Diet pills approved by the fda

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764218 tn?1234573359 I would say that most of the weight loss products do not work. Ali is the only one that is approved by the FDA as being safe and effective; however, I understand that it has some unpleasant side effects. The best and safest way to lose weight is through diet alterations and exercise. You need to figure out how many calories/day you need to maintain you current weight, then cut that amount enough to produce a calorie deficit. Do not go below 1000-1200 calories/day.
Avatar f tn My sister has been taking phentremine diet pills that she bought off the internet without a prescription. No one knew she was taking them. She was even taking them behind her husband's back. Now she is really sick. Anybody else get sick after taking them? The most disturbing of her symptoms is heart palpitations. Would appreciate hearing from anyone else who has had problems after taking these drugs.
29837 tn?1414538248 Still (and it seems strange to me to keep defending the drug cos) I think the FDA, not Pharma, is the one to press for increased access. The drug companies need to (a) show the drugs are safe (b) show they work (c) make money for their shareholders (hopefully in that order).
Avatar m tn I almost fell off the couch! The ad was by Gilead, the company that makes Sofosbuvir. I want to thank all of you dragon slayers who go through the clinical trials, myself included, can't get well and just keep fighting for the right drugs to cure us. I'm genotype 1b, infected in 1976 (tattoo), diagnosed in 1992, failed all three treatment attempts since 1995. I now have cirrhosis. I have an excellent doctor who wants to wait for some reason and treat me this fall.
Avatar n tn The only thing about a low carb diet is that a lot of Drs do not believe in it as they have all been brought up on the high carb way of living and think that the ADA diet is the only diet for diabetics. When I did the ADA diet I not only gained weight, but I could never keep my BG numbers in line (I was always high). Now I keep my numbers very, very close to normal doing the low carb. But be warned, Most people do not believe that you can eat low carb and get thin, but it is true.
Avatar n tn Is it FDA approved for steroid abusers? No, it is not. Is hCG approved by the FDA in a general usage for certain specific uses? Yes, it is. HCG is a glycoprotein composed of an alpha subunit and a beta subunit. HCG is closely related to two other gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), as well as thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), all three of which are glycoprotein hormones.
Avatar n tn My first shipment was seized by the FDA. I called the FDA and the guy there said that it's rare that you'll get inspected but it happens from time to time and I was unlucky. He said they would send the product back to the shipper and the shipper would most likely try again. I called and they asked me to send a copy of the letter I got from the FDA so they could expedite the re-shipment.
Avatar f tn I agree that most weight loss pills are not approved by the FDA; the ones that are, require a prescription from your doctor....... Can you give us an idea of a typical day's food/beverage intake? *IF* you had time to exercise, what would you prefer to do? Weight loss will need to be accomplished through a combination of proper diet and exercise.
921323 tn?1268679412 2) This diet requires prolonged and severe calorie restriction. While some forms of the diet might be so liberal as to allow 700 calories, the most common recommendations hover in the 500 calorie range. That’s a bagel with cream cheese - for an entire day. Sure, you will lose weight, but ultimately isn’t the goal is to get healthier? Balanced nutrition, fewer trans fats, less processed food, and smaller portions will help accomplish that, with more than the double the daily calorie intake.
190885 tn?1333029491 My son swears by the caveman diet. Essentially you can eat all the meat, veggie, fruit and nuts and seeds. No dairy of grains. I know two big things that put on weight are wheat and dairy, especially cheese. If you get hungry between meals, drink water, yup, more water!
Avatar n tn This diet is not approved by Stephen Barrett, M.D., nor is it approved by the FDA, the AMA, the pharmaceutical industry or the diet industry. They would prefer to have repeat customers, no doubt! The diet industry is a multi-billion dollar business that thrives on failing its customers. When you consider that something like 98% of dieters either fail to lose the weight they want, or else cannot keep it off, it's no wonder why it's so lucrative.
Avatar n tn If you are extremly obese, you can take help of diet pill phentermine,xenical(FDA approved prescription diet pills) etc. with proper execrcise. But before using diet pill you take proper precaution: Diet pills do help to control obesity and shed off the extra pounds which you are uncomfortable with.
Avatar m tn It's the one used for and applied for IND status in the FDA Phase II trials. Because it's not FDA approved yet, no cancer cures can be made. Boosts immune system which is believed to relate to anti-tumor activity. It's one of the safest ones you can take if you don't have an autoimmune disorder. Large cancer treatment centers allow it above anything else. In addition it's the only beta-glucan you can take orally *effectively*.
Avatar f tn No one disagrees that you can lose on a 500 cal diet with ow without HCG, but you have to look at the whole picture. How do you feel on the diet? Can you stick with the diet? Can you maintain your weight afterwards? 3 months ago, before I heard about HCG I attempted a 500 Calorie diet to reduce the affects of RA(Rhuematoid Arthritis). Actually I wanted to FAST because having been under a 14 day medically supervised fast (water only) 3 years ago, I knew what miraculous results I got.
280238 tn?1190227491 Hi Mary, You know, they have that Alli, which IS FDA approved, its the over the counter form of Orlistat. It supposedly blocks like 30% of the fat you consume. The catch is though, its only gonna work if you are eating healthy already. Its not free ticket to eat whatever you want. I tried it for like 3 days and didn't like it, upset my stomach a bit.
Avatar m tn And by the way, one day hopefully the hemopurifier will be approved for commercial use just like some of the other 65 drugs in the HEP C pipeline, including telepravir (which may be approved next year). What I do not understand is that it seems some here are willing to take the attitude of wait until the next big adjunct drug is approved and take it, but do not take such a position for the Hemopurifier or VRAD. they seem to immediately go to its a scam or it will never work.
3219519 tn?1345997489 To be very honest, Topamax or topimerate was approved by FDA as an anti-epilepsy drug. It has not been approved for weight loss. Weight loss is a serious side effect of this drug, and hence is often being used off label to help people lose weight.
Avatar n tn It worked good for me. As far as diet I started with the Swank diet but think the Paleo Diet has shown more success in threating neurological diseases. As far as the dental thing I had 10 root canals and an assortment of fillings. My gums were bleeding and that was clearly a problem in my case. Everyone must decide this issue for theirself because this is a major decision. I have some information concerning this issue that I will post.
Avatar f tn The FDA has approved Crestor for completely healthy people with normal cholesterol levels. Under the new guidelines, docs can now give this drug to people with "other" risk factors for heart problems such as elevated levels of C-reactive protein. This was based on a single study funded by the drug's maker. The plug on this study was pulled two years early the moment they got the result they wanted.
Avatar n tn What makes this drink unlike any other is that its formula is patented and FDA approved. The drink is called XS and comes in 9 different flavors (3 are caffine-free). Go to and check it out!
931217 tn?1283484935 Real palliation involves treating for the treatable, providing pain relief using real analgesic drugs when necessary, and the giving of psychological comfort by listening to the patient where possible. It is time to finally pound a wooden stake through this travesty of lies that is the vampire known as homeopathy. See this pictorial blog to understand why. You'll be glad you did:
Avatar m tn antibiotics are delivered to the site of infection by the bloodstream. There is some blood flow in the sinuses, but for many people it’s not sufficient to deliver enough of the drug to kill the large number of bacteria in the infected sinuses. You may also have learned that saline irrigation works a little bit to relieve your sinusitis, but not enough. The reason is even simpler: gravity.
Avatar n tn However this has not yet been approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Hence the safety of taking these pills has yet to be confirmed. Long term side effects have not yet been studied. Hence it is advised not to take medicines or pills not approved by concerned authorities of your country. Hence even if you need to take this, please discuss this with your doctor and take under medical supervision. The best way to lose weight is through diet control and exercise. Take care!
931415 tn?1244681111 That people bring evil to themselves with their own thoughts and that it is their fault. Tell that to the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis, or the millions killed by Stalin, or even the 3,000 who died on September 11, 2001. According to The Secret, they all brought that evil upon themselves with their “negative” thoughts. In other words, if you get cancer, AIDS, or other serious and possibly fatal diseases, it’s your fault for not being “positive” enough.
10805050 tn?1420939120 Eat when you take the pills an you'll avoid nausea. The worst of any od the potential side effects peak at week 6 and then it is what it is. Fatigue and a wired tired feeling were the other two. I did feel a bit spacey, but that might have been HE? I'm not sure. After I stopped the meds I felt much more active and since have been trying to get used to the cirrhosis meds. So no virus and hopefully normal once I get my diet and meds re the cirrhosis settled down.
Avatar n tn Hello... First of all, these supplements shouldn't be taken by people under the age of 18. I am not a big fan of "diet pills" and while the company who manufactures these can say just about anything they want...Unless they have been approved by the FDA, I wouldn't suggest taking them. Lastly, with a known V-Tach arrhythmia, any type of "diet pill" is a NO,NO! Please consider the pros and cons if you choose to take these.
1704915 tn?1357604854 It is not FDA approved in the US but it can be ordered from pharmacies in canada. It is a semi-risky medicine (it can cause long QT syndrome which can lead to a fatal heart arrhythmia) which is why it isn't FDA approved in the US. Always check with your doctor before starting any new medications.
1344197 tn?1392822771 In addition, these providers often suggest that Bioidentical Hormones can only be obtained from a compounding pharmacy. The fact is that there are many FDA-approved bioidentical hormone products available in the U.S. today. In fact, they have been available in the U.S. since 1975! Most all FDA-approved bioidentical hormones have been available in the U.S. for a long time and have extensive studies to support their safety and effectiveness.
177275 tn?1511758844 Over 4-6 months Restasis reduces inflammation on the surface of the eye and improves the quality and quantity of the tear (which has a protein, a fat (lipid) and a watery (aqueous) component. Also recent research has documented the effect of omega 3 fatty acids taken orally 2 or 3/day. This includes high quality enteric coated fish oil or other ocean based Omega 3 such as made from krill or calamari. Omega 3 helps dry skin, dry mouth and dry hair.
1468797 tn?1291476579 For some people they don’t even feel the side effects. Another drug, Meridia (sibutramine), approved by the FDA in 1997, helps by increasing the levels of some brain chemicals that reduce the appetite. Meridia may elevate blood pressure and heart rate hence should not be used by people with high or low or uncontrolled high blood pressure, people with history of heart diseases, congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeat, or if people have suffered stroke.