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Hello doctors! will u recommend lipotropic injection to an obese person? Is it safe and effective? Is there major side effects? Thank u sirs :)

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Safe

Lipotropic injections are fairly safe, but unlikely to be highly effective.
As they usually contain b12, they will give more benefit to someone who is low in b12.

In brief: Safe

Lipotropic injections are fairly safe, but unlikely to be highly effective.
As they usually contain b12, they will give more benefit to someone who is low in b12.
Dr. Su Fairchild
Dr. Su Fairchild
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Safe

Most lipotrophic injections are vit b complex in high doses.
Vitamin b is water soluble hence minimal side effects apart from injection site reaction. They are not effective for weight loss. However patients commonly report a boost of energy.

In brief: Safe

Most lipotrophic injections are vit b complex in high doses.
Vitamin b is water soluble hence minimal side effects apart from injection site reaction. They are not effective for weight loss. However patients commonly report a boost of energy.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Anyanwu is correct. These are placebos. Here in Kansas City as recently as a few decades ago, different physicians laced their injections with different adulterants -- methamphetamine and cocaine probably accounted for the "boost in energy." Be careful.
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