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Best weight loss pills still on the market?

Best weight loss pills still on the market?

Wt loss pills: As of 3/24/12, there are only two drugs approved by the fda for weight loss. They are not the best. There are pros and cons with them: Phentermine and orlistat. There is an over the counter lower dose version of orlistat called alli. That's it. We need more pills for weight loss but they should be used as adjunct (in addition) to the main treatment: diet and exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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 are the safest yet effective weight loss pills?

What are the safest yet effective weight loss pills?

Three FDA approved: fat blockers (xenical), amphetamine, and serotonin drugs. And in all, when you stop them, the weight comes back because they do not change behavior. eat less, exercise more. the psychological barriers to that closely fit with all other compulsive behaviors. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ details (in a highly tongue in cheek way) the science and practical ways to change. ...Read more

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Can i take weight loss pills while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can i take weight loss pills while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Why?: Weight loss pills (otc) don't work, and prescription pills only work as long as you take them. Why not learn how to eat less and exercise for the rest of your life rather than depending upon pills that won't help you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Where can I buy the cheapest and most effective weight loss pill?

Where can I buy the cheapest and most effective weight loss pill?

Weight loss: Any weight loss pill can have side effects. Most common ingredients include stimulants like caffeine, which can aggravate some people. I t is best to start cautiously with any new supplement to determine effectiveness. Best strategy is to eat less and exercise more. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter weight loss and fat burning pill without caffiene?

What is the best over-the-counter weight loss and fat burning pill without caffiene?

Raspberry Keytones: Animal studies have shown an increase in lipolysis, or fat breakdown, with the use of raspberry keytone supplementation. Anecdotal studies in humans suggest that when combined with calorie restriction and exercise, raspeberry keytones may enhance weight loss. ...Read more

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Which are the best weight loss pills?

Which are the best weight loss pills?

NONE ARE SAFE: All diet pills are extremely risky.Not only can they dysregulate your metabolic system and your stress response system, thereby increasing the risk for developing depression & anxiety, they can interfere with absorption of nutrients and set up an individual for developing a serious eating disorder, which then has a damaging & dangerous course of its own! ...Read more

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Is there any safe pills on the market that will make you lose weight? Or does only perscribed diet pills work and the safest?

Is there any safe pills on the market that will make you lose weight? Or does only perscribed diet pills work and the safest?

Pills not the answer: Diet pills are not the answer.Learning to eat for you is the answer.Decrease carbs, increase protein, stop soda and sugar.See your md for help. Why we get fat a great book by gary taubes will give you good information.Also see our web page www.Weighstation.Net for more information. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on the effectiveness and safety of using garcinia camboga to help reduce/limit fat, lose weight?

What is your opinion on the effectiveness and safety of using garcinia camboga to help reduce/limit fat, lose weight?

Diet Frauds: You must understand that if there really were a product that could lead patients to real and lasting weight loss we, as physicians, would be handing it out at every medical appointment and that this revolution would be announced on every media outlet. There are currently no such products. This, that you ask about, is once again something designed to separate the hopeful from their money. ...Read more

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What is the best weight loss pills? I need results fat!

No quick fix here...: Sorry to let you down, but your best bet is a diet high in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and low fat sources of protein. Exercise is critical to maintaining weight loss. Looking for a quick answer will get you only short-term results. Good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more

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On which birth conrol method am i least likely to gain weight? And if you gain weight on birth control, can the weight go away over time if u quit?

On which birth conrol method am i least likely to gain weight? And if you gain weight on birth control, can the weight go away over time if u quit?

Non hormonal methods: Best long term birth control with no chance of weight gain is the copper iud (paragard). New birth control pills don't cause weight gain like the older ones did. But some people want no hormones at all. That's paragard. The depo shot causes the most drastic weight gain. ...Read more

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What is the number one weight loss supplement out on the market?

What is the number one weight loss supplement out on the market?

Sleep: Studies show that for every hour you short yourself of sleep, you eat up to 500 extra calories a day to try to make up for the missing energy. ...Read more

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At my age...What's the easiest way to lose weight without taking pills.

At my age...What's the easiest way to lose weight without taking pills.

Calories: Start by keeping a daily calorie count for about one week. After you see what your average calorie intake is per day....Just cut out 500 calories per day and you will loose 1lb per week. If that is too hard, then try and walk about 20-30 minutes per day...That will burn about 250 calories and all you have to cut from your diet is about 250 calories to loose that same 1 lb/week. ...Read more

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The only reason I am on birth control pill is due to pcos related hair loss, will adding saw palmetto help hair loss or will it counter birth control.

The only reason I am on birth control pill is due to pcos related hair loss, will adding saw palmetto help hair loss or will it counter birth control.

Saw palmetto: There is no evidence that it will help your hair, but evidence that it may interfere with your birth control. Are you on Metformin for the real problem with PCOS and testosterone? That being insulin resistance. If not suggest it to your physician or see an endocrinologist. Your best bet would be to see a dermatologist for help with your hair loss. ...Read more

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Will taking rapid weight loss shakes effect my birth control pills effectiveness? Because I know antibiotics do that to the pill.

Will taking rapid weight loss shakes effect my birth control pills effectiveness? Because I know antibiotics do that to the pill.

They Shouldn't: Weight loss shakes should not affect the efficacy of your birth control pills, unless they contain some form of herbal preparation or medication. However, i advise against rapid weight loss shakes, as rapid weight loss can be dangerous. One should not lose more than 2-3 pounds a week on a weight loss plan. Plus, if you rapidly drop weight, you will rapidly gain it back without lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which is the best supplement for weight loss?

Any suggestions on which is the best supplement for weight loss?

LIFESTYLE CHANGE: THE SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY EXISTS BECAUSE WE FAIL TO ADAPT HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE CHANGES. LOW GLYCEMIC-SUGAR DIET, DAILY EXERCISE OR WALKING FOR 60 MINS/DAY, 7-8 HRS OF SLEEP. LOW STRESS, NO TOBACCO USE, MINIMAL ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND SPEAKING WITH A NUTRITIONIST. ...Read more

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What % of people taking qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) lost >15 pounds in the first 3 months? What was the overall average pounds lost by each person on the qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) study?

What % of people taking qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) lost >15 pounds in the first 3 months? What was the overall average pounds lost by each person on the qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) study?

Complicated answer: There were 3 trials involving Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) and depending on how the authors analyzed the data, the degree of weight loss was different. In the equip study, one analysis showed a 5% weight loss at 52 weeks on the lower dose of qsymia (phentermine and topiramate). But this was in severely obese people (bmi>35) so the effects may not be applicable to lower bmi people. Talk with your doc about risks/benefits, and if right for you. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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