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What weight loss pills can minors buy?

What weight loss pills can minors buy?

NONE ARE SAFE: All diet pills wether designed for adults for minors are extremely risky.Not only can they dysregulate your metabolic system and your stress response system, thereby increasing the risk for developing depression & anxiety, they can interfere with absorption of nutrients and set up an individual for developing a serious eating disorder, which then has a damaging & dangerous course of its own! ...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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Are diet pills effective weight loss tools?

Are diet pills effective weight loss tools?

Probably not: 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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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Do weight loss pills work?

Do weight loss pills work?

No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking a the take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more

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Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Dangerous: Phentermine is a stimulant like methamphetamine. It is addictive, cause irritability, anxiety, sweating, tremor, insomnia and dry mouth. More importantly it increases blood pressure and heart rate. A similar drug called Meridia was withdrawn by the fda after it was shown to cause heart attack and strokes. Unfortunately, the modest weight loss with Phentermine and tenuate is not worth the risks. ...Read more

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Do melatonin pills cause weight loss or gain?

Do melatonin pills cause weight loss or gain?

Melatonin: There is no clinically proven Research in human beings that Melatonin can cause weight loss or gain. Have Balanced Diet and maintain weight within the normal range. Exercise every day Have Balanced diet Develop good Self- esteem without focus weight. Watch emotional eating It is not WHAT you eat IT IS WHAT is eating you See Therapist for stresses of conflicts with parents, relationships, work, . ...Read more

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Are weight loss pills actually effective?

Are weight loss pills actually effective?

Three FDA approved: fat blockers (xenical), amphetamine, and serotonin drugs. And in all, when you stop them, the weight comes back because they do not change behavior. eat less, exercise more. the psychological barriers to that closely fit with all other compulsive behaviors. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ details (in a highly tongue in cheek way) the science and practical ways to change. ...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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Do weight loss pills actually work?

Do weight loss pills actually work?

FDA approval: The 4 drugs currently approved for weight loss by the fda have been shown to be effective over placebo in clinical trials. Phentermine (short term), orlistat, Qsymia and belviq (lorcaserin). No medication is without risks. Once you stop the drug, the weight will come back to baseline thus use them in adjunct to a sound diet and exercise program. Use them under supervision by a physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do the pills for healthy weight loss work?

Do the pills for healthy weight loss work?

No such thing: There are no weight loss pills that work and are also "healthy". Only prescription drugs work and they all have significant potential side effects. Check w/your doctor. Don't get you medical advice from tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Are weight loosing pills good effective?

Are weight loosing pills good effective?

They can be: The utilized weight loss medication is Phentermine (aka adipex). This is a stimulant. The second most utilized weight loss drug is topiramate (topamax), which is more sedating. Last year a new weight loss drug called Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) came out, which is just a combination of topamax and phentermine. These drugs have in general been effective. ...Read more

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I weight 245 pounds is phendimetrazine safe and effective weight loss pill?

I weight 245 pounds is phendimetrazine safe and effective weight loss pill?

Largely No, Neither: Most Rx & OTC Wt products not good. Victoza (liraglutide) +/- Symlin can help. Body is constantly tearing itself down, thus ?ing body mass/wt. If we eat less than this, wt goes down. Thus weigh daily to 0.1 lb, after up & commode, record & review previous day to see what does/does not works. Building muscle mass really helps. Study comment: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1319908 & my other answers. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants stunt weight loss?

Can antidepressants stunt weight loss?

No: But various psychotropic medications can stimulate increased food intake in some people. Depressed people often lose weight, which may cease if their depression is treated effectively. ...Read more

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Diet pills prescription to help loose weight if ur over 50 pounds over weight?

Diet pills prescription to help loose weight if ur over 50 pounds over weight?

Diet pills: Not sure what diet pills you are referring to. Prescription weight loss medications can be helpful in any overweight patient. Over-the-counter diet pills are not recommended due to unclear effectiveness and unknown side effect profile. ...Read more

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Are weight loss pills safe to take?

Are weight loss pills safe to take?

Yes but monitor: All medications have side effects and many people can tolerate certain medications. Nevertheless, if you can tolerate the meds in the short term, there is no evidence of long term problems. That includes stimulant medication which has been found to have no effect on blood pressure and minimal effects on heart rate in persons who can take them, there are no reports of addiction with phentermine. ...Read more

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Gnc pill to help lose weight and suppress appetite?

Gnc pill to help lose weight and suppress appetite?

You haven't said : Which gnc pill you are referring to. Auricular acupuncture is very helpful for appetite suppression. ...Read more

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Tried and true diet pills for weight loss?

Tried and true diet pills for weight loss?

None: There are no totally safe effective diet pills, particularly the otc garbage that's sold in local stores, by your friends, advertised on tv or on the internet. Why look for pills, why not get on a regimen of diet and exercise instead. It actually can work and won't harm you. ...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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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