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 L-Carnitine be used to reduce weight?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. My weight is 185 lbs. I am unable to lose fat despite a proper diet and exercise. Can I use an L-carnitine supplement? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I am sorry to inform you that it is a myth that L-carnitine reduces weight by burning fat. I know that you can easily find thousands of websites on the internet that claim that consuming their energy drinks and supplements containing L-carnitine will burn out exce... Read Full »
Would you please suggest any medicine to reduce weight?
Query: Hi, I am 20 years old. My weight is 65 kg. My height is 5' 5". I want to lose my weight about 4 to 5 kg. Please suggest me any medicine to reduce weight. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best way to reduce weight is by regular physical exercise and balanced diet. You can lose weight by reducing your intake of oily food and sweets. It is also important to space your meals in such a way that you have more frequent, small meals (and not h... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
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 som... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 reca... Read Full »
Can I take Clenbuterol for asthma?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. My height is 176 cm and I weigh 77 kg. 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 67-72 kg. Recently my gym trainer informed me... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The drug you have mentioned is a beta2-adrenergic agonist 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 alter pota... Read Full »
Would it be dangerous to take Cardarine while on Nardil?
Query: Hello doctor, I am currently on 90 mg of Nardil (Phenelzine), which has proven to be a miracle drug for me. I have found over the years that many drugs you are supposed to avoid while on MAOIs are really acceptable. For instance, in order to counteract the daytime sleepiness side effect, I am actu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Yes, you are right. Bupropion is contraindicated with MAO inhibitors (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) as it may cause seizures. Daytime sleepiness is very hard to avoid, but you may try some natural stimulants like green tea and if needed you c... Read Full »
Can I take fat burner to lose weight?
Query: Hello doctor, I am quite overweight and my weight is 102 kg. My height is 5 feet and 7 inches. I am trying to lose weight and started going to gym. My coach says that I should take a fat burner for eight weeks. Is it fine to take that? I have fatty liver and some fibrosis also due to extra weight. C... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Mind my words that for weight loss other than exercise and right diet nothing works. The supplement you are taking is just fancy and is not going to help you. If you do exercises, then you may discuss with your doctor to prescribe you Orlista... Read Full »