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Is it okay to take orlistat while pregnant?

Is it okay to take orlistat while pregnant?

No: Orlistat has not been tested on women who are pregnant so i would not recommend using it. It is important to eat well and stay active during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor about the right plan for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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At what week in pregnancy can I start taking orlistat safely?Is it at all safe in pregnancy?

At what week in pregnancy can I start taking orlistat safely?Is it at all safe in pregnancy?

Contraindicated: Not safe in pregnancy. Safety category changed from b probably safe to x contraindicated. You should not try to lose weight while pregnant. Make sure to eat a well balanced diet and continue to exercise to make sure your baby is healthy. Avoid all medications unless you speak to your obstetrician first. Take care! ...Read more

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Can I use xenical in pregnancy?

Can I use xenical in pregnancy?

Contraindicated: Xenical should not be taken during pregnancy. It is pregnancy category x. Do not take this when you are pregnant. ...Read more

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On prenatal vitamins. Is it safe to take xenical or qsymia (phentermine and topiramate). My BMI is 30 and mybe 1 reason why i can't get pregnant. Height 5'7 weight 192.Need help?

On prenatal vitamins. Is it safe to take xenical or qsymia (phentermine and topiramate). My BMI is 30 and mybe 1 reason why i can't get pregnant. Height 5'7 weight 192.Need help?

Most women with BMI: Of 30 have no problem with fertility i would avoid all drugs when trying to conceive see endocrinologist of infertility specialist to look for other causes of infertility as i won't blame it on weight. ...Read more

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Is orlistat harmfull for virgin?

Is orlistat harmfull for virgin?

Unclear: Your question is unclear. Orlistat has shown evidence of leading to weight loss, but probably not sustained in the long run. It is better to increase your physical activity and eat a healthy diet. None of these interventions should have any direct effect on virginity. ...Read more

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Does lipo6 for her contains orlistat?

Does lipo6 for her contains orlistat?

No, but B careful: Lipo 6 her by nutrex, is not a non-stimulating harmless fat burner.It does not contain orlistat.It contains many others 2 b used w caution. Citrus aurantium 50% synephrine, caffeine, phenylethylamines, yohimbine all can b stimualting to the heart. The major ingred in lipo6 in general is guggulsterones, which r marketed to support the thyroid by "influencing" t3, (liothyronine) which directly effects the heart. ...Read more

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What is xenical-orlistat used for?

What is xenical-orlistat used for?

Weight Loss: Orlistat works by interfering with fat absorption in your intestinal track. As a result, your body absorbs less fat from your meals. The downside is it can cause sudden watery stools. And by sudden, i mean really suddenly and unexpectedly. It can put you in embarrassing situations. I recommend against its use. ...Read more

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Is orlistat a stimulant?

Is orlistat a stimulant?

no : Orlistat helps with losing weight by blocking the absorption of some fats. This can cause diarrhea and weight loss, since you are absorbing less of what you eat. ...Read more

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Does orlistat destroy the liver?

Does orlistat destroy the liver?

Orlistat works by...: ...Preventing absorption of fats from the diet by acting as a lipase inhibitor, thereby reducing caloric intake. It's primary side effects are gi-related, including steatorrhea (oily, loose stools with excessive flatus due to unabsorbed fats reaching the large intestine), fecal incontinence ; frequent or urgent bowel movements. Rare cases of severe liver injury have been reported with this drug. ...Read more

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Can you take clindamycin with orlistat?

Can you take clindamycin with orlistat?

Yes: Orlistat works by inhibiting the secretion of the gastric and pancreatic enzymes that help you to absorb fat. This shouldn't affect your ability to absorb clindamycin. There is no interaction between the two drugs. Make sure you doctor knows that you're taking both. ...Read more

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Is is true that orlistat is a stimulant?

Is is true that orlistat is a stimulant?

No: It's the ingredient in Alli or xenical. It helps you lose weight by binding 30% of the fat you eat and eliminating it out your stool. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix orlistat and fat burners?

Is it ok to mix orlistat and fat burners?

No: I cannot recommend over the counter fat burners, the active ingredient in many of these products is very high dose caffiene which could cause problems. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Alli orlistat 60mg with chantix?

Is it ok to  take Alli orlistat 60mg with chantix?

Okay: It's okay. Good job on making healthy changes in your life! ::giving you a high five::. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take orlistat when you also take citalopram?

Is it okay to take orlistat when you also take citalopram?

Info here: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-17220-orlistat+oral.aspx?drugid=17220&drugname=orlistat+oral.

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Could orlistat make you fat and is orlistat okay with thyroxin?

Could orlistat make you fat and is orlistat okay with thyroxin?

No: Orlistat won't make you gain weight or become obese; however, gaining weight while on the medication is possible. Fortunately, it is not the drug that causes this but rather poor eating habits. Orlistat should be safe with thyroid medications but should avoid taking at the same time. Many drugs and foods can interfere with the absorption of thyroid medications, especially the natural preparations ...Read more

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Has anyone tried xenical (orlistat) for losing weight successfully?

Has anyone tried xenical (orlistat) for losing weight successfully?

Works for some: Orlistat works by interfering with fat absorption in your intestinal track. As a result, your body absorbs last fat from your meals. The downside is it can cause sudden watery stools. And by sudden, i mean really suddenly and unexpectedly. It can put you in embarrassing situations. I recommend against its use. ...Read more