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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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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is the diet pill adipex effective?

Is the diet pill adipex effective?

Appetite suppressant: All of them are intended for short term use; all are "speed" like drugs, with potential for becoming habit=forming, if not addictive. All tend to become less effective with continued use. ...Read more

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Is the diet supplement dopamite safe?

Is the diet supplement dopamite safe?

Dopamite: Like most 'supplements' the buyer should be aware: that they do not work. The quality of any supplement can never be assured first of all. Second, look for magical ingredients from strange plants in exotic places: those places are great to visit on vacation, but using chopped up and dried extracts of some plant from far away is another thing altogether. None of these supplements are ever tested in. ...Read more

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Are the diet pills fastin (phentermine) dangerous to take?

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Are the diet pills fastin (phentermine) dangerous to take?

It is safe: Under your physician supervision. Like many other drugs Fastin (phentermine) has many side effects: dry mouth, insomnia, irritability, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, just to name a few. The excessive weight has also certain health risks. Your doctor recommended this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What antihypertensive drug belongs to the beta-blocker class of drugs?

What antihypertensive drug belongs to the beta-blocker class of drugs?

Many: Beta blockers include: metoprolol, carvedilol, bisoprolol, nebivolol, atenolol, nadolol, sotalol, esmolol, acebutolol are a few. Some of them are more useful in CHF, others for angina, arrhythmias and most for hypertension ...Read more

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Is the cambridge diet safe?

Is the cambridge diet safe?

Maybe not...: The cambridge diet is a very low calorie diet that puts a patient into mild starvation. So, for it to be safe, the doctor must be closely monitoring the patient, and the patient must know a lot about the program, the diet, and it's effects on his body. It is really really hard to find a setting in modern american medicine that allows for such close monitoring and personalized care of a patient. ...Read more

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Is the drug megestrol acet safe?

Is the drug megestrol acet safe?

Depends: Thsi drug sis used for a number of conditionc including cachexia ( appetite) or breast cancer . It is usually benign but can have some side effects. ...Read more

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If taking diet pill adipex, and stop, how long before the drug clears your system? For employment drug testing.

If taking diet pill adipex, and stop, how long before the drug clears your system?  For employment drug testing.

It depends on the: Dose and the excretory function of your kidneys and metabolism rate of your liver. Based on internet articles, it may stay in your system from 3-7 days. In case you test positive for amphetamines from taking adipex, you can show your employer your dr's prescription and this should suffice and protect you from getting fired. ...Read more

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Is the diet pill phentremine okay to take? Is their any long term effects?

Is the diet pill phentremine okay to take? Is their any long term effects?

Unknown.: Phentermine is a pharmaceutical diet pill. Phentramine consists of 20:1 hoodia extract, guarana extract, and a proprietary blend of cha de bugre, ginseng, citrus aurantium and black pepper. Inadequate clinical data have been published on phentramine to evaluate potential adverse effects. Discuss use of this supplement with your physician prior to use. ...Read more

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Best drug for dite.It doesnot contain orlistat.

Diet: There is no miracle in diet meds. All have side effects. Consult dr. Have cholesterol checked with focus on triglycerides as well as pre diabetes. Calories in calories out. Only structured life style over years can help. Consulting nutritionist after medical evaluation is wise decision consider understanding carbohydrates, fats, choose wisely. Colored berries as anti oxidants, etc. ...Read more

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How effective is the new diet medication?

How effective is the new diet medication?

Reported 5-10% loss: Fda approval for the weight loss pills, Qsymia (by vivus, inc.) and Belviq (lorcaserin) (by arena pharmaceuticals) came recently. Qsymia reportedly helped patients on average lose at least 10 percent of their weight after a year of treatment in clinical trials - compared to the average 5 percent weight loss seen in clinical trials of belviq (lorcaserin). That means the 222-pound person might be 200-pounds after a year. ...Read more

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For what the drug olmesartan medoxomil is used?

For what the drug olmesartan medoxomil is used?

Hypertension: Olmesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb). It lowers blood pressure. It is also used in heart failure, coronary artery disease and in the prevention of kidney damage. ...Read more

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Is it safe taking the generic brand of proveria with stackers 3 weight loss pill?

Is it safe taking the generic brand of proveria with stackers 3 weight loss pill?

Probably: But i wouldn't waste money buying supplements that have no medical evidence that they do anything helpful for you. Stacker 3 is essentially a caffeine supplement. You might lose a small amount of weight temporarily due to the caffeine, but coffee will do the same. ...Read more

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Accutane's medication guide shows that "the drug should always be taken with food". How much fat does food contain for best absorption of accutane?

Accutane's medication guide shows that "the drug should always be taken with food". How much fat does food contain for best absorption of accutane?

No reason: There is no indication from the manufacturer of Accutane that one needs to pay attention to the amount of fat in the foods taken concomitantly with accutane. ...Read more

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What is the role of the food and drug administration (fda) in the us cosmetics industry?

What is the role of the food and drug administration (fda) in the us cosmetics industry?

No much: The cosmeceutical industry products are not subject to specific fda review process. Use of such products and their claims have not been studies or reviewed for effectiveness or safety. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of xenical diet tablets?

What are the side effects of xenical diet tablets?

Not too pleasant...: The main side effects of xenical are gastrointestinal related: cramping, burping, farting, oily stools - and they happen in up to 30% of people taking the medicine. If you significantly decrease the amount of fat you eat in your diet, you can amount of side effects you get! ...Read more

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Any interactions of the drugs allopurinol and benazepril?

Any interactions of the drugs allopurinol and benazepril?

THEY MAY WORSEN : Kidney function, so we monitor it via blood tests. ...Read more

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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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Side effects of phentermine (the weight loss drug)?

Side effects of phentermine (the weight loss drug)?

Heart attack too: A very similar drug called sibutramine (meridia) also caused an increased rate of heart attack and stroke in a 5 year trial. It seems likely that Phentermine will do the same, so best to avoid. It can be addictive too. ...Read more

Dr. Gail Altschuler
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Phentermine (Definition)

Phentermine is been around for about 60 years. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant the bariatrician in the winter of 2008. Has a article gives a great description of the medication phentermine. I have used Phentermine over the last nine years without any complications whatsoever. We only give a half of a 37.5 mg ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ionamin (Definition)

Ionamin is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more