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Dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised fashion to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight. Dieting is often used in combination with physical exercise to lose weight, commonly in those who are overweight or obese. Some people, however, follow a diet to gain weight (usually in the form of muscle). Diets can also be used to maintain a stable body weight. Diets to promote weight loss are generally divided into four categories: low-fat, low-carbohydrate, low-calo...

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Belviq and dizziness
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I started taking Belviq 14 days ago. On day 11 I have been experiencing dizziness throughout the day that feel like a moderate case of vertigo. How long is this expected to last as a side effect? Should I cut to one pill a day to reduce this side effect? ## Hello, Karen! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're experiencing. Side effects tend to last for about the first month, while your body is getting used to the medication. Then they should gradually improve and go away entirely. If not, then you should consult your doctor. And no, lowering the dosage may make it go away for now, but it will just happen again, when you go back up. So, you shouldn't do that, unless your doctor okays it. Other side effects may include nausea, headache, weight loss and back pain....
Updated 57 seconds ago in Belviq.
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Hey ive been takin fruta planta for a month I lost 15 lbs...i stopped taking it bcuz the box says some crap about periods ( u all know the box makes no sense ) but i was just wondering if anyone takes it during their cycle cuz i really dont want to stop for a week but if i have too i will. ## Goldie, I have taken them with my cycle and there has been no change. The weight still comes off. Of course I still have the cramps and feel bloated. But for me the pills still work. Good luck! ## The U.S. FDA has issued a warning regarding the use of this product and the manufacturer is supposed to be recalling it from the market. It was found to contain an undeclared drug ingredient, Sibutramine, which was pulled from the market in the U.S. due to the fact that it has caused severe cardiac proble...
Updated 4 minutes ago in Sibutramine.
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Is it truly bad to be on Belviq with an anxiety medication? My Dr. Okay'ed it but I don't want bad side effects that can be life threatening. Today was my 1st day and I'm very nausea. Could also be from my Metformin I just started on..thinking I will stop this and focus on the belviq...and advice? ## Hello, Suga! How are you? What anxiety medication do you take? I'm sorry, but I can't check for possible interactions or problems without knowing the specific drug. Can you please post back and clarify? Thank you! Belviq is approved by the FDA to aid in weight loss. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, anorexia, diarrhea, pale skin and insomnia. Thus, it can cause nausea, as a side effect. What are you taking the Metformin for? If you're ...
Updated 5 hours ago in Belviq.
How long does it take Belviq to start working?
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This is my first week on Belviq. At times I still feel hungry... How long does it take to get into your system? I'm also on Toprol 25mg... Would this drug be interacting with the effects of Belviq? I take 1 tablet twice daily of the Belviq... Thank you so much ## You are still going to feel hungry. It should help you feel full faster when you are eating. Make sure to take the medications before your meals and not with them. I think peak in your system is after two hours. They are coming out with a once a day which will make all that easier. ## Wait, if you are only taking once a day that may be the problem . This medicine should be prescribed twice a day.
Updated 5 hours ago in Belviq.
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Can't find a local doctor to prescribe this new weight loss drug Belviq. Live in Central MN ## I'm sorry, but there is no directory of doctors that will or will not prescribe any given medication. And if you're calling around to various doctors and asking if they'll prescribe any particular medication, they will tell you no, because that's considered drug seeking behavior and it doesn't matter what type of medication you're asking about. Learn more Belviq details here. Any doctor can prescribe it. Do you currently have a PCP that you see regularly? If so, you can ask them about it, or have them refer you to someone. ## Hi, I'm having the same issue. I met with my doctor and provided her all the information I could print on it. She informed me that because...
Updated 5 hours ago in Belviq.
Beliq and cravings
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This is my fourth day taking Belviq. I am pretty frustrated and disappointed because after a meal this morning I took Belviq and then 1.5 hours later I was hungry all over again. I have a lot of hunger and many many cravings. I do not feel any different and I'm not sure if it's working at all. When I take pills they usually work that same day, why isn't this one helpting at all and how long to I have to use it to find out? ## It needs to be in your system continuously for several days before it may work. Two a day is what is needed. Take them before your meals. Try first thing in the morning and then late afternoon.
Updated 5 hours ago in Belviq.
contrave withdrawal
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I was part of the study and did extremely well, losing over 70 pounds. The last visit 2 weeks ago I was told the study was over and am no longer on the medication. Since stopping cold turkey I have had an almost constant headache, have trouble sleeping, have been irritable and have gained back 5 lbs. Now have a call in to my MD requesting a prescription so I can get back on the meds. I didn't have any of the issues that others have complained about while on the med, only after stopping! ## Hello, GrannyD! How are you? I'm very sorry about the withdrawal symptoms that you're having. They are most likely due to stopping the Bupropion cold turkey. The FDA does classify it as an antidepressant that is also used to aid in smoking cessation and these medication are well known to c...
Updated 13 hours ago in Contrave.
phentermine anyone have strange side effects?
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I just started taking this medicine for weightloss.I am having hot flashes and cold chills,terrible headache and a tingly head.I feal awful.Has anybody taken this and had the same reaction?If so did it pass after a few days?Gotta say this...I am not ever hungry! Like to hear from anyone that has taken this med.Thanks :) ## hi jen! I have also been taking phentermine for about 2 months now, and yes, the medicine can be great, but the side effects aren't always pretty. when i first started taking them, i had a headache, was super thirsty, and felt like i could crawl out of my skin! I now only get an occasional headache and still deal with the insomnia. what dosage are you on? maybe you should start small, say 18 mg and then move on to 30 when that doesn't work anymore, then 30.7 (...
Updated 20 hours ago in Phentermine.
Anesthesa & Adapex
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can you take adapex till day of surgery ? ## Hello, Gator! How are you? You should inform your doctor that you're taking it. It can cause complications with some anesthesia, so you may need to stop taking it for a few days, before surgery. The FDA classifies this medication as a weight loss aid and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, insomnia and anorexia. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 22 hours ago in Adipex.
ketosteril generic name
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is it available in USA? I HAVE TO USE TO PREVENT DIALYSIS WHILE MY GFR IS 24 NOW ## @Moody, From what I could gather, the generic name of Ketosteril is listed as "Ketoanalogues & essential amino acids". More specifically, each coated-tablet reportedly contains the following set of ingredients: (RS)-3-methyl-2-oxovaleric acid (a-ketoanalogue to DL-isoleucine), calcium-salt 67 mg + 4-methyl-2-oxovaleric acid (a-ketoanalogue to leucine), calcium-salt 101 mg + 2-oxo-3-phenylpropionic acid (a-ketoanalogue to phenylalanine), calcium-salt 68 mg + 3-methyl-2-oxobutyric acid (a-ketoanalogue to valine), calcium salt 86 mg + (RS)-2-hydroxy-4-methylthio-butyric acid (a-hydroxyanalogue to DL-methionine), calcium-salt 59 mg + L-lysine acetate 105 mg + L-threonine 53 mg + L-tryptophan 23 m...
Updated 1 day ago in Methionine.

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