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I'm using metformin to lose weight, when in the day should I use this pill and what abt the dosage, is it ok if I use orlistat with metformin together?
Not indicated: Metformin is a drug used to manage hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus. There are some unlabelled uses of metformin, such as prevention of type 2 dm and management of polycystic ovary syndrome. Although it can help you lose weight, the amount lost is usually modest. Diabetics usually take it with a meal to decrease GI upset. I don't know of any contraindication to use with orlistat. ...Read more
I'm 26, 64 kilos started useing orlistat 120mg to lose weight if I use multivitamins is the dosage ok for me?If I use it for 1month will i get results
Dietary intake: Orlistat keeps some fat that you eat from being absorbed by your body. It is used with a reduced-calorie diet and weight maintenance to treat obesity in people with certain risk factors (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol or triglycerides). You will lose weight if you limit your intake and increase your consumption of calories by exercise. Helpful drugs are only temporary. ...Read more
I was taking xenical 3 times a day, until i saw the box that my doctor recommended daily dosage is only twice, am i over dosing myself? How bad is it?
Vitamin issue: The fat soluble vitamins are not being absorbed so that can be an issue. When you are not taking it be sure to take food with high levels of the fat soluble vitamins- such as fish. ...Read more
No, but B careful: Lipo 6 her by nutrex, is not a non-stimulating harmless fat burner.It does not contain orlistat.It contains many others 2 b used w caution. Citrus aurantium 50% synephrine, caffeine, phenylethylamines, yohimbine all can b stimualting to the heart. The major ingred in lipo6 in general is guggulsterones, which r marketed to support the thyroid by "influencing" t3, (liothyronine) which directly effects the heart. ...Read more
Cost: Www.good RX.com. List the price 120 mg capsule 90 of those at a cost of $616.68. In my experience, it's not been shown to be worth it. There are other Products that are better. But that's just my opinion.Please check with your physician. ...Read more
See below: Xenical works in the presence of dietary fat and reduces the absorption of dietary fat by approximately 30%. The body will naturally tap into existing body fat stores for energy, which will result in a loss of body fat provided a balanced diet and regular physical activity is undertaken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight Loss: Orlistat works by interfering with fat absorption in your intestinal track. As a result, your body absorbs less fat from your meals. The downside is it can cause sudden watery stools. And by sudden, i mean really suddenly and unexpectedly. It can put you in embarrassing situations. I recommend against its use. ...Read more
Coincidence likely: There are reported liver toxiicty and in the test tube its toxic to liver cells. if true; Sure is rare. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlistat#Side_effects http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%28%231%20AND%20%232%29 ON THE OTHER HAND. Fat in liver occurs with a significant amt of fat in 1/5 fat people. Gallstones, alcohol intake and other liver injurious things also associate with obesity. ...Read more
5 plus/minus 15: Xenical helps prevent fat absorption from your diet. Ideally, you shouldn't be eating a lot of fat. If you take this med and eat fat, you will have greasy, fatty stools. Successful weight loss with this drug still requires healthy eating. Focus on veggies, protein, and fruits. Don't rely too much on this pill. Think healthy. ...Read more