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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

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

Is Lipozene a good weight loss drug to try? Im 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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What the best weight loss drug to buy at the GNC store thats close to the phen - fhen?

What the best weight loss drug to buy at the GNC store thats 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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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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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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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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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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Whats a good weight loss pill?

Whats a good weight loss pill?

Amphetamine: will work. AND, when you come off of them, the weight comes back. It is an issue of counting calories and modifying exercise and intake. This generally fails due to psychological issues. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ is a book about changing them. ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss pill?

What is a good weight loss pill?

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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What is a good prescribed weight loss pill?

What is a good prescribed weight loss pill?

Wt. loss pill: Weight loss clinics with work with u on exploring medication options, in conjunction with diet & activity & life-style changes schedules. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet weight loss pill?

Please describe a good diet weight loss pill?

CLA: Conjugated lenoleic acid helps improve the feeling of fullness. Available at health food stores and is not likely to do harm like alot of the stuff perscribed by the medical profession. ...Read more

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Which weight loss pill can I get at a regular drug store, that will actually work?

Which weight loss pill can I get at a regular drug store, that will actually work?

Alli: The only fda approved over the counter weight loss drug is Alli (orlistat). This blocks fat absorption and leads to 5-10% weight loss. Taken with each meal. If too much fat is eaten severe diarrhea can occur. It costs $55 a month. Before and during using medication, a restricted calorie and carbohydrate diet should be followed and recorded. Daily exercise for 45 min too. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of weight loss drugs?

What are some of the side effects of weight loss drugs?

Depends: It depends on which drugs you mean. In the case of what are called stimulants, such as Phentermine or adipex, the side-effects can be substantial and significant and may include jitteryness, insomnia, anxiety, agitation, depression and even psychosis and paranoia. One needs to carefully weight the risks and benefits of any treatment with the risks and benefits of not having the treatment. ...Read more

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Any good weight loss pills or drinks that actually work?

Any good weight loss pills or drinks that actually work?

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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Please describe a good weight loss pill to take with diet and exercise?

Diet: There are no magic weight loss pills. Diet and exercise life pattern will cause weight loss if the calorie burn exceeds the caloric intake. ...Read more

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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