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Is it safe to tale allie weight loss medication with prevastatin?

Is it safe to tale allie weight loss medication with prevastatin?

Take with caution: Some studies have reported increase in pravastatin concentration if taken with Alli (orlistat) thus may result in increased GI side effects (abdominal pain, gas, fecal urgency, oily spotting), muscle pain. Report any joint/muscle/back pain, dark urine, upper belly pain, unusual weakness/tiredness, yellowing of eyes /skin. To reduce GI issues reduce fat intake (follow a healthy diet). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can adepex or certain diet pills and weight loss medication show up as methamphetimenes in certain kinds of urine drug tests.

Can adepex or certain diet pills and weight loss medication show up as methamphetimenes in certain kinds of urine drug tests.

Please clarify: Nope. Not in general. But, you did not give the specifics about what you mean by diet pills or weight loss medications. Also, doctors here on health tap are universally supportive of patients being in recovery. If one is using diet pills as a substitute for stimulants this does not sound like true or authentic recovery and we would want you to get to that serene place if you can. ...Read more

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My doctor is recommending weight loss medication before any tests. What should I be tested for before i'd anything before I choose that as a option?

My doctor is recommending weight loss medication before any tests. What should I be tested for before i'd anything before I choose that as a option?

Possibly thyroid: Perhaps your doctor did not find any symptoms to tip off a medical cause for your weight gain, but generally I test for. Diabetes (hba1c), hypothyroid (free t3, (liothyronine) free t4, reverse t3, (liothyronine) tsh) and adrenal stress (saliva adrenal stress test with samples @ 8am, noon, 3 pm and bedtime) any of which can cause weight gain or make weight loss more difficult. ...Read more

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Will a doctor not Subscribe weight loss medication until I stop breastfeeding?

Will a doctor not Subscribe weight loss medication until I stop breastfeeding?

No: Medications need to be limited when you are breastfeeding as well as when you are pregnant. While you are breastfeeding, weight loss medications should not be prescribed. ...Read more

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What the best weight loss drug to buy at the GNC store that's close to the phen - fhen?

What the best weight loss drug to buy at the GNC store that's close to the phen - fhen?

Nothing: However, Phentermine is available by prescrition and medications similar to Fenfluramine are in the pipeline. In gnc there is nada. In th vitamin shoppe you might want to try n-acetyl-cysteine. This takes advantage of a little known trick in stabilizing glutamate in the brain and reducing food cravings. ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss drug OTC that can be taken with enbrel (etanercept)?

What is a good weight loss drug OTC that can be taken with enbrel (etanercept)?

Very few OTC drugs!: There are few otc weight loss drugs that work for any duration without tolerance, and rapid weight gain ocurring with cessation. Good nutritional support is your best bet, combined with exercise. That having been said, ephedrine, guarance, phenylpropanolamine, caffeine, provided you do not od on these, can be taken with enbrel (etanercept). ...Read more

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Can there be any doctor prescribed weight loss drug that you don't gain weight after you stop?

Can there be any doctor prescribed weight loss drug that you don't gain weight after you stop?

Nope!: The only thing that works long term is learning how to eat and exercise properly to burn off more calories than you take in. That's the only way to learn how to eat and exercise for the rest of your life. It's also cheaper and safer. ...Read more

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Is Lipozene a good weight loss drug to try? I'm obese, have a ton of problems and need something to help

Is Lipozene a good weight loss drug to try? I'm obese, have a ton of problems and need something to help

Weight Meds: So many people are desperate for help - little has been done for them, they will try anything. First of all there is no miracle drug to take for weight loss. I wish there was, but there are so many factors. You are not the primary reason that you are obese yes, I mean that. I believe we need more rx meds for wt. Control. Specialists who treat obesity called bariatricians can help you. Don't give up! ...Read more

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Can I take lipo 6 (weight loss drug) and lamotrigine 100mg (anti epictical) together? Is there any intractions?

Can I take lipo 6 (weight loss drug) and lamotrigine 100mg (anti epictical) together? Is there any intractions?

Avoid stimulants: I am not familiar with this drug, but if it is a stimulant as most weight loss drugs are, it could trigger a manic episode if you tooke them, even if you are taking lamotrigine. ...Read more

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Is the weight loss drug phentermine (fastin) effective?

Is the weight loss drug phentermine (fastin) effective?

Yes, but...: ...there is a price--talk to your doctor about risks & side effects! Also, it is important to have realistic expectations when starting a weight loss medicine--e.g. about 5-10% of the starting weight is the average weight loss most patients on these drugs will achieve. Finally, once the drug is stopped, gradual weight gain is statistically likely. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of doctor would prescribe a weight loss drug?

Please answer! What kind of doctor would prescribe a weight loss drug?

There are: Obesity specialists, buy any primary care physician can normally prescribe a weight loss drug. ...Read more

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Does Lipozene weight loss drug cause rapiod heart beat?

Does Lipozene weight loss drug cause rapiod heart beat?

No: Lipozene is a dietary fiber supplement. Taking it is equivalent to eating a bowl of All-Bran. It does not cause rapid heart beat. However, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia is a very common entity. IF you're frequently troubled with it, see your doc for an accurate dx. PS, dieting can cause low potassium which increases the incidence of all cardiac arrhythmias - get your electrolytes checked! ...Read more

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As a doctor what's your opinion of the new weight loss drug qsymia (phentermine and topiramate)? Would you/have you used it yet? Results?

As a doctor what's your opinion of the new weight loss drug qsymia (phentermine and topiramate)? Would you/have you used it yet? Results?

Not so new: Dr's have used this drug (combo of 2 generics changed into an er). It's a safe & effective medication when used in the right person for the right amount of time. Note that safe does not mean without side effects. It should be used for no more than a few months along w/ ongoing lifestyle changes (dietary modification, exercise). The key is maintaining that lifestyle change once med stopped. ...Read more

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Is proactol a safe weight loss drug for someone with highblood pressure and thyroid probs?

Is proactol a safe weight loss drug for someone with highblood pressure and thyroid probs?

Depends: There are certain plant extracts that can interact with medications for high blood pressure or thyroid replacement hormone. It's best to be careful when taking any herbal or over the counter supplements and to make sure you let your doctor know you've started them. That being said, one of the main effects of the prickly pear fruit is as a laxative, so be careful! ...Read more

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What medication works for weight loss?

What medication works for weight loss?

None: In general weight loss pills are not successful in achieving long term weight loss. Some can be associated with serious side effects. People usually regain weight after stopping these drugs. We have an epidemic of obesity in our country and if there was an easy solution everyone would be thin. Diet and exercise are still the keys to effective weight loss. For patients with extreme obesity -surgery. ...Read more

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Is there any safe weight loss medications?

Is there any safe weight loss medications?

Diet Pills: There are no diet pills on the market that truly lead to real or sustained weight loss. If there were physicians would be recommending them to you. Please do not waste your money on these products. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more