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Are there any weight loss pills that are okay to take with a heart problem?

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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Orlistat

Weight loss drugs tend to be only modestly effective, and most carry risks.
Several have been taken off the market because of heart problems. Amphetamine-like drugs should not be used in people with heart problems. Orlistat, which works on food absorption in the intestine, has no heart risk, though it has annoying side effects on the bowels.

In brief: Orlistat

Weight loss drugs tend to be only modestly effective, and most carry risks.
Several have been taken off the market because of heart problems. Amphetamine-like drugs should not be used in people with heart problems. Orlistat, which works on food absorption in the intestine, has no heart risk, though it has annoying side effects on the bowels.
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics

In brief: Weight pills

Be careful. Many diet pills are analogues of amphetamine and can be very bad for someone with a heart condition.
The same applies to energy drinks. Also, many of these pills are sold as herbal supplements and don't require any fda regulation which makes them potentially hazardous. Avoid diet pills.

In brief: Weight pills

Be careful. Many diet pills are analogues of amphetamine and can be very bad for someone with a heart condition.
The same applies to energy drinks. Also, many of these pills are sold as herbal supplements and don't require any fda regulation which makes them potentially hazardous. Avoid diet pills.
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