under weight and my BMI is below minimum. My appetite is very poor. is there any medication to help boost my appetite or to gain weight?
Height & weight:
You did not provide your height and weight to evaluate your BMI. Being skinny is not an illness. If you are otherwise healthy, let it be. As you grow older, you will gain weight and look back fondly at this time.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication i can take ? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?
An approach....: First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption. I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more
Can i give my 8 months baby medication for appetite she don't like any type of food my peditration gave me a diet for her but shes refusing the food ?
No....: 8 month old doesn't need any appetite stimulant. As long as she doesn't have any issue/disease, e.G metabolic, gi, respiratory, cardiac, etc, not to worry. Check her growth chart: height, weight, head circumference, if these falls within the range, she is ok. She can have cereals, mixed pureed table/jar food, milk. 6 months and above kids get protein. ...Read more
Need more info: There are a number of ways to increase your appetite. Firstly though, is your appetite decreased, or do you have an unchanged appetite but are losing weight; or are you simply trying to gain weight? We need to know if your appetite is truly decreased; and if so, then why. Do discuss your concerns with your medical provider to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan. Hope that helps. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I increase my appetite while taking ADD stimulant medication like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)? I don't eat!!
Evaluate your dosing: Decreased appetite is a well known side effect to medications such as dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). Medication dosing for stimulants such as these may need to be adjusted. Rather than looking for something to remedy this side effect, consult with your doctor. You may require a lower dose, or a different medication that may work for the ADD yet not severely suppress your appetite. ...Read more
What medication is good for suppressing appetite? Which medication is that helps for losing weight but it's side effect is insomnia ?
Appetite suppressant: Phentermine is often used but can cause insomnia. I prefer an older drug, Diethylpropion becauses it often helps patients on psychiatric meds loose weight. I am not impressed with Alli which caused an oil-slick in my pants during a conference one time. Topamax (topiramate) causes a feeling of fullness and an average of 23 pounds of weight loss. I don't have any experience with meridea. ...Read more
My grandmother is 85 years old and weighs 85 pounds. What current medications are available to stimulate appetite in geriatric patients?
Weight loss: The first step should be to figure out why she is losing weight. Our metabolic requirements change as we age, so she may be having difficulty maintaining weight. I would recommend a workup to see if there is something reversible/treatable, for example, a thyroid condition, before jumping to appetite stimulants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My five month old only will eat when he drowsy or sleep he has been on reflux medication for awhile and he doesn't have big appetite what could it be?
Normal feeding?: You mention reflux medication and i see on the profile "hydrochlorothiazide." i assume that's your medication and not your baby's. If he is breastfeeding or formula feeding well and is gaining weight, then there is no concern. I was not clear from your question if you meant he was not having a big appetite for solids or for his milk? ...Read more
Which medication can cut appetite? I'm on seroquel (quetiapine) no other medicine makes me sleep i was tortured when i was a kid so hard for me to sleep without it
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