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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Appetite Suppressants While Breastfeeding

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Can I take appetite suppressants or weight loss shakes while breastfeeding?

Can I take appetite suppressants or weight loss shakes while breastfeeding?

Weight Loss: I do not think it is wise to do either while you are nursing. The act of nursing itself causes some weight loss, but to give your child all the nutrition it needs takes a lot of calories and energy. You can not do this while suppressing your appetite. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Can you really take Prozac (fluoxetine) with any appetite suppressants?

Can you really take Prozac (fluoxetine) with any appetite suppressants?

Yes: However Prozac like any ssri has a potential to cause weight gain, wellbutrin (bupropion) or viiibryd may be better alternatives for people who are focused in keeping weight off. ...Read more

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Can you really take appetite suppressants with ssris?

Can you really take appetite suppressants with ssris?

Yes: However any ssri has a potential to cause weight gain, wellbutrin (bupropion) or viiibryd may be better alternatives for people who are focused in keeping weight off. ...Read more

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Are there any fat burners or appetite suppressants you could take if you are on paxil (paroxetine)?

Are there any fat burners or appetite suppressants you could take if you are on paxil (paroxetine)?

Foods: Water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Are there appetite suppressants? I take seroquel (quetiapine) its the only stronger medicine that helps me sleep but I gain weight I lost 54 pounds on suppressant

Are there appetite suppressants? I take seroquel (quetiapine) its the only stronger medicine that helps me sleep but I gain weight I lost 54 pounds on suppressant

Appetite suppression: Yes, there are appetite suppressants that can be prescribed -- but can also aggravate other symptoms. I believe you wrote about having been on adipex previously. Other possible helps could be topomax and metformin -- not really "appetite suppressants" but may help with weight gain. Best of all is for you to increase activity and review your foods carefully with a nutritionist. Be well. ...Read more

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Are there people who should not take chemical appetite suppressants?

Yes: People with high blood pressure should not take chemical appetite suppressants. Also, check with your doctor to make sure the active ingredients don't interact with any medications you are on. There is little evidence that appetite ssupressants help with weight loss. ...Read more

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Can you really take phentermine appetite suppressants while taking cefuroxime?

Can you really take phentermine appetite suppressants while taking cefuroxime?

No known interaction: There are no known drug interactions between Phentermine and cefuroxime, but if you are being treated for an infection, your body will heal better if you take a break from the Phentermine and eat a healthy balanced diet. ...Read more

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Can I take appetite pill while breastfeeding?

Can I take appetite pill while breastfeeding?

Drugs & breastfeedin: Please be careful about taking any medications when breastfeeding as most of them are secreted into breast milk and can adversely affect your baby. Please consult your OB or the baby's pediatrician before you take that appetite pill to confirm its safety for the baby. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Could you take fastin (phentermine) or another appetite suppresant safely during breastfeeding?

Could you take fastin (phentermine) or another appetite suppresant safely during breastfeeding?

No: Phentermine, the active ingredient in Fastin, (phentermine) is not safe while breastfeeding. Losing weight during breastfeeding can be achieved with a balanced diet, limiting starchy and sugary and processed foods, and gentle exercise. ...Read more

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Can one take weight loss medications such as phenrx. Pm which are appetite suppressants and antidepressants togather. ..as I suffer from migraines?

Can one take weight loss medications such as phenrx. Pm which are appetite suppressants and antidepressants togather. ..as I suffer from migraines?

Not a great idea-NO!: Contact your doctor first before doing any type of combination medication regimen. You may experience additive side effects from combining them together, and or a drug-drug interaction. You need to explore the migraine issue further, and not take phentermine RX at the same time. ...Read more

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Losing so much while breastfeeding. Can I take appetite stimulant to increase my calorie intake? I have very little appetite. Please help.

PeanutButterPowerBar: Well, think of it this way, you'll take the appetite stimulant and then some of it will get into your breast milk and the baby will get some of it & will then want to take more milk. So where does that get you? Taking an inappropriate drug at the wrong time and then sharing it with the wrong person. And both of you eating more. Better to find food with high calories you can eat in small amounts ...Read more

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How do appetite suppressants really work?

How do appetite suppressants really work?

In many ways: There are many appetite suppressants on the market all working in different ways..... The classic appetite suppressant is in the stimulant class and works to increase energy and promote satiety so that you think about food less and when you eat food you are satisfied sooner....This is the class that Phentermine falls in. Another appetite suppressant works on filling the stomach or delaying. .... ...Read more

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Is it true that appetite suppressants are drugs?

Is it true that appetite suppressants are drugs?

Yes: Any chemical that you take into your body that produces a change in the way your body functions (for good or for ill) is, be definition, a drug. Government regulations may group things into "drug" and "non-drug" categories for regulatory purposes but they are still drugs. Herbal and dietary supplements can have a huge impact on the drugs your doc is prescribing so please tell them everything! ...Read more

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Affordable appetite suppressants that work for stress eating?

Affordable appetite suppressants that work for stress eating?

Two problems here: You're describing two problems--stress & binge eating. Appetite suppressants will likely address neither however. Explore stress management options through your work, patient education centers, &/or local counselors. Exercise rather than reach for food, & keep on-hand only healthy choices if you must snack. Chewing gum, a big glass of water, carrots & celery sticks may help curb your appetite. ...Read more

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Do you recommend over-the-counter diet pills/appetite suppressants?

Do you recommend over-the-counter diet pills/appetite suppressants?

No. Healthy diet: Exercise 30 minutes a day and try these foods. Water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Do any appetite suppressants really work or are they a waste of money?

Absolutely work: Meds must be used in combo and result in >10% wt loss in majority of patients who I prescribe them in. But, wt often returns when meds are stopped. Like BP meds, they may be needed indefinately. ...Read more

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Are there appetite suppressants that don't really increase blood pressure?

Are there appetite suppressants that don't really increase blood pressure?

Healthy foods: Water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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