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Doctor insights on: Hoodia Gordonii Extract Medication

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Do "hoodia gordonii" patches work safely for appetite supperssion?

Do "hoodia gordonii" patches work safely for appetite supperssion?

No formal studies: Try these instead: 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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Does hoodia gordonii cause heart problems and drop of blood pressure?

Does hoodia gordonii cause heart problems and drop of blood pressure?

Possibly: The true side effects are not know, but a few observational studies suggest cardiovascular side effects. We know its an effective appetite suppressant, but long term consequences remain unknown. Authenticity of the product should also be questioned. ...Read more

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How can hoodia interact with prescription drugs?

How can hoodia interact with prescription drugs?

Which drugs?: Patients should not take hoodia without first talking to their doctor if they•have diabetes or are taking a medicine to control blood sugar levels, •have any heart problems or take any heart medicines,
•have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder or are taking a medicine to increase or decrease the clotting of their blood such as aspirin, warfarin (coumadin), or heparin, •have known eating disorders. ...Read more

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Does hoodia help with losing weight?

Does hoodia help with losing weight?

It depends...: It's like most things. It works for some, and not for others. Be sure you are getting the hoodia from a reputable source. The effective dose: some people only need 1, 000 to 2, 500 mg per day while others need 3, 000 to 4, 500 mg per day. I'd recommend starting at the lower dose, and then increase if necessary. You should start seeing a difference within 2wks if you are going to respond. ...Read more

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Are there any major differences between phentermine and hoodia?

Are there any major differences between phentermine and hoodia?

Yes: Phentermine is used for a limited period of time to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet.. Phentermine is in a class of medications called anorectics. It works by decreasing appetite. Goofus is a natural plant supplement with similar activity. ...Read more

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What are hoodia pills?

Cactus diet pills: Extract of a south african cactus that is a modest appetite suppressant that may help dieters. ...Read more

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How does hoodia interact with prescriptions?

How does hoodia interact with prescriptions?

Depends on Rxs.: Patients should not take hoodia without first talking to their doctor if they•have diabetes or are taking a medicine to control blood sugar levels, •have any heart problems or take any heart medicines,
•have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder or are taking a medicine to increase or decrease the clotting of their blood such as aspirin, warfarin (coumadin), or heparin, •have known eating disorders. ...Read more

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Does hoodia interfere with coumadin/warfarin?

Does hoodia interfere with coumadin/warfarin?

No: I can find no report of a drug interaction. You should be aware that many products marketed as hoodia actually have no hoodia in them. ...Read more

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Does hoodia work for weight loss?

Does hoodia work for weight loss?

Probably not: There is no scientific information available, because there have been no scientific studies. What that generally means is, if it looks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, and walks like a duck...........In other words, quack! Save your money and meet with a qualified registered dietitian. Don't get your medical information from tv and the internet. ...Read more

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Does hoodia really work for weight loss?

Does hoodia really work for weight loss?

Probably not: There is no scientific information available, because there have been no scientific studies. What that generally means is, if it looks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, and walks like a duck...........In other words, quack! Save your money and meet with a qualified registered dietitian. Don't get your medical information from tv and the internet. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if diet pills with hoodia in them have any negative side effects?

Wanted to know if diet pills with hoodia in them have any negative side effects?

There is absolutely: NO scientific information that hoodia helps lose weight, except in your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Can the diet supplement hoodia really suppress appetite? Normal to have migraines or severe side effects from this?

Can the diet supplement hoodia really suppress appetite? Normal to have migraines or severe side effects from this?

CAREFUL: Some diet pills are dangerous. Best is portion control and little exercise, or carbs only for breakfast and not for lunch and dinner, wt watcher good. ...Read more

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I am excusively breastfeeding my 3 month old, is it safe to take hoodia to help with weight loss?

I am excusively breastfeeding my 3 month old, is it safe to take hoodia to help with weight loss?

No: There is no evidence that is effective. The ingredients aren't standardized and no good information how it is metabolized. So just unknown so not currently safe. All the best. ...Read more

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Is hemoroid really need to be removed or medication only can cure?

Is hemoroid really need to be removed or medication only can cure?

Depends: Hemorrhoids are best manage medically with proper diet and fluids and thereby avoiding constipation or diarrhea, either of which can cause hemorrhoidal symptoms and flares. Eat and drink properly and keep your hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Can lichen planus stops if offending medication removed?

Can lichen planus stops if offending medication removed?

Lichen Planus: Some drugs, such as arsenic, bismuth, or gold, can produce an eruption which appears identical to lichen planus. Exposure to certain chemicals used in the development of color photographs can also produce a similar rash. The long-term use of the drugs quinacrine or Quinidine (quinidine gluconate, Quinidine sulfate), which is used for malaria and certain microscopic organisms. Lp may stop with dc. ...Read more

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Can scars be removed by medication even after 6 months of the initial injury?

Can scars be removed by medication even after 6 months of the initial injury?

No: Scars are permanent. You still months left they heal all the way. Til then they will be more noticeable. Massage, topical silicone and sunblock are reasonable ways to make the scar the best it can be. Remember uv energy [sunlight] can tan a scar and make it more noticeable. ...Read more

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What if a dialysis patient takes a medication or something that isn't dialyzable and can't be removed by dialysis?

What if a dialysis patient takes a medication or something that isn't dialyzable and can't be removed by dialysis?

See below: Prescribing for pts on dialysis can be challenging. Many drugs are not cleared by the kidneys. The drug’s clearance and therapeutic index determine if a dose adjustment is needed. When prescribing for pts on dialysis, it is essential to consult a reference guide to determine if the drug is subject to renal clearance and requires a dose adjustment. Best to discuss with a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What happens if aspergilloma can't be surgically removed and the medications don't work, what happens then?

What happens if aspergilloma can't be surgically removed and the medications don't work, what happens then?

No medication: Aspergilloma is a cavity with Aspergillus inside in the lung. The only definitive treatment is surgery. Most Aspergilloma cause no direct ill effects and just need to be followed with yearly chest X rays. There are a few complications such as bleeding that require immediate treatment. Most cause no problems besides being there and having to be followed. ...Read more

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I'm taking no medications. I need to loose weight. Is green coffee bean extract good for you?

I'm taking no medications. I need to loose weight. Is green coffee bean extract good for you?

Fad diets dangerous: This fad diet is not safe or effective and I would advise you to stop the insanity. This is one more fad diets that looks 'clinical'
but is designed to make some people rich and to keep it's clients obese.

That much caffeine is well known to cause diarrhea and other GI upset.

You will return to normal when you stop this product.

Now weight loss principles are well known and work! ...Read more

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Does it hurt to have a tooth removed? What type of medication is could for removing a tooth?

Does it hurt to have a tooth removed? What type of medication is could for removing a tooth?

Tolerance: Everyone is different and so is everyone's ability to accept pain. One person may be able to take lots of pain but not say a thing, conversely, another may say it's killing them. Lidocaine is usually used to remove teeth for local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Please can you tell me what is this medication for? Medication-Procart (chondrotin Sulfate and curcumin extract).

Please can you tell me what is this medication for? Medication-Procart (chondrotin Sulfate and curcumin extract).

Inflammation joint: Chondroitin Sulfate is usually used to help with chronic degenerative joint disease. Chondroitin helps to preserve cartilage and support joint health. Curcumin is an anti inflammatory to help in more acute situations. This combination may help with chronic joint pain and or swelling. ...Read more

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Can a benign enlarged prostate of an over 80 year old male be treated with medication or must it be partially removed?

Can a benign enlarged prostate of an over 80 year old male be treated with medication or must it be partially removed?

Other BPH Options: While a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) remains an excellent option for bph, there are several other surgical therapies. They are less likely to have side effects more common in turp, such as incontinence, impotence, retrograde ejaculation, or TUR syndrome (absorbing too much fluid during surgery). If medications fail or are intolerable, ask your urologist about tumt, tuna or gyrus. ...Read more

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How the pins are removed from bunion foot what medication required?

How the pins are removed from bunion foot what medication required?

Very confused: By your question. You are not supposed to remove any pins yourself.....If the are pins that get removed the doctor does that. There is no medication required for them to do that. If you experience pain they may decide to give you some local anesthesia. Please don't touch the pins yourself. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for hyperthyroidism if I don't want my thyroid removed?

What is the best medication for hyperthyroidism if I don't want my thyroid removed?

2 options: Antithyroid medication, like Methimazole or ptu, (propylthiouracil) are available. However, both come with side effects risk: liver toxicity and some potential toxicity to the part of bone marrow which is part of the immune system. Ptu (propylthiouracil) has been given a black box warning because of its association with some cases of liver failure. Radioablation is another treatment- oral radioactive iodine destroys the thyroid. ...Read more

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How do I treat wisdom tooth? I do not want to get it removed. Is there any medication that can help?

How do I treat wisdom tooth? I do not want to get it removed. Is there any medication that can help?

It depends: If the tooth needs to be removed for any number of reasons, extensive decay, cyst, damage to adjacent tooth, insufficient room to erupt, etc, then only removing the tooth will resolve the problem. If it's just a temporary issue, antibiotics, pain medication, rinses, plus some other techniques may help. Discuss with your own dentist. ...Read more

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My dad has prostrate enlargement. He is under medication. Now he wants to get it removed. What ate the best treatment options?

My dad has prostrate enlargement. He is under medication. Now he wants to get it removed. What ate the best treatment options?

Prostate Surgery: I no of no reason to have a prostate removed unless it is cancerous and cannot be treated any other way. This question should be directed specifically to your father's urologist. ...Read more

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I am taking my thyroid medication for years after I surgicaly removed my thyroid yet my weight hasn't changed&im still a bit overweight after mysurgery?

I am taking my thyroid medication for years after I surgicaly removed my thyroid yet my weight hasn't changed&im still a bit overweight after mysurgery?

Thyroid: There are a lot of variables so it is tough to say what the problem is. Are you taking enough synthroid (thyroxine)? Is your t3/t4 normal? Do you overeat, snack on sweets/junk food, eat too many carbs? Do you exercise (not walking but real cardio exercise)? You made need to one, a few, or all of these things. ...Read more