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Medicine To Lose Weight

Medicines to lose weight will work differently based on the particular approach according to the individual components of the medicine. Some medicines make you feel full and hence reduce hunger, and the other type makes it tough for the body to absorb fat and prevent fat accumulation.

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Can I take Orlistat for weight loss if I have PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old female. I weigh 49 kg. My height is 140 cm and my BMI is 25. I am getting married in a few months and need to shed a few pounds. I took Orlistat 60 mg capsules after breakfast and lunch. I bought it over the counter without a prescription. The same evening, I had co...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need not take this drug to reduce weight. I would recommend you to stop this drug. An oily stool is normal with the medication you had taken. If you are already a diagnosed case of PCOS, consult a gynaecologist online and get it treated. PCOS is a cause for ove...  Read Full »

I have been struggling to lose weight. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with weight loss for a long time, and I cannot seem to shed those extra pounds. I was wondering whether I can take any medications for this. Can we discuss the possibility of using anti-obesity medication to help me finally achieve some meaningful weight loss? D...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Check your BMI (body mass index) and BMR (basal metabolic rate) and share those details. Weight gain can be due to various reasons. To know the cause, you need to plan for a few tests (ignore if already done) including: CBC (complete bl...  Read Full »

Can you give some insights on anti-obesity drugs and weightloss?

Query: Hello doctor,I am keen to learn about efficient weight loss techniques because I weigh 300 pounds now. I am especially interested in anti-obesity drugs and whether or not they can help people lose weight safely and effectively. Could you give specific information about the safety and efficacy of ant...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can provide you with general information on anti-obesity drugs and alternative weight loss methods as follows: 1. Anti-Obesity Drugs: a. Orlistat: This drug works by inhibiting the breakdown of fat in the digestive system, resulting in reduced fat absorption and subs...  Read Full »

Will Duromine be effective in weight reduction?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling a lot with my weight for the last two years. I consulted a dietician a few months ago, I have been on a balanced, calorie-controlled diet and I have also joined the gym. I am on a quest for a healthy balanced lifestyle. However, I am really struggling to get some...  Read Full »

Dr. Philile Donna Hlengwa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear that you have struggled so much with losing weight and have started to feel depressed from it. I must, however, commend you on the great work you have done so far, trying to take control of your health and owning a more balanced future. I have recalc...  Read Full »

Can I use Bupropion and Naltrexone to treat my obesity?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year-old female and weigh 271 pounds. I have been exercising with no noticeable changes. I have tried many fat-melting and alternative medicines, among other things that I cannot even count. Recently, I saw an advertisement for Contrave, and I wanted to ask if I can try it out a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I understand your concern. All weight-loss medications are not good for our health because they can lead to plenty of side effects like dizziness and severe muscle weakness. So, plea...  Read Full »

Can I take Clenbuterol for asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. My height is 5.7 ft and I weigh 170 lbs. I started hitting gym a month back. I am into 1 hour daily workout, which include both aerobic and anaerobic exercises. As per the BMI report, I was informed to keep my weight under 148-159 lbs. Recently my gym trainer informed ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The drug you have mentioned is a Beta-2 Adrenergic Agonist drug and it can cause bronchodilation in asthmatics and can also burn fat. It has other side effects also such as it can cause tremors, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, muscle cramps and can also alt...  Read Full »

Are fat burner supplements advised in ankylosing spondylitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in the spine. I am taking painkillers, calcium tablets and doing exercise. I have done my HLA B27 test. Can a person suffering from ankylosing spondylitis take fat burner supplements to reduce weight? Would it have any adverse effects?  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no study directly correlating fat burner supplements and their possible effects in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Fat burner supplements often contain caffeine which reduces fat by increasing your metabolic rate. Caffeine also has an untoward effect i...  Read Full »

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