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What diet pills works over the counter?

What diet pills works over the counter?

No, not really: Diet pills decrease appetite a bit (they are related to stimulants). Other pills block fat digestion. One's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease his appetite, so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill was effective, we would not have so much obesity today. ...Read more

Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more


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Over the counter pill for gout?

Over the counter pill for gout?

Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatory pills are commonly used to treat the symptoms of gout. Ibuprofen and Naproxen are available over the counter, and of course are less powerful than prescriptions. However, these treat symptoms only and not the underlying problem. Make sure you consult with your doctor regardless to make sure the gout is being treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What is the fastest working sleeping pill you can buy over the counter?

What is the fastest working sleeping pill you can buy over the counter?

I don't know about : The "fastest". But melatonin is inexpensive, often effective and does not lead to re-bound insomnia. ...Read more

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What's the best over-the-counter appetite suppressant or diet pill?

What's the best  over-the-counter appetite suppressant or diet pill?

Marketing; NoneExist: Humans=Hi-Tech; medicine=Low-Tech (http://goo.gl/Blh6rW). Thus no effective/safe treatments exist (either prescription, much less OTC) for many common human behavioral problems, despite marketing to the contrary. If they did, obesity might not be such a huge problem & huge marketing demand for such agents would not exist. Only agents I have found effective: pramlintide+pramlintide titrated by user ...Read more

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What's the best Over The Counter treatment for Acne (oily skin)?

What's the best Over The Counter treatment for Acne (oily skin)?

Acne: Hi RizchaP, There are several commercially available products but generally, good skin hygiene includes washing frequently with a mild soap and drying. Ointments containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid (which is the active ingredient of aspirin). ...Read more

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Can i get the abortion pill over the counter?

Can i get the abortion pill over the counter?

Not over-the-counter: The medicine is by prescription, so a woman goes to her Ob-Gyn to be evaluated for it. Whether or not medicine can be used also depends on the age of the baby fetus (the number of weeks pregnant). The doctor will talk with the patient to be sure that the patient is making a good permanent decision, because abortion is a hard decision for any woman to make. ...Read more

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Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more

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Can i buy nifedipinne pills over the counter C?

Can i buy  nifedipinne pills  over the counter


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No: Nifedipine is a medication used to treat high blood pressure. There are many different medications and combinations of medications that can be used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). A prescription is needed, and the doctor will follow along in order to get one on the best dosage of the proper medication(s). Lifestyle treatments (diet, exercise) are also important. ...Read more

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What is the best weight loss pill? Took diet pills in the 70s--are they still avaliable?

What is the best weight loss pill? Took diet pills in the 70s--are they still avaliable?

Phentermine/topamax: The most effective weight loss pill is combination drug therapy using appetite suppressants and anti seizure medication such as topamax (topiramate). There are multiple variations including anti diabetic and anti depressant medications that can be added when needed. We have used above combination therapy for almost 2 decades. ...Read more

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What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

Ask the pharmacist: At your local drug store, pyrantel is the generic used in the USA OTC, but read the labels carefully, and more importantly is to be sure that it is pinworm infestation not something else, good luck ...Read more

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I am taking the diet pill  slim quick. It is not helping with my apitite I want to eat all the time what diet pill is the best over the counter?

None: There are no diet pills either over the counter or by prescription that are effective. This is especially true if the goal is sustained and permanent weight-loss. This fact doesn't sell products or books and you won't see it on a late night infomercial. Unfortunately, at this point in time watching what goes in (calories) and increasing output (exercise to burn calories) is all there is. ...Read more

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What is the best over the counter. Med to reduce fever?

What is the best  over the counter. Med to reduce fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin: Fever reducing medications (antipyretics) include tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) and motrin/advil (ibuprofen). Both are equally effective. However, remember that fever is a symptom, not a disease. Symptoms need to be explored to find the cause. Best to consult with your doctor before starting a fever reducing medication. ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top over counter diet pill?

What do doctors think is the top over counter diet pill?

None: No diet pill has proven effective for anything other than short-term weight loss, usually through a combination of stimulants to reduce appetite and diuretics to get rid of water weight, the latter being not true weight loss. The pharmaceutical industry is working furiously to find an effective weight-loss pill because the market is huge; that they have not found one says a lot.Di. ...Read more

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What is the best diet pills to take at 16years old?

What is the best diet pills to take at 16years old?

Stay away from them!: Get off the couch and exercise, control your carbohydrate and calorie intake and avoid potentially harmful diet pills. ...Read more

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Which is the best antibacterial oral rinse available over the counter?

Which is the best antibacterial oral rinse available over the counter?

OTC Mouthrinses: It depends what you are trying to prevent. If you want to prevent cavities, use act Fluoride rinse. If you want to prevent gingivitis (bleeding gums), use listerine. If you want to prevent gingivitis and have dry mouth, use crest prohealth. (it does not have the alcohol that listerine does which can make dry mouth worse.). ...Read more

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Over the counter anxiety medication that you recommend?

Over the counter anxiety medication that you recommend?

OTC - anxiety: Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile may help. However, would recommend lifestyle changes first. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, meditation or yoga. Get med eval. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more