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No: I know of no research that shows xenical can cause a false-positive drug test. All xenical does is block some of the fat from your diet from being absorbed, thus decreasing your calorie intake. This shouldn't cause either a urine or a blood drug test to become positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no information on line that it does. ...Read more
Good luck!: I show the generic (phentermine) still as a prescription-only medication. So, whatever is in the over-the-counter version is not likely its true namesake, or potentially in a very reduced strength--either of these may not give you the results you are hoping for, and toxicity risk. Phentermine can show in urine drug screen for 10-14 days per internet resources. ...Read more
Yes: When it first came out. My patients did and they did not want it anymore. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetes management: Hb A1c levels reflect average blood glucose concentration over the past 3-4 months and are a monitor of the quality of glucose control in the particular patient. The general aim is to keep A1c levels below 7. More recently, some doctors are using A1c levels to diagnose pre-diabetes and diabetes. ...Read more
Does taking pantaprazole domperidone dsr, revolol am50/5 and chlonofast .5mg effectg the lipid profile test?
Need generic: I need the generic names of the meds to help you. ...Read more
Sometimes: They are only useful for limited amounts of loss, and you can get foul smelling, greasy stools.I am not aware of long term success stories, but I am not a dedicated weight loss doctor.Overall they have a cost, and I do not believe they are popular, or a long term solution. ...Read more
LDH Isoenzymes lab test results:
LDH total- 153. LD1- 32, LD2-30, LD3, 20, LD4- 8, LD5- 10. Are these results normal? Is the LD1&LD2 ratio abnormal?
Historic test: Matthew, the LDH isoenzyme test is ancient history, almost never ordered nowadays. And your LDH is normal. The old 1-2 ratio is an antique screen for a heart attack, and it's neither sensitive nor specific. I know you're obsessing over the idea that you have lymphoma, and a few websites suggest this as a screening test -- but it's not. Focus on building a life for yourself. ...Read more
Depends on the drug : And purpose of the test. Most drugs used in treatment of common illnesses are routinely tested by hospital labs and results are usually available in four hours or sooner. Tests done for medico-legal purposes require confirmation and may take a day or two. Uncommonly used drugs may need to be sent to a reference lab and take a few days. ...Read more