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How Do Xenical Pills Work
See below: Xenical works in the presence of dietary fat and reduces the absorption of dietary fat by approximately 30%. The body will naturally tap into existing body fat stores for energy, which will result in a loss of body fat provided a balanced diet and regular physical activity is undertaken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: Most weight loss pills over the counter have substances in them that are a type of naturally occurring caffeine to give your body an energy boost. Some people consider this a slight increase in metabolism. Also, they often have some type of appetite suppressant or water pill. There are various types and i recommend you ask your physician prior to taking one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interrupts hormones: Mifepristone (aka ru 486) works by interrupting the pregnancy hormones which support the growth of the growing fetus and placenta. About 48 hours later, another medicine called Misoprostol is taken to help expel the pregnancy. This type of abortion is best done prior to 7 weeks, although sometime can be used even later up to 9 weeks. ...Read more
Magic pills?: There is no magic pill. If you are referring to the supplement, it is a combination of organic substances that are supposed to be natural. Over the counter supplements are not regulated by the fda and not always well studied. Things like the "magic pill" supplement are usually gimmicky items. If you want a "magic pill" eat healthy, clean, low in saturated fats, cut sodas increase physical activity. ...Read more
Depends: There are lots of sleeping pillos so this is very broad question. Many rx sleep pills work by gaba in brain or with receptors that suppress 'wake.' these may come in many forms like antihistamines, benzodiazepines, alcohol. Differences with them are how addicting they are and how long they last. Typically the sleep is all stage 2 which is relatively light sleep. ...Read more
Depends: There are lots of different types of diet pills, some of which are filled with inert substances that would never cause an overdose. For other diet pills, it would depend on the active incredient and strength of the pill. Most medications come with guidelines about maximum recommended dosages, and it is best to stay within the recommended dose. ...Read more
BCP: Works in three ways, 1- by inhibiting ovulation, 2-by creating a very thin lining(endometrium), making it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant in the uterus, 3-creates a hostile cervical mucus that doesn't allow the sperms to undergo capacitation and swim freely upstream. Also decreases to motility of the tubes making it difficult for sperm and egg to get together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nopalina: They seem to work well for making money for those selling them. Whether they do anything constructive health-wise for anyone remains unproven. ...Read more
Diet pills: I am not a fan of diet pills. A proper diet is much safer. I do recognize that your weight loss would be quicker with pills but I don't think you will feed as good. You need to exercise regularly if you can and also go on-line to "NuVal" and get a good idea of what foods are good, not so good, and bad for you. ...Read more
I bought grapefruit diet pills. I read you can use them to lose weight. How much weight will i lose and how fast?
Define "working": I'm not sure what you mean by "working." you're generally not going to notice any benefit from taking a multivitamin unless you happen to have a symptomatic vitamin deficiency. Some people think that vitamins will given them "energy, " but that's not the case unless you have a deficiency. ...Read more
Do diet pills, such as slimquick, really work? If so, how? Do they speed up your metabolism? Are they safe to use?
Short: Fix with many side effects. Excessive, whatcha caloric intake is a more effective permanent solution. ...Read more
Birth Control: Hello AndreaA299. Some package inserts advise protection after 7 days but I advised condoms for at least a month after initiating a contraceptive. For maximum protection against pregnany and the only available protection against sexually transmitted diseases, I suggest condom use each and every time even after that first month. For consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd code PNYTKV. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on when in your cycle you started the pills. If you started on the first day of bleeding, it's effective right away. If later in your cycle, it typically takes 7 days to take effect, so use back up birth control prior to then. It also may depend on when you last had sex, and what you used for protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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