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Lipase Inhibitor (Overview)

A lipase inhibitor is a medication that blocks lipases, the digestive enzymes that break down the fat a person eats, so that the fat can be absorbed into the body. A person who takes a lipase inhibitor will not absorb some fat from his intestines, and will not gain as many calories from his meals. The unabsorbed fats become part of his stool and sometimes causes diarrhea.


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What are lipase inhibitors (orlistat)?

What are lipase inhibitors (orlistat)?

Orlistat: Orlistat is lipase inhibiter and is used to loose weight in over weight individuals with low fat, low calorie diet and exercise.So fat is in not absorped in its entirity and is passed undigested in stools. ...Read more

Lipase Inhibitor (Overview)

A lipase inhibitor is a medication that blocks lipases, the digestive enzymes that break down the fat a person eats, so that the fat can be absorbed into the body. A person who takes a lipase inhibitor will not absorb some fat from his intestines, and will not gain as many calories from his meals. The unabsorbed fats become part of his stool and sometimes causes diarrhea.


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Could prevacid (lansoprazole) elevate liver enzymes?

Could prevacid (lansoprazole) elevate liver enzymes?

Yes, not common: Studies have shown that Prevacid (lansoprazole) has only rarely been associated with hepatic injury and elevated liver enzymes. Less than 1%. ...Read more

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Substrate name for lipase enzyme?

Olive oil: At least that's what we used for assays when i was doing a lot of clinical chemistry. Today kitmakers sell you "lipase substrate" which the physician need only do quality control on. I suspect it's olive oil. ...Read more

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Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor. Mk 2206- akt inhibitor. Why prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor.    Mk 2206-  akt inhibitor.  Why  prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Molecular targeting: These agents are designed to selectively knock out key pathways your tumor may use to grow. Presumably you already had your tumor tested for these different mutations. Ask the doctor offering these options to explain their rationale. These are investigational studies and many of the treatment costs may be covered-ask. ...Read more

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Enzyme inducers & enzyme inhibitors, what are these?

Biochemistry enzymes: One induces and other inhibits action of enzyme. Great Wikipedia question. If you have never heard of it always go there first before coming here. ...Read more

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Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): This is a proton pump inhibitor for treating gerd. It does not contain MAO inhibitor. ...Read more

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Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Yes: When it first came out. My patients did and they did not want it anymore. ...Read more

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Do ACE inhibitors cause intestinal angioedema?

Do ACE inhibitors cause intestinal angioedema?

Possibly: In susceptible individuals, ace inhibitors can cause angioedema. This typically involves the lips or the face, but can affect any part of the skin and internal organs such as the intestines. It would be unusual for acei to cause angioedema of only the intestines, however. A thorough evaluation by an allergist can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Is the selective norepinephine reuptake inhibitor, reboxetine, effective ?

Is the selective norepinephine reuptake inhibitor, reboxetine, effective ?

Evidence says not: One meta-analysis* (a study pooling results from multiple other studies) suggested that reboxetine is ineffective & may be harmful. *(eyding d et.Al. "reboxetine for acute treatment of major depression: systematic review &meta-analysis of published &unpublished placebo &selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor controlled trials."bmj. 2010; 341:c4737). ...Read more

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Tiny adrenal tumor, h cortisol, h testosterone, h creatinine, h dheas, fast gluc 106. Hysterectomy, thyromegaly Will metformin reduce testosterone?

Tiny adrenal tumor, h cortisol, h testosterone, h creatinine, h dheas, fast gluc 106.   Hysterectomy, thyromegaly
Will metformin reduce testosterone?

Hormones: Metformin medicine that keeps your blood sugar under control should not have an effect on testosterone. That said, too much metformin will likely lower your testosterone. Are you checking your blood sugar regularly? Please let me know how things are going. ...Read more

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Lipase (Definition)

Lipases, such as lipoprotein lipase and endothelial lipase, are enzymes that breakdown circulating triglycerides (tg). Specifically, lipases degrade tg rich lipoproteins including chylomicrons, very low density lipoprotein (vldl) and remnant particles produced by breakdown of chylomicron and vldl particles. Decreased lipase function leads to accumulation of ...Read more