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Is xenical (orlistat, alli) effective to lose 20lbs within one year?

Is xenical (orlistat, alli) effective to lose 20lbs within one year?

Yes, it can work: A meta-analysis of 22 studies trials showed that average weight loss was about 20lb over the course of a year. However, the weight came back after stopping the medication. It's not great to take the med long term (unpleasant side effects), so it'll really take a good diet and exercise regimen to keep the weight off. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

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Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Yes: When it first came out. My patients did and they did not want it anymore. ...Read more

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Where can I buy didrex, tenuate, mazanor, adipex-p, ionamin, (phentermine) bontril and merida?

"Meds": Please start on the web and learn everything you can about these products before you decide which one(s) are OK and safe! When you have settled this go to your pharmacy and see what the total costs of these meds would be. Very few people need all of the above without a very clear medical indication. ...Read more

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Best drug for dite.It doesnot contain orlistat.

Diet: There is no miracle in diet meds. All have side effects. Consult dr. Have cholesterol checked with focus on triglycerides as well as pre diabetes. Calories in calories out. Only structured life style over years can help. Consulting nutritionist after medical evaluation is wise decision consider understanding carbohydrates, fats, choose wisely. Colored berries as anti oxidants, etc. ...Read more

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Will Garcinia Cambogia help me lose weight? Is it safe? Bought 60% HCA veggie capsules zero fillers, zero binders, no artificial ingredients

Will Garcinia Cambogia help me lose weight? Is it safe? Bought 60% HCA veggie capsules zero fillers, zero binders, no artificial ingredients

I would not count on: it. 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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Is pure combogia ultra (weight reducing pills)are good for health?

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Is pure combogia ultra (weight reducing pills)are good for health?

No proof of benefit: Despite extensive marketing of miraculous claims, manufacturers of dietary supplements are not required to prove safety & effectiveness. In fact, I'm actually more concerned about contaminants & improper labeling. Check out http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2015/05/11/heres-why-fda-is-ordering-bmpea-supplements-off-the-market/ & http://goo.gl/Ko1BsI re recent BMPEA fiasco. ...Read more

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I am on atorvastatin 10 mg; orlistat 120mg; silymarin 70 mg; neurovitamins; all once daily?

I am on atorvastatin 10 mg; orlistat 120mg; silymarin 70 mg; neurovitamins; all once daily?

Not all once daily: Atorvastatin should be taken once daily. Orlistat 120 mg is usually dosed three times a day with each main meal containing fat. The dose may be taken during the meal or within 1 hour of completing the meal. Check with your physician for details regarding your recommendations. ...Read more

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How safe is xenical orlistat for weight loss?

How safe is xenical orlistat for weight loss?

Quite safe.: Xenical (orlistat) binds fat and allows it to pass through your body unabsorbed. This prevents the fat from contributing to weight gain. You need to follow a low-fat diet on this medication because if you eat too much fat, you will suffer oily stools which are difficult to control! if your dietary problems stem from overeating carbohydrates, this product may not help very much. ...Read more

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How are lipase inhibitors (orlistat) used as a fat blocking medication?

How are lipase inhibitors (orlistat) used as a fat blocking medication?

Orlistat stool chang: No every body who takes orlistat has fatty stools, that how it works by blocking the absorption of fats orlistat blocks the absorprtion of fats and fats are in the stools undigested and there is limited absorption. ...Read more

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How do public health workers stop a cholera epidemic?

How do public health workers stop a cholera epidemic?

Education: By educating people about avoiding contaminated water and food. ...Read more

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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

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Biohair capsules by vindeca life sciences, can this product work?

Biohair capsules by vindeca life sciences, can this product work?

Who knows?: There is no research supporting or refuting this product's effectiveness. There are testimonials on the web site, but but it's hard to know about their credibility. It is an expensive product. I suggest asking your own dermatologist about this, and seeing what s/he would recommend. ...Read more

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Is ionamin (phentermine) available online?

Yes/ no: I don't think so. It is a prescription item and a name brand. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried xenical (orlistat) for losing weight successfully?

Has anyone tried xenical (orlistat) for losing weight successfully?

Works for some: Orlistat works by interfering with fat absorption in your intestinal track. As a result, your body absorbs last 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

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What is orlistat?

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What is orlistat?

Orlistat: Also named xenical, is a drug developed to prevent absorption of fats & treat obesity. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What affect does orlistat have on a diabetic?

What affect does orlistat have on a diabetic?

None: It only inhibits the absorption of fat by inhibiting lipase which breaks down fat for absorption. ...Read more

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Does orlistat really help your concentration?

No: Orlistat does not affect your concentration in any way. It prevents you from absorbing some of the fat from your meal. ...Read more

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How quickly can orlistat make you lose weight?

How quickly can orlistat make you lose weight?

Modest weight loss: Prescription strength people lost 6 pounds over a year and over the counter version people lost 3 pounds over a year per review articles. ...Read more

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Does xenical remove fats that you already have?

No: Xenical blocks digestion of about 1/3rd of ingested fat. ...Read more

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Which foods should you avoid when taking xenical?

Which foods should you avoid when taking xenical?

Foods High In Fat: Xenical is a lipase inhibitor that decreases the absorption of fatty acids through the GI system. This means that if you take xenical and eat a meal that is high in fat, the fatty acids will not be absorbed and will pass further into the GI system . . . Which can lead to bloating, flatulence (gas), and diarrhea. Foods high in fat are: butter, oil, red meats, eggs, avocados etc. ...Read more