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Doctor insights on: Hydroxycut Diet Pill Vs Phentermine

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Is phentermine an effective diet pill?

Is phentermine an effective diet pill?

Yes and no: Safety depends on both the patient and the medication. You need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

Diet Pills (Definition)

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


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Phentermine diet pills? Is it a fast way to lose weight?

Phentermine diet pills? Is it a fast way to lose weight?

No: I would strongly avoid any and all dietary supplements as they will not provide long term weight loss and could possibly even be harmful. Weight loss requires dietary changes and moderate exercise - with a larger focus on making dietary changes. Those who look to pills even to "help" with weight loss usually are not truly ready for making the changes necessary for long term weight loss success. ...Read more

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What can I expect from the diet pill phentermine? Side effects?

What can I expect from the diet pill phentermine? Side effects?

Diet pills: 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

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What are the side effects of using phentermine 37.5 mg diet pills?

What are the side effects of using phentermine 37.5 mg diet pills?

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

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Are the diet pills fastin (phentermine) dangerous to take?

Are the diet pills fastin (phentermine) dangerous to take?

It is safe: Under your physician supervision. Like many other drugs Fastin (phentermine) has many side effects: dry mouth, insomnia, irritability, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, just to name a few. The excessive weight has also certain health risks.
Your doctor recommended this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Fastin (phentermine) XR or maxreduce diet pills, which is better?

Fastin (phentermine) XR or maxreduce diet pills, which is better?

Both bad: All over-the-counter diet pills can be dangerous and have not been proven to be very helpful. If you have any other medical problems like high blood pressure or are a smoker then these medications are very dangerous. The best way to lose weight is gradually. Increase your exercise to a minimum of 30 minutes walking/day and cut back on fatty foods, carbohydrates and sweets. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does fastin (phentermine) diet pills hurt you if you take too many?

Does fastin (phentermine) diet pills hurt you if you take too many?

Certainly can: Fastin (phentermine) contains phenylethylamine as its main active ingredient--found in high amounts in chocolate. At high enough doses, it can raise heart rate and possibly blood pressue. Also, probably doesn't work as weight loss drug. ...Read more

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I'm on phentermine 37.5, can I take any other diet pills with this? Including ACE diet pills?

I'm on phentermine 37.5, can I take any other diet pills with this? Including ACE diet pills?

No Way: You should never mix diet pills, Phentermine is a strong pill and should be take alone, never add more pills. Phentermine is a short aid to helping you reduce your extra calories,
taking it alone without exercise and food changes will not help at all. Enclosed are some of the food to change. ...Read more

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Can I take phentermine diet pill morning of root canal?

Can I take phentermine diet pill morning of root canal?

Yes, you can: Make sure your dentist is aware of all of the medications, including supplements and ask for the anesthetic without the epinephrine. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause your tsh level to be low? Phentermines?

Can diet pills cause your tsh level to be low? Phentermines?

Diet pills TSH: F unknown age or medical history asks: Can diet pills cause your tsh level to be low? ANS: Yes some can. Many OTC preps esp if from Mexico can contain thyroid. There is low and very low. Ask your Dr. Which assay was used? Phentermines? ANS: I don't understand this question. What about phentermine? ...Read more

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How long will the over-the-counter diet pill fastin (phentermine) test positive in you urine?

How long will the over-the-counter diet pill fastin (phentermine) test positive in you urine?

Good luck!: I show the generic (phentermine) still as a prescription-only medication. So, whatever is in the over-the-counter version is not likely its true namesake, or potentially in a very reduced strength--either of these may not give you the results you are hoping for, and toxicity risk. Phentermine can show in urine drug screen for 10-14 days per internet resources. ...Read more

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If I am taking lamictal would be harmful if I started taking diet pills such as 3 or fastin (phentermine)?

If I am taking lamictal would be harmful if I started taking diet pills such as 3 or fastin (phentermine)?

Not good idea: Diet pills such as these can make you feel more anxious and agitated, and in some cases could lower your seizure threshhold. Not advisable in any case. And if the Lamictal is for a mood disorder, diet pills could also lead to insomnia and further destabilization. Please talk with your own physician before using any over the counter medicine or supplement. ...Read more

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Can the diet pill phentermine cause your hair to thin?

Maybe: Phentermine is a stimulant and can therefore have an adverse effect on your metabolic balance. Phentermine stimulates your sympathetic nervous system (sns). Too much sns stimulation can cause catabolic breakdown of tissue in your body and could lead to hair loss. Also sns affects thyroid and could create hyperthyroid state which can also cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a fastin (phentermine) diet pill after taking aleve?

Is it safe to take a fastin (phentermine) diet pill after taking aleve?

Yes but: There is no reported interaction between Fastin (phentermine) and Aleve, but in some people sensitive to the stimulant effect of Fastin (phentermine) there can be an increase in blood pressure and renal effects. NSAIDS in some people can do this, and over a period of time chronic taking of either can have adverse cardiac effects. ...Read more

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How can I find a doctor that will prescribe me diet pills that aren't phentermine?

How can I find a doctor that will prescribe me diet pills that aren't phentermine?

Not good medicine: It is not good medicine to just prescribe whatever you want. A doctor will generally get a physical exam and history and find out what is going on and prescribe you a medication that is deemed appropriate for you based on the findings. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if Fastin (phentermine) (dietary supplement) would be safe for me. I already had my problems with diet pills so I'm a little worried.

Not effective: Dietary fastin contains phenylethylamine, a plant derived chemical that has mild stimulant properties. It is usually not very effective for weight loss. Prescription Fastin (phentermine) is no longer available, though other forms of phentermine are available, some (Qsymia) are approved for long term use. ...Read more

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I am on phentermine its a diet pill I have been on for 3 months. I have been reading online sometimes you get used to phentermine and to help with the weight loss I see people are taking 5htp long with the phentermine. I just want to know if 5htp is prett

I am on phentermine its a diet pill I have been on for 3 months. I have been reading online sometimes you get used to phentermine and to help with the weight loss I see people are taking 5htp long with the phentermine. I just want to know if 5htp is prett

? Question: Your question is incomplete but I am assuming you want to know if 5HTP causes weight loss. It, s action is indirect. Your first statement is correct as people develop tolerance to phentermine over time. 5HTP is a tryptophan derivative which is converted to serotonin in the brain. Serotonin works to prevent you from getting hungry. Avoid if on certain medications and consult your doctor before use. ...Read more

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Can I take phentermine 37.5 diet pill with high blood pressure medicine?

Can I take phentermine 37.5 diet pill with high blood pressure medicine?

Phentermine: I can't really answer this question because you didn't say which high blood pressure medication you are taking. However, I don't know too many physicians on healthtap who would recommend taking diet pills for weight loss. Weight loss requires physical activity & healthy nutrition with calories burned exceeding calories consumed. Take care. ...Read more

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I am on phentermine diet pills. My dentist has prescribed me amoxicillin for an infection. Can I still take the phentermine with it?

I am on phentermine diet pills. My dentist has prescribed me amoxicillin for an infection. Can I still take the phentermine with it?

Yes & no: There is not a specific drug interaction but if you don't eat or drink enough because of the Phentermine it can increase the negative reactions from the amoxicillin. I would recommend taking some form of pro-biotic such as acidopolous or cultural with your medications and plenty of water. ...Read more

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I want to take a diet pill I heard phentermine is good? Do u agree? I need help losing weight I have pcos and it making it difficult to shed a lb..

I want to take a diet pill I heard phentermine is good? Do u agree? I need help losing weight I have pcos and it making it difficult to shed a lb..

Not recommended: Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that has a 99 percent failure rate---long term. Yes it works when you take it but weeks later the weight starts returning. Vicious cycle. Pcos is a pre-diabetic state so a good diabetic diet and exercise is your best choice. Metformin is a medication used for to improve Insulin receptors and can help. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I've been thinking about taking diet pills, im 22 and I weigh 250. Would it be a bad idea to start taking hydroxycut? Regular diets haven't worked.

See doctor: You need a good health history, labs, stratify risk factors determine what meds are best for you, see if surgery is an option. Overall, it takes a lot of time (years) to loose weight. Lifestyle modification is the most important aspect, this is what takes time, concentration, adjustments, review, and dedication. ...Read more

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Do diet pills (mainly hydroxycut) have any effect on prolactin and other hormone levels? Sister takes them and has elevated levels. Just began both.

Do diet pills (mainly hydroxycut) have any effect on prolactin and other hormone levels? Sister takes them and has elevated levels. Just began both.

Who knows: Since nobody knows what's in the otc products. Besides, they don't help any medical problem and may be toxic. She shouldn't get her medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does crushing hydroxycut diet pills have the same effect as if one was to swallow them whole?

Does crushing hydroxycut diet pills have the same effect as if one was to swallow them whole?

Caution: Crushing pills can cause potency to be elevated significantly which on the case of hydroxyl it could cause heart palpitations and possible dangerous arrythmias and high blood pressure. Not recommended at all. A proper diet and regular exercise will last much longer than a pill. ...Read more

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Does hydroxycut really work? I've tried a few diet pills they have worked but when I stoped using them I started gaining weight again?

Does hydroxycut really work? I've tried a few diet pills they have worked but when I stoped using them I started gaining weight again?

Not much, if at all: There have been no accepted scientific trials demonstrating the effectiveness of hydroxycut. The company reports weight loss results, but there are scientific flaws in testing methods. The product contains caffeine, which may be the most active ingredient. The company has eliminated ingredients that were suspected to be harmful. Bottom line: save your money & focus on low carbs/more exercise:) ...Read more

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Do diet pills affect the effectiveness of birth control pills? I am contemplating taking hydroxycut max for women to help jumpstart my metabolism along with exercise and eating right but I wanted to make sure that it would not negatively affect my birth c

Do diet pills affect the effectiveness of birth control pills? I am contemplating taking hydroxycut max for women to help jumpstart my metabolism along with exercise and eating right but I wanted to make sure that it would not negatively affect my birth c

As: As far as I am aware diet pills do not interact with birth control pills, however you may wish to ask your gynecologist for another opinion. It sounds like you are on the right track with exercise and eating right. You may want to try this first before starting a diet pill. By eating five to six small meals a day you can jump start your metabolism. Also consider seeing a nutritionist for a dietary consultation.
Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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Phentermine (Definition)

Phentermine is been around for about 60 years. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant the bariatrician in the winter of 2008. Has a article gives a great description of the medication phentermine. I have used Phentermine over the last nine years without any complications whatsoever. We only give a half of a 37.5 mg ...Read more