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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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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 effective are chitosan fat blocker tablets?

How effective are chitosan fat blocker tablets?

Not very effective: Though these products containing chitosan is claimed by the sellers to block fat and help reduce weight, but there is no scoinific evidence to support that claim. Actally a double blind study with placebo the weight loss was not significant and no different as compared to placebo. ...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 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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Which anxiolytic drug works best?

Which anxiolytic drug works best?

Many options: No single anti-anxiety medication is considered universally superior to the others. Ssri/snri classes of medications are considered among the best/first line treatment for anxiety disorders. Benefit by biological relatives can be a basis to go with one medication over another. Psychotherapy in combination with medication treatment generally yields the best outcome. See your doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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Is the diet pill adipex effective?

Is the diet pill adipex effective?

Appetite suppressant: All of them are intended for short term use; all are "speed" like drugs, with potential for becoming habit=forming, if not addictive. All tend to become less effective with continued use. ...Read more

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Is weider fat burners effective?

Fat burner: There are many pages of ads for this product when one googles it. There is however no evidence it does what it says. It probably is effective at making money for its production company. It is unlikely to have 'fat burning' effect. ...Read more

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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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Which fat burner works better then arson fat burner?

Fat burners: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...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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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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Is the weight loss drug phentermine (fastin) effective?

Is the weight loss drug phentermine (fastin) effective?

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 more

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Is there a over-the-counter diet pill that works like adipex?

Is there a over-the-counter diet pill that works like adipex?

No: Most over the counter medications are inefficient and have no significant randomised clinical studies or fda backing. ...Read more

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How well does fastin (phentermine) phenylethylamine HCl work?

How well does fastin (phentermine) phenylethylamine HCl work?

See below: Phentermine, is one of the most prescribed appetite suppressant in the world for years. On the market in 1959. The exact mechanism of action is unknown. It stimulates CNS activity. I find it works very well at low dose . I never prescribed large doses. You can find Dr. Michael Anchors article on phentermine in The Bariatrician 2008.a excellent review.see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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How effective are the orlistat and Alli diet pills?

How effective are the orlistat and Alli diet pills?

Moderately: Orlistat (or alli) keeps the body from absorbing a lot of fat in the food. If you are able to stay on a low fat diet, you can lose weight on it. However if you eat a fatty meal, you can have diarrhea and intestinal discomfort. ...Read more

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