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Is it okay to take orlistat and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) at the same time?

Is it okay to  take orlistat and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) at the same time?

Ask your physician: Posts like this are always challenging to respond to because I do not know you, your medical history, current allergies/list of medications, etc. Please ask your primary care physician this question...It is better for you if you do. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kalina
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Ephedrine (Definition)

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Can I use Ephedrine (ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) sulfate) to improve my alertness on extremely busier days? If ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a stimulant, what is the safest dose to take it and reduce sleepiness at day time?

Ehedrine: Recommend you check the Rand Report at http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB4556/index1.html You may have been much younger when it was pulled off the market for a period of time, but I personally knew a young man , 25, military and no heart disease history, training on a hot day and died of a heart attack, that was linked to his use of ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) years before. He had not taken for 5+year ...Read more

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How safe is orlistat if taken 3 times a day? What woykd happen if i take it more than 3 times a day?

How safe is orlistat if taken 3 times a day? What woykd happen if i take it more than 3 times a day?

Side effects: Taking more than the recommended dose increase your chance for side effects: flatulence, fecal urgency, anal leakage...there's no need to go above the recommended dosage. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight.I weigh 100kg, 5'5" tall.Im high in cholesterol.Is it safe and effective if i take metformin & orlistat at d same time?

I want to lose weight.I weigh 100kg, 5'5" tall.Im high in cholesterol.Is it safe and effective if i take metformin & orlistat at d same time?

Obese: This is a question best posed to your doctor who knows your condition overall. It is possible to take these together but it may/may not be the best idea for you. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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If i take ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) could one of the side effects make me feel like i can't breath?

If i take ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) could one of the side effects make me feel like i can't breath?

See below: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) stimulates beta-adrenergic receptors and releases norepinephrine. Adverse reactions are insomnia, nausea, headaches , dizzines, s anxiety , palpitations , tachycardia. The question is why are you taking it.? This is not a drug that you should be doing without physicians oversight. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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Took 15mg of Adderall and supplemented it with 25 mg of ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Will i get the same effect?

No, and you shouldn't: be playing doctor (or pharmacist). Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) has been removed from the American market for some time because it has a great potential to increase pulse and blood pressure, and was associated with a number of severe adverse events in patients taking them, as was phenylpropylamine. What you are doing is abuse, and is not helping your ADHD. Discuss with your psychiatrist if you are having problems. ...Read more

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Can I take sudafed pe while breastfeeding? The pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) free one?

Can I take sudafed pe while breastfeeding? The pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) free one?

Sub if possible. : The oral bioavailability of phenylephrine is only about 40%, so the drug is unlikely to reach the infant in large amounts. However, intravenous or oral administration of phenylephrine might decrease milk production. Because no information is available on the use of oral phenylephrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. ...Read more

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Is ephedrine safe as a wt loss aid to help suppress appetite? Only 20 lbs to lose as my BMI is just over avg. I take prozac (fluoxetine). Need appetite self contro

Is ephedrine safe as a wt loss aid to help suppress appetite? Only 20 lbs to lose as my BMI is just over avg. I take prozac (fluoxetine). Need appetite self contro

No: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is somewhat effective as an appetite suppressant but is generally not considered safe for frequent use because it is a stimulant that shares similar properties with cocaine. As a result it can cause elevations of blood pressure and rarely dangerous heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Ephedrine Sulfate (Definition)

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