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Are there people who should not take chemical appetite suppressants?
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
People with high blood pressure should not take chemical appetite suppressants.
Also, check with your doctor to make sure the active ingredients don't interact with any medications you are on. There is little evidence that appetite ssupressants help with weight loss.

In brief: Yes
People with high blood pressure should not take chemical appetite suppressants.
Also, check with your doctor to make sure the active ingredients don't interact with any medications you are on. There is little evidence that appetite ssupressants help with weight loss.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. David Wyatt
There are clear guidelines to the use of anorectic ( appetite suppressant ) medications. While the Rx itself is NOT associated with weight loss, there Are real, valuable areas of use and if you are interested - I would advise to seek out a Bariatrician (an MD that specializes in obesity and weight loss) - check out ASBP.org
Dr. Hindi Mermelstein
Eating habits & weight patterns are often lifelong. Anoertic (appetite suppressants) may have a time limited role for persons whose wight puts them at high risk for medical complications but only as part of an overall health & well being plan. Meet with your doctor and staff to create the plan together & to make sure you don't have any conditions or are taking other medications that interact.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
People with heart disease, trying to get pregnant or pregnant or underweight or very young or very old and frail or using certain medications that may interfere or very difficult to control high blood pressure.
Have a complete assessment with a Bariatrician. Benefits of weight management are bountiful but appetite suppressant should be an aid to a multi-pronged approach

In brief: Yes
People with heart disease, trying to get pregnant or pregnant or underweight or very young or very old and frail or using certain medications that may interfere or very difficult to control high blood pressure.
Have a complete assessment with a Bariatrician. Benefits of weight management are bountiful but appetite suppressant should be an aid to a multi-pronged approach
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Michael Ahearn
Family Medicine
In brief: Diet pills
before prescribing diet pills a complete history and physical is required to added mental cardiovascular and hormone disorders seizures depression and anxiety substance abuse and personal goals and experiance it should be part of a well planned diet and exercise program to avoid failures

In brief: Diet pills
before prescribing diet pills a complete history and physical is required to added mental cardiovascular and hormone disorders seizures depression and anxiety substance abuse and personal goals and experiance it should be part of a well planned diet and exercise program to avoid failures
Dr. Michael Ahearn
Dr. Michael Ahearn
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
In brief: See below
Only those sensitive to the side effects.
Those with high blood pressure should be stabilized first; however they can them take the meds in low doses which will work when used in combo with other drugs.

In brief: See below
Only those sensitive to the side effects.
Those with high blood pressure should be stabilized first; however they can them take the meds in low doses which will work when used in combo with other drugs.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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