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Could Diet Pills Have Severe Side Effects When Mixed With Alcohol
Diet pills: It depends on the type of diet pills. Some are in the category of stimulants, which suppress one's appetite. Therefore, one may be able to drink more alcohol without feeling sleepy, for example. This may lead to a dangerous situation, like trying to drive while under the influence. As such, I would be very careful. A single glass of wine or one beer is okay, but I would stop there. Good luck. ...Read more
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
What do you advise if I was trying to do some research on the side effects for diet pills. And what would happen if a person younger than 18say 17 took them?
Well....: Since the chemicals in them are very similar to ritalin (methylphenidate) and other ADHD medications.... not generally all that bad. BUT needs to be controlled and regulated to watch for 1) inappropriate weight 2) addiction 3) growth stunting those happen. Cardiovascular and blood pressure effects which the drugs do, don't happen in young people except really really rarely. ...Read more
Side effects: There are very few, if any, medications that have no side effects. Our bodies are wondrously complex and delicately balanced machines. To tinker with one part using a medication almost always causes additional effects in another part. The goal is to minimize these side effects but they are almost always there to some extent. ...Read more
Can you take diet pills while on isotretinoin (40mg pills once a day)? Will one cancel out the other or even cause bad side effects?
Sure. But wise? No!: Look it up, e.g. Search google "isotretinoin 40mg nih". Next, do safe & effective diet pills exist? No! by law, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, for dietary supplements sold otc, the marketers are exempt from evaluating & proving their claims. Victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes (not wt. Loss per-se), are helpful for wt? . Best cut the carbs, study nusi. Org, “sugar: the bitter truth” & exercise. ...Read more
What are the side effects of using diet pills if your under 18? I'm under 18, and I would like to use diet pills. Will it harm my health to use them?
How old are you?: Is your bmi 30 or above and if you've been unsuccessful with diet and exercise alone, it would be reasonable to add appetite suppressants to a physician supervised program of proper nutrition and adequate exercise. It also depends on other health conditions you have and medications you may be on. Side effects include increased heart rate, insomnia, dry mouth, constipation. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more
See below: Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries that is thought to help for weight loss. Some research in animals or in test tubes shows that it might increase some measures of metabolism. It might also affect a hormone in the body called adiponectin. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is no reliable scientific evidence that it improves weight loss when taken. ...Read more
Side effects: It works on the sympathetic nervous system so some common reactions are: palpitations, tachycardia, elevated blood pressure, insomina, nervousness, headache, tremor, diarrhea, unpleasant taste...You might have some or none of the above. Call your doctor to discuss if any new symptoms occur while starting the drug. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm only 5'8 and 200 lbs. I'm wondering if I should take diet pills. What are the short term and long term side effects?
Real: This is a very pricey mix of things; psyllium will bulk your stools and senna is a laxative. Claims for acai haven't stood up to examination and I doubt that mango is a real appetite suppressant. But the first two will make your gut feel different and give you the idea you've eaten something magic -- the principle of the "active placebo." it's your money. ...Read more
I want loose weight so what diet pills I can use (the less side effects)please mention the name with side effects. I am 17 years old.
Avoid Diet Pills: Avoid using diet pills to lose weight. The over the counter diet pills contain ingredients that can make you jittery, affect your heart and blood pressure. The best way to lose weight is eating a balanced diet, portion control and exercise. Talk to your doctor and/or a registered dietitian for the safest ways to maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more
Are there any safe diet pills? Eating healthy and exercise yes but can any pill help with no side effects or vitamin?
Took OTC diet pills w/1, 3 DMAA, ephedra, synephrine etc 3mos, quit, almost had HRT attk 6/20.Chest pain, sob still present but not as often. Side effects?
Stop pills: If you stopped taking the pills in June, 6 weeks ago, after what felt like a heart attack, then the substances are long gone from your body and are not the source of the symptoms. If you are still taking diet pills, they could be causing the symptoms and should be stopped. I recommend seeing your doctor for these very concerning symptoms. ...Read more
Lypodryl is a diet pill claiming to be all natural is it safe to take of not what r some side effects?
Difficult to say: I don't recommend this treatment for my patients. Treatments such as this are not regulated by any outside source, therefore, you may or may not be getting consistent delivery of the active metabolite. Also, there is not enough data on it's safety. Because of these reasons, I would recommend an alternative weight loss therapy. ...Read more
Why: Who knows what's in otc diet pills. The fda doesn't know as it never checks them unless people begin to die. The better question is will it have any good effects, and the answer is no. You need to learn how to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life, not a pill for an experiment. Don't get your medical info from tv or the internet. ...Read more
Diet pills are not the best way to control your weight. Losing weight rapidly is not ideal. I would recommend:
# Go on-line and look up "NuVal" that will help with your eating habits.
# Exercise as readily as you can.
# Possibly see a dietitian for more advice and help.
Don't lose weight in a hurry. ...Read more
I took a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) then accidentally took my diet pill and I have been having weird side effects for last 6 hrs and can't fall asleep?
Below: Any effect from t he Benadyl should wear off within 6-8 hours of taking it ...Read more
I have a close friend and she using alliance diet pills to lose weight. Is that healthy as being a diabetic? Just want to be on a safe side.
Not helpful: Since that medication is over the counter, who knows what's in it. There is no nonprescription weight loss pill that has been shown to be effective in scientific trials. They are also not evaluated by the fda. Could they be harmful? Sure. More importantly, they won't be helpful. The only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. ...Read more
Horrible: The international programme on chemical safety, says ingesting isopropyl alcohol can be lethal (8 oz lethal -adult & 3 oz lethal- child). It can cause vomiting, seizures, loss of consciousness & respiratory problems. Isoproply alcohol would only be consumed by someone who was stupid or someone who was suicidal. If are considering suicide - please go to your nearest er for help. ...Read more
What foods could cause side effects while taking flagyl? I don't drink alcohol, so that shouldn't be a concern. I just would like to know what issafe to eat while on flagyl. Thanks :)
Alcohol: Excess sedation, confusion at high dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prob not a good idea: I am guessing you are taking it for mood stability. Alcohol is bad for mood stability. Also, not sure about lamictal, but with ssris, alcohol washes the medication out of the body, and the med is trying to build to a steady blood level. See the problem? In addition to alcohol being a depressant, it lowers the blood level of many meds. ...Read more
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