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I have type2 diabetes i workout 1-2 hours a day I have also changed my eating habits can not lose weight.Can prescription weight loss pills help?

I have type2 diabetes i workout 1-2 hours a day I have also changed my eating habits can not lose weight.Can prescription weight loss pills help?

Not a good idea: It is harder for diabetics taking Insulin to lose weight. But current weight loss drugs are not very good; lots of side effects. If you are doing what you say, you may be healthier than you think. Have you lost inches (but not weight)? Are your glu and cholesterol levels better? There may be hidden calories in what you eat. Suggest seeing your doctor of dietician. ...Read more

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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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Could i go to the dr and get a prescription for weight loss pills?

Could i go to the dr and get a prescription for weight loss pills?

No Diet Pills: I would worry that any physician who would prescribe 'diet' pills for you did not have your health or your best interests at heart. There are no known supplements or diet pills that really lead to true and lasting weight loss. Postponing the real work it takes to lose weight is the most common outcome when one takes any medicine for weight loss. ...Read more

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What are the most recommended weight loss pills for women?

What are the most recommended weight loss pills for women?

Choices: There are currently only 4 drugs fda approved for weight loss: phentermine, orlistat, Belviq (lorcaserin) and qsymia. The latter two were just approved and not available on the market yet. Phentermine and orlistat can provide small weight loss if used properly but in general, most patients will regain the weight once they go off the drug. As such, they are used only as adjunct to diet & exercise and not alone. ...Read more

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Which weight loss pills are best for women?

Which weight loss pills are best for women?

None: The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy, low-glycemic index (lean protein sources and colorful/green vegetables, avoiding starches and beverages with calories) diet and increasing your physical activity until you can exercise for 30 minutes a day. If you do this and maintain this change you should see steady weight loss. ...Read more

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Are there any recommended weight loss pills? I am a fairly active 20 year old female, with a BMI of about 24. I have been doing a workout regime for a couple of months now combining weight lifting and cardio. I eat a well balanced diet, mostly vegetarian

Are there any recommended weight loss pills? I am a fairly active 20 year old female, with a BMI of about 24. I have been doing a workout regime for a couple of months now combining weight lifting and cardio.  I eat a well balanced diet, mostly vegetarian

Given : Given you age and bmi, i suggest that you can better manage your weight through careful diet and activity. Currently, there are only limited options for an oral weight loss medication and all have their limitations and side-effects. Phentermine is an amphetamine has been approved by the fda and has been used for many years as a weight loss formula. It is used for a limited period of time to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet and belongs to a class of medications called anorectics. A combination of Phentermine and topiramate (brand name topamax®) or also known as qnexa is under consideration by the fda for approval in 2012. Bontril is another amphetamine-related weight-loss drug, but like any amphetamine, are potentially addictive.

Empatic is a combination drug consisting of two already fda approved medications, zonisamide and bupropion, for seizures and antidepressant, respectively - the combination is being tested for weight loss.

Some appetite suppressant drugs such as Fenfluramine (also known as fen phen), chlorphentermine, and aminorex induced a heart valve abnormalities as well as pulmonary hypertension. These drugs were eventually withdrawn from the market.

Lorcaserin, a selective 5-ht(2c) receptor agonist, produced modest weight loss but was not initially approved by the fda - resubmission is being consider in 2012. The monoaminergic re-uptake inhibitor tesofensine has also been shown to produce impressive weight loss in smaller-scale clinical studies and future tests are planned.

The ads you see on the internet are for non-proven weight loss treatments. ...Read more

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How can I get prescription diet pills from a doctor? I have tried everything to lose weight exercise , eating right ect nothing works i don't plan on stopping the healthy way of doing things i just need something that will boost up the process or make me

Weight loss: Simple math. If you eat less than you use up you will lose weight. Eat three meals a day, leaving the table satisfied but not stuffed. Eliminate all snacks between meals and soft drinks, minimalize alcohol consumption and exercise regularly. If you still do not lose weight, reduce further the amount you are eating or increase your exercise regimen. Math. ...Read more

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Do weight loss pills work in general?

Do weight loss pills work in general?

Can't rely on a pill: Over-the-counter diet pills decrease one's appetite a bit (they are related to stimulants). A person's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease his appetite, so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill actually worked, we would not have so much obesity in America. ...Read more

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Best weight loss pills still on the market?

Best weight loss pills still on the market?

Wt loss pills: As of 3/24/12, there are only two drugs approved by the fda for weight loss. They are not the best. There are pros and cons with them: Phentermine and orlistat. There is an over the counter lower dose version of orlistat called alli. That's it. We need more pills for weight loss but they should be used as adjunct (in addition) to the main treatment: diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What is the best weight loss pills? I need results fat!

What is the best weight loss pills? I need results fat!

No quick fix here...: Sorry to let you down, but your best bet is a diet high in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and low fat sources of protein. Exercise is critical to maintaining weight loss. Looking for a quick answer will get you only short-term results. Good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more

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Do hydroxycut weight loss pills actually work?

Do hydroxycut weight loss pills actually work?

Only if: Only if you're trying to lose weight in your wallet. Why would you take something when you don't know what's in it or whether it'll harm you -- particularly when it won't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Invest in healthy nutrition, weight loss, diet, etc. ...Read more

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Has anyone used sage solutions chinese weight loss pills?

Has anyone used sage solutions chinese weight loss pills?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and lean meats and increase your activity levels. ...Read more

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Is taking weight loss pills with isoniazid generally considered safe?

Is taking weight loss pills with isoniazid generally considered safe?

It's not safe: To take weight loss pills under any circumstances. First, they won't help you long term. Second, they could be harmful. Third, the only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Side effects of water weight loss pills?

Side effects of water weight loss pills?

Dehydration...: Never a good way to lose weight as it is temporary until you rehydrate. Plus it can lead to electrolyte problems which can be extremely harmful. Stick with a good diet and exercise regimen instead. ...Read more

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Did anybody try acai berry weight loss pills?

Did anybody try acai berry weight loss pills?

Have not: I have not tried them. But i suspect that dietary fiber may be how they work. 1 ounce of acai berry juice contains approximately 15.6 calories. The açai berry has about 247 calories per 100-grams. 50 grams of powdered acai pulp has about 26 grams of dietary fiber. Because dietary fiber can help one to feel full it may be helpful for appetite suppression. ...Read more

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Have you tried the acai berry weight loss pills?

Have you tried the acai berry weight loss pills?

Not personally: 1 ounce of acai berry juice contains approximately 15.6 calories. The açai berry has about 247 calories per 100-grams. 50 grams of powdered acai pulp has about 26 grams of dietary fiber. Because dietary fiber can help one to feel full it may be helpful for appetite suppression. ...Read more

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Can the green tea weight loss pills really work?

Study suggests: The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest extracts from green tea can act as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. ...Read more

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Can weight loss pills interact badly with psych meds?

Can weight loss pills interact badly with psych meds?

Possible: Depends upon the weight loss pill. Are we talking otc or prescription pills? The otc are particularly dangerous because you don't know what's in them or what harm they could do. Check with your doctor. Remember, the weight loss pills don't teach you how to eat and exercise properly. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain if weight loss pills really work?

Can any doc explain if weight loss pills really work?

Yes: Hi. The two recently FDA-approved pills, Belviq (lorcaserin) and Qsymia, do work, but the degree to which they cause weight loss is often less than people want. They generally cause on the order of 5-10% weight loss. That degree of loss may be very beneficial and can improve things like diabetes control. Nevertheless, they won't get someone with a BMI of 45 down to a normal BMI of 25. ...Read more

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What other weight loss pills can I take while taking the hCG injections?

What other weight loss pills can I take while taking the hCG injections?

Find another way: Although the diet may be working for you, HCG does nothing except make someone rich off of you. It was disproven years ago. Check out:
http://www.Sparkpeople.Com/blog/blog.Asp?Post=does_it_really_the_truth_about_hcg_injections_for_weight_loss

if you are going to take other pills, it should be under the care of a reputable doctor. ...Read more

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About those big bottle of green tea weight loss pills, do they really work?

About those big bottle of green tea weight loss pills, do they really work?

See below: The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest extracts from green tea can act as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would cellucor super hd weight loss pills show up on uil drug tests?

Hi docs, would cellucor super hd weight loss pills show up on uil drug tests?

Since you: don't know what's in them, who knows what would show up on testing. One thing we do know for sure, however, is that they're a waste of $$ and won't do anything positive for any medical condition, Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Spend your money on eating less high quality food and more exercise, ...Read more

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Any supplement/weight-loss pills good to help with weight-loss? If so any names?

Any supplement/weight-loss pills good to help with weight-loss? If so any names?

Alli but...: There are many advertisements discussing "weight loss supplements", however be cautious as these supplements or online products cause more harm than good (ie cause liver damage)than actually help with weight loss. Best thing is to eat a well balanced diet which includes fruits and vegetables, drink 8 glasses of water a day and exercise 3-4 times a week. Alli is fda approved but require above. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take weight loss pills while taking anti depressants if i want to lose weight?

Is it safe to take weight loss pills while taking anti depressants if i want to lose weight?

Not enough info.: Don't know which antidepressants you are taking & which weight loss pills you are referring to. It is good to avoid polypharmacy when possible. Often the best way to lose weight is the old fashioned way - exercise, health eating and moderation of caloric intake. Weight loss pills may have significant side effects. ...Read more

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What to do if i just purchased a big bottle of green tea weight loss pills, do they really work?

What to do if i just purchased a big bottle of green tea weight loss pills, do they really work?

No: Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the intent. You need to eat less and exercise more. There is no magic, even in the land of oz! ...Read more

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I'm 17 and I weight 180 LBs and I'm 5'3, my BMI is 31.9 do you think weight loss pills are right for me?

I'm 17 and I weight 180 LBs and I'm 5'3, my BMI is 31.9 do you think weight loss pills are right for me?

Weight loss: Please explore other options w/your doctor. Ask him/her about thyroid and other hormone imbalance testing. Ask about seeing a nutritionist and trainer at a gym. It sounds like hard work but you can maximize your health this way. Please focus more on health than number on scale. Being a decent person is far more attractive than any number. Peace and goodhealth. ...Read more

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Hello, I gain weight ever try to follow diet. Tried a lot of different weight loss pills but no one works. Can I get px for adipex?

Hello, I gain weight ever try to follow diet. Tried a lot of different weight loss pills but no one works. Can I get px for adipex?

From your physician: Any one who wants a prescription has to address this w/his or her physician. It's not something that we can do online w/o initial physical exam and establishment of patient/physician relationship. With that said, beware that adipex, like all other medications, both prescription & over-the-counter, as well as dietary supplements, whether natural, herbal and/or organic, have side effects. ...Read more

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So I have a very increased appitite which makes me eat a lot throuhout the day and its starting to show (will any weight loss pills help with this?

So I have a very increased appitite which makes me eat a lot throuhout the day and its starting to show (will any weight loss pills help with this?

Not likely: Over-the-counter diet pills decrease one's appetite a bit (they are related to stimulants). A person's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease his appetite, so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill actually worked, we would not have so much obesity in america. ...Read more

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Scientists have discovered any weight loss pills that can be taken by hypothyroid people?

Scientists have discovered any weight loss pills that can be taken by hypothyroid people?

Yes: Appetite suppressants by rx such as Phentermine and diethylproprione are fine to be taken. You just need to be monitored at least once per month by your doctor. Doc needs to follow all vitals like your blood pressure pulse weight as well as your thyroid labs, t3, (liothyronine) t4, and tsh. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


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