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List Of Fda Approved Appetite Suppressants
Weight loss medicine: There are actually 100 different medicines for blood pressure, 10 categories of medicines for diabetes, but very few fda approved medicines for weight loss. Really, only about 5 as of last summer. About 100 others are in different stages of fda trials. Orlistat is a medicine that blocks fat absorption. Belviq (lorcaserin) and Phentermine affect your appetite. None should be used without doctor supervision. ...Read more
Safe ones?: Well, "safe" is a matter of opinion . 1. Phentermine is given and is cheap (15.00 at costco pharmacy). It is a schedule 2 drug and needs to be monitored monthly. Usually good for 3-4 months only. 2. Topamax (topiramate) is another one. Lots of side effects though. 3. Any stimulant (adderall, concerta, ritalin....) causes appetite suppression. Diet and exercise are still the hallmarks of weight control. ...Read more
All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more
Appetite suppressant: Appetite suppressants can help to reduce hunger to some degree. I would not rely on this as the major method of weight loss. Healthy food choices and exercise are the best ways to control weight. The most effective "pill" was fen-phen, and although it worked, it caused serious health risks. So, if you can, try to avoid diet pills altogether. ...Read more
FDA approved Belviq (lorcaserin): The first new drug in years was just approved by the us fda. Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) is for weight management in obese patients and in overweight who have a weight-related problem. It reportedly is seen as an aid in addition to exercise and low-calorie diet. Here is the 6-27-12 press release; we will know more later. http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm309993.htm. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Prescription : Appetite suppressants prescribed by your doctor are legal. Appetite suppressants sold otc as supplements are legal but dangerous. Appetite suppressants bought over the internet could be anything including illegal substances or bogus medicine. Any street drug that affects appetite is illegal. ...Read more
Not for children &: Teens in this country. I've never heard of their use in adults, but the psychiatrists on panel may have. The stimulants methylphenidate & amphetamine remain 1st line treatment with 80-90% efficacy when doses are titrated for optimal effect without significant side effects.Non- stimulants atomoxetine & long-acting Guanfacine have ~ 65% efficacy when used as single agents titrated optimally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How efficacious are hydroxyzine pam, gabapentin, low doses of trazadone for treating anxiety, aas per peer-reviewed research? None have worked for me.
SSRI's more helpful: For anxiety, ssri's such as celexa, lexapro, & zoloft and snri's like Effexor (venlafaxine) have more research support behind them than those you've mentioned. You could see a psychiatrist for a thorough evaluation and treatment recommendations -- might be time and money well-spent. Your info says you're also involved in "behavior therapy, " and what's being done there can be reviewed also. ...Read more
No and yes: No drugs but eat the right foods like fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Aside from stimulants, antidepressants & sedatives, are other Rx drugs effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue with Hypersomnia & cognitive issues?
Yes: But this is not the most easy thing in the world to treat. I once heard a narcoleptic (they have many of these issues) patient say, the song "I want a new drug" by Huey Lewis and the News should be a narcoleptics' theme song. If you listen to the lyrics, its true! ...Read more
Does prescription sleeping aids counter act the effectiveness of mood stabilers and antidepressants prescribed for bipolar disorder?
No: Used correctly, prescription sleep aids support a person's sleep cycle, which is vital to stabilization of mood in bipolar disorder. The goal is to use sleep aids only as needed, and not to stay on them indefinitely. They do not counteract the effectiveness of mood stabilizers or antidepressants. However, use of alcohol and other drugs could possibly do this. ...Read more
Wishful thinking: Jg, all of us -- myself included -- want to believe disinformation campaigns offering false hope. Yes, real medicine has problems. But think -- no conspiracy could be this vast. Real science is the most cutthroat of all human activities. If mms (industrial-strength bleach to drink), "vitamin b17" (usually amygdalin) or dichloroacetate worked, a real scientist would prove it & win the nobel prize. ...Read more
What are the side effects of anti depressant/anti anxiety pills or other medicine used for mental illnesses?
Side-effect: This response needs a whole book to write. Every group of medicines has its own side-effects. I can respond better if u would specify which medicine. ...Read more
List different dopamine boosting medications for depression that don't cause erectile dysfunction or drowsiness and are compatible with moclobemide.
Yes, SIR!: The common 1st-line antidepressants are serotonin & norepinephrine modulators. Dopaminergic agents are usually reserved for psychotic disorders or as 2nd-line agents for refractory depression. And they don't "boost" dopamine, they actually BLOCK dopamine. Dopamine "boosters" are used for Parkinson's disease, & they can CAUSE psychosis. You have a bit of reading up to do. ...Read more
Not primary use: Topamax (topiramate) is an anti-seizure medication. It is also used to treat different phases of bipolar disease. It has many side effects. Anorexia leading o loss of weight is a less common one. However, your dr might just prescribe it to counteract weight gain from other psychotropic discuss with your dr? Don't try to use it without medical supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more
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