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Dr. Michael Ekizian Dr. Ekizian
Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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?

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

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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

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

Dr. Terry Simpson Dr. Simpson
Surgery
31 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. David Liu Dr. Liu
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
15 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Is orlistat harmfull for virgin?

Is orlistat harmfull for virgin?

Unclear: Your question is unclear. Orlistat has shown evidence of leading to weight loss, but probably not sustained in the long run. It is better to increase your physical activity and eat a healthy diet. None of these interventions should have any direct effect on virginity. ...Read more

Dr. Lance Ashworth Dr. Ashworth
General Practice
16 years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Does lipo6 for her contains orlistat?

Does lipo6 for her contains orlistat?

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

Dr. Paul Diamond Dr. Diamond
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is xenical effective?

Yes: Depends upon the patient, but xenical has been effective [or it's otc counterpart- alli] for a number of patients. ...Read more

Dr. Chuck Shaffer Dr. Shaffer
Bariatrics
29 years in practice
Spartan Health Sciences University, School Of Medicine
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How expensive is Xenical?

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

Dr. Chuck Shaffer Dr. Shaffer
Bariatrics
29 years in practice
Spartan Health Sciences University, School Of Medicine
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How do xenical pills work?

How do xenical pills work?

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 more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah Dr. Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
38 years in practice
University of Mumbai, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
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Does orlistat destroy kidney?

Does orlistat destroy kidney?

See below: One of the side efffects mentioned is oxalate nephropathy there is increases absorption of oxalate possible from taking this medication, and that can potentially cause damage to the kidney this is not common but mentioned as a potential problem. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Green Dr. Green
Bariatrics
34 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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How quickly does xenical work?

How quickly does xenical work?

Immediately: The same day you take it with food. Careful with the total fat you eat when you take this medicine. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Foreman Dr. Foreman
Bariatrics
24 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Xenical -- how successful is it?

Xenical -- how successful is it?

Minimally: A study comparing this to diet only revealed weight loss of 13.4 pounds in one year with xenical, compared to 5.8 pounds with diet alone. The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy diet combined with 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise daily. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Can orlistat be an abortifacient?

Can orlistat be an abortifacient?

Is a Category X drug: Orlistat has been assigned to pregnancy category X by the FDA. High-dose animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of embryotoxicity or teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Charlap Dr. Charlap
Holistic Medicine
33 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What is xenical-orlistat used for?

What is xenical-orlistat used for?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Ernie Ordonez Dr. Ordonez
Bariatrics
53 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Can xenical / reductil be effective?

NO: Effective for what. I don't think so in my experience. ...Read more

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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How can orlistat cause hepatotoxicity?

How can orlistat cause hepatotoxicity?

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

Dr. Joseph Kuhn Dr. Kuhn
Bariatrics
33 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How many pounds should one lose on xenical?

How many pounds should one lose on xenical?

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

Dr. Francine Yep Dr. Yep
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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