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How quickly can orlistat make you lose weight?

How quickly can orlistat make you lose weight?

Modest weight loss: Prescription strength people lost 6 pounds over a year and over the counter version people lost 3 pounds over a year per review articles. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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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Is orlistat a good medication to have to lose weight without side effects for teenagers?What does it do?

Is orlistat a good medication to have to lose weight without side effects for teenagers?What does it do?

Avoid Orlistat: There is no diet pill that is both safe and effective in proving long term and healthy weight loss. You must get out of the mindset that there is some magic trick to changing weight other than changing how one eats, what one eats and how much they move with exercise. Weight loss works when one limits their calories, makes sure most of the calories are protein and then exercise. ...Read more

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I'm using metformin to lose weight, when in the day should I use this pill and what abt the dosage, is it ok if I use orlistat with metformin together?

I'm using metformin to lose weight, when in the day should I use this pill and what abt the dosage, is it ok if I use orlistat with metformin together?

Not indicated: Metformin is a drug used to manage hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus. There are some unlabelled uses of metformin, such as prevention of type 2 dm and management of polycystic ovary syndrome. Although it can help you lose weight, the amount lost is usually modest. Diabetics usually take it with a meal to decrease GI upset. I don't know of any contraindication to use with orlistat. ...Read more

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I'm 26, 64 kilos started useing orlistat 120mg to lose weight if I use multivitamins is the dosage ok for me?If I use it for 1month will i get results

I'm 26, 64 kilos started useing orlistat 120mg to lose weight if I use multivitamins is the dosage ok for me?If I use it for 1month will i get results

Dietary intake: Orlistat keeps some fat that you eat from being absorbed by your body. It is used with a reduced-calorie diet and weight maintenance to treat obesity in people with certain risk factors (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol or triglycerides). You will lose weight if you limit your intake and increase your consumption of calories by exercise. Helpful drugs are only temporary. ...Read more

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How exactly does xenical work? I know it stops some fat from being absorbed but i dont understand how that can make you lose weight. Its only 30%!!!

How exactly does xenical work? I know it stops some fat from being absorbed but i dont understand how that can make you lose weight. Its only 30%!!!

Fat blocker: By blocking the fat absorption, your body is deprived of that fat/calorie, otherwise would have had that excess fat. Bottom line is cutting down the intake. ...Read more

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How long it takes to lose weight (30 lbs) with xenical and exercise?

How long it takes to lose weight (30 lbs) with xenical and exercise?

It depends ...: On how many calories you're eating and to some extent how much exercise you're doing. Losing 1-2 pounds a week is a reasonable rate. To keep the weight off it's important to make permanent changes to your diet and activity levels. Exercise is very important for maintaining weight loss. Xenical has been shown to help weight loss, but it's not a permanent solution. Find reasons to stay motivated. ...Read more

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If taking xenical and precose (acarbose) together can help me lose weight?

They will teach you: Hi. Taking both Xenical AND Precose will sure teach you to stay away from the sugars & fats at a party! There will be a toxic cloud around you! ;-) I wouldn't prescribe them. I think both Belviq (lorcaserin) & Qsymia are more effective and better tolerated. Eat healthy and exercise regularly for life. Healthy lifestyle doesn't cause a lot of weight loss, but it helps, and it sets up good behavior patterns. ...Read more

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