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Is taking Alli diet pills with laxatives a good idea?

Is taking Alli diet pills with laxatives a good idea?

Probably not: Alli typically will cause loose fatty stools. This in combo with laxatives could cause electrolyte problems not to mention incontinence. This is not a healthy way to lose weight if that is what you're trying to do. Alli with a balanced diet minus the laxatives would be a safer bet. ...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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On prenatal vitamins at the same tym taking Alli diet pills. As a result, I have to take centrum every nyt. Centrum contains 400mcg follic acid. Safe?

On prenatal vitamins at the same tym taking Alli diet pills. As a result, I have to take centrum every nyt. Centrum contains 400mcg follic acid. Safe?

Rec: Change Strategy: Why the belief, other than marketing, that you "need" extra vitamins? Buyer beware always applies; look for my answer “...Good idea to take a multivitamin daily...”. Alli not very effective & ↑ GI problems, etc. Better: 1. Cut carbs & quantity. Study nusi.Org, videos: "sugar: the bitter truth" & “how the government makes you fat” 2. Avoid otc products. 3. Find great md, ex & maybe:victoza+/-symlin. ...Read more

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How effective are the orlistat and Alli diet pills?

How effective are the orlistat and Alli diet pills?

Moderately: Orlistat (or alli) keeps the body from absorbing a lot of fat in the food. If you are able to stay on a low fat diet, you can lose weight on it. However if you eat a fatty meal, you can have diarrhea and intestinal discomfort. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Alli diet pills when trying to have a baby?

Is it safe to take Alli diet pills when trying to have a baby?

Yes: Alli (orlistat) is a weight-loss aid that binds fat in the intestine. It is not absorbed into the bloodstream, so it stays in the GI tract, carrying fat out with stool. Weight loss is not wise during pregnancy, so discontinue the Alli once you know you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is the diet pill Alli safe to take?

Can you tell me is the diet pill Alli safe to take?

Diet pills: Much better for you to see a dietitian.

Also, go to the web and look up "diet and weight loss". Focus on the articles that discuss "diet and exercise". ...Read more

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Can you tell me some opinions on the diet pill alli?

Can you tell me some opinions on the diet pill alli?

Diet pill: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting or a pill, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, ; start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Most physicians wouldn't suggest a diet pill. ...Read more

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Can the diet pill Alli be safe to take for me if I am gluten intolerant?

Can the diet pill Alli be safe to take for me if I am gluten intolerant?

Diet pill: Do you really need a diet pill?
If you think you are overweight there are ways to overcome this.

One is to exercise regularly - don't over do it.

The other is to learn more about the foods you eat. Look up "NuVal" on the web and you may be in for some surprises about which foods are good for you and those that are not. ...Read more

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Which is a better diet pill: xenical or alli?

Which is a better diet pill: xenical or alli?

Xenical: Alli is the over the counter version of xenical and contains only half of the strength of xenical, thus it is weaker. In general, these meds should only be used as adjunct (add on) to proper diet and exercise discretion. As of 7/22/2012, xenical is one of only 4 drugs fda-approved for weight loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any opinions on the diet pill alli?

Can you tell me of any opinions on the diet pill alli?

So not like: It causes diarrhea if you eat fat. It just forces you to eat right . Better just to follow a healthy diet ...Read more

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Is Alli diet pill ok to take with zyrtec (cetirizine) and birth control pill?

Alli Zyrtec (cetirizine) : Alli is a weaker version of xenical which acts by inhibiting the breakdown of fats by lipase. Theoretically, this should not cause a problem with birth control pills or zyrtec (cetirizine). ...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.

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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Is it a bad idea to take diet pills with my Depakote and Zoloft (sertraline) prescriptions?

Not on your own!: Diet pill should only be taken with the knowledge and consent of your prescribing physician. Diet pills with stimulant properties can destabilize your mood. Others can have interactions with prescribed medications. If you're having concerns with your weight, let your physician know so the two of you can work on this together. ...Read more

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Will diet pills or laxatives affect plan b?

Will diet pills or laxatives affect plan b?

They shouldn't: They should not affect the efficacy of Plan B, but you might want to hold off on those medicines for a few days after taking it just to be safe. ...Read more

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Might laxatives and diet pills help me lose weight?

Might laxatives and diet pills help me lose weight?

Laxatives are never: the road to weight loss. In some cases weight loss medications may be indicated - but most people do fine with exercise and limiting calories. ...Read more

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I have binged and purged all day and taken 10 laxatives and a lot of diet pills. Should i seek medical advice, im getting chest pains?

Absolutely!: Unfortunately, you are poisoning yourself. You need to seek help to stop yourself from doing this. Call your doctor immediately to assess the damage. Accept all the help you can to get better soon! ...Read more

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Hello I have an eating disorder and have binged and purged bad all day. I've also took 10 laxatives and a lot of diet pills. Should i go to a&e ?

Get help: First, call poison control to find out if you've taken a dangerous amount of pills. Their number is 800-222-1222. If they tell you that you don't need to go to an emergency room, the next step is to call the national eating disorders helpline at 1-800-931-2237. You are seriously endangering your life. Life has so much more to offer you! get help now! ...Read more

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I eat around 100cals a day & burn around 1,060cals at gym a day & consume laxatives and diet pills.Im worried this might be an eating disorder? Is it?

I eat around 100cals a day & burn around 1,060cals at gym a day & consume laxatives and diet pills.Im worried this might be an eating disorder? Is it?

Probably...: I wonder if you mean 1000 cal/day? I do not know your weight but my guess is that you are under weight. Why don't you seek a consult to determines other issues; anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCDs , personality disorder e. One strength in your favor is awareness of the problem and willingness to deal with it. Congratulations!! Take the next step ,consult with a physician to guide your healthcare needs ...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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Laxative (Definition)

Laxatives are a ...Read more