This is not a comprehensive list of questions, because we believe in building personal relationships with our patients. The best way to answer your questions is during your private consultation.
They are diet aids to help you lose weight. They will help you lose weight by allowing you to eat less without feeling hungry.
Since the majority of people have the most difficult time with eating later in the day we would like you to take your medication at time intervals that maximize their benefits to you.
No. Recent research has proven that patients who took the medication as prescribed everyday did much better than those who took them only on holidays and/or when they felt like they needed them.
No, of course not. There is no magic pill, and you should be wary of any diet supplement that claims otherwise. Your body weight is a function of what you eat and what you burn through your body's metabolism. Appetite Suppressants can help you lose weight by learning to control your food portions, reducing your food and caloric intake without making you feel hungry, and increasing your fat burning capacity by increasing your metabolism.
Appetite Suppressants should NOT be used with Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (usually prescribed for depression) or during pregnancy.
It is also advisable to limit the use of Appetite Suppressants if you are using decongestants such as Sudafed, Actifed or anything containing phenylpropanolamine. Also remember, if you eat sweets (sugars) in even moderate amounts (like a piece of candy) the effect of appetite suppressants will be diminished. If your personal physician prescribes any medication for an acute illness, please inform him/her that you are taking appetite suppressants.
Yes, glaucoma, a disease of the eyes that is diagnosed by your ophthalmologist. However, when the disease is under control, you can use these medicines with your ophthalmologist's approval. IN ADDITION, YOU MUST DISCONTINUE THE USE OF APPETITE SUPPRESSANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO ANY GENERAL ANESTHETIC.
Recent research has proven that patients can safely take Appetite Suppressants until their desired level of weight has been achieved. Some patients continue the medication at a reduced dosage, for a long time during maintenance if necessary. You cannot continue with the medication if weight is gained while taking it. However, after a three-month period, the medication may be resumed.
Since these are prescription/controlled medications, physicians must follow federal and state guidelines when treating patients. We must follow a research proven protocol when using these medications. For example; we begin at a minimum dosage (which most people find adequate throughout their program) and can increase to a certain point but not higher. If you have taken Appetite Suppressants in higher dosages in the past, you must begin with the minimum dose. We can dispense or prescribe a maximum of one-month supply at a time.
Your initial testing and visit establish you as a patient with our office for approximately 6 months. Therefore, for your safety and the effectiveness of the programs, if you discontinue your visits for more than 6 months, you will have to re-enroll and undergo all of the testing again.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please consult with one of our physicians.
REMEMBER, KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN, NEVER SHARE YOUR MEDICINES WITH OTHERS, AND USE YOUR MEDICATIONS ONLY FOR THE INDICATION PRESCRIBED.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Information has been compiled for use by health care practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore we do not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise.
The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. My Weight Doctor is committed to high quality service and care. If you do not see your questions answered here, please contact us.
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