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My mother is 56 yr old, 117kg is her wght, she is diabetic type 2, is taking victoza (liraglutide) injection for weight loss and lanctus for diabts. R these meds safe?

My mother is 56 yr old, 117kg is her wght, she is diabetic type 2, is taking victoza (liraglutide) injection for weight loss and lanctus for diabts. R these meds safe?

Use them w caution: All meds have risks involved. For these they need to be taken at seperate times to avoid drop in sugar. Victoza (liraglutide) can slow emptying of stomach & affect absorbtion of meds taken orally. The bigger issue is weight reduction. Type 2 dm doesn't have to be a life long disease. Get her to a dr that practices wt mgmt med. Get the wt down and the dose of Insulin can come down=less req insulin=easier wt loss. ...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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Have you ever prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for weight loss in patients without diabetes?

Have you ever prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for weight loss in patients without diabetes?

This is not approved: By fda, but there are published studies showing its efficacy in ~75% of patients who are obese and not diabetic. ...Read more

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What will work better for weight loss, Victoza (liraglutide) or invokana, I already take them for diabeties..

What will work better for weight loss, Victoza (liraglutide) or invokana, I already take them for diabeties..

Victoza, (liraglutide) Saxenda &: Trulicity, at highest approved doses. Especially effective if combined with Symlin (pramlintide) once daily, dose adjusted per response, ? ing dose too rapidly, all of these, also? Es nausea. Of course, if nauseated (even just a little) tend to not eat, thus? Weight. Invokana/Farxiga track record of wt? Is minuscule. Study my answers, http://goo. Gl/XjgiP6, food choices key to maintain ketosis, i.e. burn fat. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for weight loss, but I don't have diabetes. Is this okay?

My doctor prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for weight loss, but I don't have diabetes. Is this okay?

Sounds extreme: A safer low cost approach to weight loss is to eat 6 small meals a day composed of fresh vegetables and high quality low fat proteins with colorful tart fruits. Avoid sugar, processed foods, and fruit juices. Lower your stress, get a good night sleep and move through the day. A fifteen to 20 minutes walk 4 times a day or dancing to music inside for the same amount of time. Have fun! ...Read more

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Can Victoza or saxenda be taken in combination with Xenical for weight loss? Any drug interactions?

Can Victoza or saxenda be taken in combination with Xenical for weight loss? Any drug interactions?

There is no direct: Contraindication for the combined use of these drugs however as you lose weight you will need to have your dosage of either Victoza or Saxenda adjusted to avoid dangerously low blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of developing pancreatitis if you are on victoza (liraglutide) but are not diabetic? My endo put me on it for weight loss

What is the likelihood of developing pancreatitis if you are on victoza (liraglutide) but are not diabetic? My endo put me on it for weight loss

We are not...: Convinced that the drug increases risk of pancreatitis in anyone based on retrospective review of large healthcare databases.
Fda agrees in that, even with recent reports, recommends people on agent should keep taking the medicine unless having abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Does Victoza cause weight loss just because it reduces appetite causing decreased intake or does the way the insulin and glucose work better cause it?

Does Victoza cause weight loss just because it reduces appetite causing decreased intake or does the way the insulin and glucose work better cause it?

Improves insulin sen: Victoza improves insulin sensitivity, leading to reduction of hyperinsulinemia, and reduction of weight related to that. It also reduces appetite via its effects on GI tract emptying. ...Read more

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I take metformin 1500mgs daily with victoza (liraglutide) 0.6 daily, I walk 1hr daily, will I lose weight.

I take metformin 1500mgs daily with victoza (liraglutide) 0.6 daily, I walk 1hr daily, will I lose weight.

Victoza (liraglutide) for weight: In the seminal trial for fda approval patients lost 6% of their body weight on a 3mg dose. If you want to lose weight though it is all about the diet. ...Read more

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I'm using L-carnitine injection for weight loss per week 200mg I didn't get weight loss?

I'm using L-carnitine injection for weight loss per week 200mg I didn't get weight loss?

Weight loss: L-Carnitine can help with the the use of fat for energy, but it is only a small part of a potential weight loss program. There are many other factors to consider in your desire to lose weight. Diet, exercise, and other possible medical problems need to be considered. Please speak with your physician to design a program right for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use L-carnitine injection for weight loss? What are the side effects?

Is it safe to use L-carnitine injection for weight loss? What are the side effects?

Not proven: There is no scientific evidence that L-carnitine injections lead to significant or lasting weight loss. Side effects from injections can include infection at the injection site. ...Read more

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HCG Injection for weight loss and to burn fat cells do you think it is good or bad.

HCG Injection for weight loss and to burn fat cells do you think it is good or bad.

HCG: There is no scientific evidence of it being effective but I have seen success when used with the correct diet and accompanied by a good exercise program ...Read more

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If I take the b12&hcg injection for weight loss (1/2cc hcg)in shot. Will that increase fertility or is it safe with 1250 calorie diet?

If I take the b12&hcg injection for weight loss (1/2cc hcg)in shot. Will that increase fertility or is it safe with 1250 calorie diet?

No: The HCG does not affect your fertility at the recommended doses for the diet, 125 iu. And you should be on the original protocol which is 500 calories for it to be effective. Too many phsyicians have modified the diet and dose and still claim the results will be the same. They won't! the weight loss will lead to fertility as it changes the estrogen to Progesterone balance. ...Read more

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I'm taking the b12&hcg injection for weight loss &getting retested for my vitamin d will the hCG effect my blood work and urinary analysis?

I'm taking the b12&hcg injection for weight loss &getting retested for my vitamin d will the hCG effect my blood work and urinary analysis?

HCG Diet: I would not advise using the HCG diet! the diet was introduce in the 1950's and every study has shown that it does not work. There are significant problems that the HCG diet can cause and most people that prescribe it do not know of all the possible complications. ...Read more

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Are lipotropic injections good for weight loss?

Are lipotropic injections good for weight loss?

Only if: You want to lose weight in your wallet. The only way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more. The rest is garbage. Don't get your medical information from tv, friends, or the internet. They're all wrong! ...Read more

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Which supplement or injection should be used for fast weight loss? Leaving exercise!

Which supplement or injection should be used for fast weight loss? Leaving exercise!

Agree w Dr. Gutman: Go smart instead of easy. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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What is hcg? How Does hCG and vit b injections help one lose weight? Will vit b 12 capsules alone have similar affects on weight loss?

What is hcg? How Does hCG and vit b injections help one lose weight? Will vit b 12 capsules alone have similar affects on weight loss?

HCG: HCG is human Chorionic Gonadotropin which is secreted as the pregnancy hormone during pregnancy. How that causes "weight loss" instead of its natural state of "weight gain", I could not tell you. ...Read more

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Do b-12 injections help with fugue and or weight loss?

Do b-12 injections help with fugue and or weight loss?

Not really unless...: You have anemia from a vitamin B12 deficiency. Then they would help with the fatigue associated with the anemia. But there is no convincing evidence that supplemental B12, given by injection or pill, helps fatigue or weight loss. Surprisingly, it is taken quite frequently for these conditions, and any perceived benefit should probably be chalked up to placebo affect. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Can b12 injections hinder weight loss? I have these every 3 months and go to the gym at least 3 times a week sometimes more and eat healthily.

Can b12 injections hinder weight loss? I have these every 3 months and go to the gym at least 3 times a week sometimes more and eat healthily.

No: B12 injections would not interfere with weight loss. You may need to reduce you intake of food more than you have done. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...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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What is your opinion on the hCG injections or drops for weight loss. I am taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50 milligrams and have gained 30 pounds in three years.?

Not good for long te: Not good for long term, it is difficult to maintain weight loss with such severe caloric restriction, a lot of people lose weight and regain it, if you are able to maintain it, can be a good tool. ...Read more

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I saw a weight loss doctor, and she said it was a B12 injection that was administered in my stomach. Since then I have experienced spasms.

I saw a weight loss doctor, and she said it was a B12 injection that was administered in my stomach. Since then I have experienced spasms.

That's strange: I do not know of any reason to administer B12 via an injection into your abdomen. I would recommend seeing your regular physician to determine what may be causing your spasms, and whether or not you even need B12 injections. ...Read more

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What weight loss injections are most effective with mild exercise wanting to lose about 20lbs., lipoden, l-carnitine, and/or b12&hcg?

What weight loss injections are most effective with mild exercise wanting to lose about 20lbs., lipoden, l-carnitine, and/or b12&hcg?

None: There is no good clinical studies that show that any of these injections will assist with weight loss. Eating fewer calories, burning more with exercise are the only real way to lose weight and keep it off. ...Read more

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Will me taking the b12&hcg weight loss injection effect my lab work? I go in 3 weeks for blood work.

Yes: If they are checking to see if you are pregnant it might give false positive. It might give you an elevated triglyceride level since the body is using your fat as fuel. Also, your ph may be low since the diet induces ketosis. Best to tell them you are on the diet and it may affect your labs. ...Read more

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Can I take hCG injections for weight loss while on lupron (leuprolide) for uterine fibroids?

Can I take hCG injections for weight loss while on lupron (leuprolide) for uterine fibroids?

Wouldn't recommend: It is one of the contraindications to this diet. If you want to undergo the diet you should have the surgery to treat the fibroids. ...Read more

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Quick efficient weight loss?

Quick efficient weight loss?

Just be sensible.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Two pounds per week is a prudent rate of loss. ...Read more

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How can I avoid weight loss?

How can I avoid weight loss?

See your doctor: While weight loss can be due to depression, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or medication or just not eating. If you are having unexplained weight loss, you should see your doctor.

He can run tests to rule out most causes of weight loss. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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