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Heard that expired medications lose 10% of their strength each year? True? I have tube of Stieva-A cream 0.025% which expired in Oct 2012. Can I use?

Heard that expired medications lose 10% of their strength each year? True? I have tube of Stieva-A cream 0.025% which expired in Oct 2012. Can I use?

Yes, you can: You have a brand of tretinoin (Retin A). It will continue to be effective for many years. Even if it is a bit less potent it will work just as well. Different products are more stable or less with time. This is also dependent on the temperature at which they are kept. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's surgery or medication to lose memory?

Help! need to know if there's surgery or medication to lose memory?

Nope: No such thing yet. Would be nice sometimes to have the deneuralizer from Men in Black sometimes, though, wouldn't it? There is research being done on medications though. ...Read more

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Is there another wy i can lose weight like by medication or shots instead of lipo cause i try exercising daily but it doesn't quite help?

Is there another wy i can lose weight like by medication or shots instead of lipo cause i try exercising daily but it doesn't quite help?

Make Lasting Changes: For any weight loss program to work well, it has to be something you can live with for the long-term. Diet is the most important thing, and eliminating "white" carbs will go a long way. This means sugar, white flour products as well as white rice and white pastas. These carbs offer almost no nutritional value and only serve to make you hungry. This + regular exercise = steady weight loss. ...Read more

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How much weight will you lose after beginning ADHD medication?

How much weight will you lose after beginning ADHD medication?

Depends: All medications approved by the fda for the treatment of adhd in children may have weight loss associated with their use, not just amphetamine derivatives. Methylphenidate, atomoxetine, guanfacine, desmethylphenidate all can decrease appetite leading to weight loss. This is because of their impact on separate centers of the brain, and totally unrelated to their supposed addictive potential. ...Read more

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Is it true people lose weight with hypothyroidism medication?

Is it true people lose weight with hypothyroidism medication?

Yes: Yes, however it is an unsafe and dangerous way to lose weight as it affects normal thyroid function. There is also muscle loss not just fast loss. Not recommended for that purpose. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight from a medication that causes weight gain.?

How can I lose weight from a medication that causes weight gain.?

To lose weight:: 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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Does birth control lose effectiveness with any medication. Ie. Mpower or herbalean?

Does birth control lose effectiveness with any medication. Ie. Mpower or herbalean?

Have to check: You will have to look up each individual medication. Herbal medications are not often regulated or tested. Most do not interact. ...Read more

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Weight 166.0 need to be 145pounds as per my doctor have seziure problem. Best way to lose weight properly. Take medication keppra (levetiracetam).

Weight 166.0 need to be 145pounds as per my doctor have seziure problem. Best way to lose weight  properly. Take medication keppra (levetiracetam).

Epilepsy: The best way to loose weight is by adequate diet and exercise. Make sure you do not have other conditions like diabetes or hypothyroidism (low thyroid). If you have epilepsy make sure that that type of exercises you are doing are safe for you. Check with your doctor to see if you are able to ride a bicycle or swimm as those exercises should be restricted in patiens with poorly controlled seizures. ...Read more

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I have pcos and am morbidly obese will curing pcos help me lose weight and what medications should I be taking to cure pcos.

I have pcos and am morbidly obese will curing pcos help me lose weight and what medications should I be taking to cure pcos.

PCOD treatment: Unfortunately, there isn't a way to get rid of pcos. Moreover, overweight patients may not ovulate regularly. However, it isn't a disease you can cure. Still, managing the effects may minimize your need for intervention and aggressive treatment, especially if it is associated with being overweight. You should talk to a specialist to help with a program to manage your weight and pcos. ...Read more

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What type of medication can I take to lose weight?

What type of medication can I take to lose weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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What Is The Best Medication To Take To Lose Weight?

What Is The Best Medication To Take To Lose Weight?

Best medicine: Best medicine is good advice. Go on low carb diet consisting of meats and above ground veges. Avoid sugar and grains. Remember you lose weight in kitchen neither at gym nor at pharmacy. Also look for low thyroid ...Read more

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How can I lose weight quick without takin medication ?

How can I lose weight quick without takin medication ?

Dieting: There is no medication that leads to real or lasting weight loss. You are misinformed. That leaves you with the very real recommendation to limit calories, make proteins your main food source and regular good cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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What are some prescribed medications available to help me lose weight?

What are some prescribed medications available to help me lose weight?

Not good news: There are no great prescription medications out there. There are concerns that meridia, phentermine, etc. Have too many risks and studies have shown that they are minimally, if at all, effective. There is no substitute for burning more calories than you consume. My patients have had some success with alli, which is otc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any medication that's prescribed that can help me lose weight?

Are there any medication that's prescribed that can help me lose weight?

Portion control and : exercise. If you consume fewer calories and burn more calories u will lose weight. For a healthy metabolism eat smaller more frequent meals. If still having issue with weight loss have a blood test to make sure your thyroid function is normal. A 19 year old should not need diet pills. A healthy lifestyle and eating less and exercising more should do the trick. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I use to suppress my appetite ? What medication is helping for losing weight?

What should I use to suppress my appetite ?  What medication is helping for losing weight?

No Diet Medication: There is no medication that really works leading to sustained real weight loss. Please do not be gullible and please do not delay the only true way to lose weight which is to limit calories, change to a diet where the majority of calories are proteins and then to participate in regular moderate exercise. To lose weight one must change their life. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter medication to help you lose your appetite and no eat so much?

Is there an over-the-counter medication to help you lose your appetite and no eat so much?

Nothing good!: You need to cultivate the will to control your eating, alter your behavior and eat modestly by taking smaller portions. Also you can use fillers with low energy like use ample amounts of salads, vegetables and fruits instead of starches and meats. If you practive this change at each meal time, you will lose weight! ...Read more