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Generic Adipex - HCA Side Effects

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  • Generic Adipex
    Adipex is currently available in brand-name and generic form. As this article from the eMedTV site explains, generic Adipex tablets and capsules are available in one strength (phentermine 37.5 mg) and are made by several drug companies.
  • Generic Alli
    This eMedTV Web page discusses generic Alli. It explains why a generic version is currently unavailable, when it may become available, and factors that can affect this. The difference between a generic name and a generic version is also explained.
  • Generic Belviq
    This part of the eMedTV Web library takes a look at when a generic Belviq (lorcaserin) product might become available. At this time, patents prevent companies from making a generic version of this drug until at least April 2023.
  • Generic Bontril
    Generic Bontril is available in short-acting form under the name Phendimetrazine tablets. This eMedTV page explains why the long-acting form of Bontril is not available in generic form and describes why phendimetrazine is equivalent to Bontril PDM.
  • Generic Didrex
    As this eMedTV article explains, generic Didrex is sold under the name Benzphetamine tablets. This Web page discusses the generic version in more detail and explains how it compares to the brand-name medication.
  • Generic Meridia
    This eMedTV page explains that generic Meridia may not be available until 2013, when the next patent expires. This page also lists factors that may delay a generic version from being made and warns people against buying any so-called generic products.
  • Generic Phentermine
    Most phentermine products that are currently available are generic drugs. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes the various strengths and forms available for generic phentermine and lists the manufacturers that currently make the products.
  • Generic Qsymia
    This part of the eMedTV Web library takes a look at when a generic Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) product might become available. At this time, patents prevent companies from making a generic version of this drug until at least 2020.
  • Generic Suprenza
    As this eMedTV article explains, a generic version of Suprenza (orally disintegrating phentermine) cannot be made until the patent expires. This page explains when this is expected to occur and how lawsuits or other circumstances may change this date.
  • Generic Tenuate
    Currently, Tenuate is only available in generic form. As this section of the eMedTV Web site explains, brand-name Tenuate is no longer being manufactured. Generic Tenuate is available in two strengths and is made by Watson Laboratories.
  • Generic Xenical
    This eMedTV segment offers a discussion on generic Xenical. It describes when a generic version may become available and explains the difference between a generic version of a drug and its generic name.
  • Genetics and Obesity
    This article on the eMedTV Web site discusses how environmental factors, obesity, and genetics are all tied together. This page also explains how genes and environmental factors can lead to obesity, but they are not necessarily causes of it.
  • Get the Blues
    Are those few extra pounds making you feel blue? Embrace it! Strange as it may sound, studies have shown that the color blue actually helps to suppress appetite. So wear blue clothes and eat blueberries off of blue plates in your blue-walled dining room. You might just find that blue is the color for a new, lighter you!
  • Glucomanan
    Glucomannan is a fiber supplement used to treat various conditions, such as constipation and obesity. This eMedTV segment offers a brief overview of glucomannan and discusses possible side effects. Glucomanan is a common misspelling of glucomannan.
  • Glucomannan
    Glucomannan is an herbal supplement that can help treat several conditions (such as constipation). This eMedTV article describes these conditions in more detail and provides information on the effectiveness and safety of glucomannan.
  • Glucomannan and Breastfeeding
    It is generally recommended to avoid taking glucomannan if you are breastfeeding. This eMedTV Web page contains further information on glucomannan and breastfeeding, and explains why breastfeeding is not the best time to be trying to lose weight.
  • Glucomannan and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV segment explains that there is not enough information on glucomannan and pregnancy to determine if it is safe to take the product when pregnant. This page describes why it is probably a good idea to avoid glucomannan when pregnant.
  • Glucomannan Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, glucomannan dosages for treating certain conditions will vary depending on several factors (such as age and product used). This page outlines general glucomannan dosing guidelines and offers tips for taking the drug.
  • Glucomannan Drug Interactions
    Glucomannan drug interactions may occur when it is taken with other oral medications or diabetes medicines. This eMedTV resource discusses these interactions in more detail and explains the problems that these interactions may cause.
  • Glucomannan for Weight Loss
    Can you lose weight by taking glucomannan? This selection from the eMedTV archives addresses this question, explaining how glucomannan works and listing some of the product's other uses. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Glucomannan Overdose
    The symptoms of a glucomannan overdose may include digestive symptoms, such as gas and diarrhea. This eMedTV article explains the factors that may affect a glucomannan overdose and discusses possible treatment options.
  • Glucomannan Safety
    Some people may wonder, "Is glucomannan safe?" This eMedTV article discusses the safety of glucomannan, explains some warnings and precautions to be aware of with the product, and covers what to discuss with your doctor prior to taking glucomannan.
  • Glucomannan Side Effects
    Gas, bloating, and diarrhea are possible side effects that may occur when taking glucomannan. This eMedTV page discusses other possible glucomannan side effects, including those that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Glucomannan Uses
    Glucomannan is primarily used in food preparation and as an herbal supplement. This part of the eMedTV site further explores glucomannan uses, explaining how the supplement can be used for several conditions, such as constipation and high blood sugar.
  • Green Tea
    Studies suggest green tea may decrease abdominal fat, especially in people who are already exercising. If you can, though, try to avoid drinking sweetened green tea, as the sugar may counteract any positive effects of the green tea.
  • Green Tea
    Studies have shown that green tea may lower the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer. It is also calorie-free and is high in antioxidants. Green tea comes in many flavors and can be served hot or cold.
  • Guarana
    Guarana is a plant from the Amazon that is often used as an energy supplement or a weight loss aid. This eMedTV Web page describes guarana in more detail and offers information on its effectiveness, safety, and potential side effects.
  • Guarana and Breastfeeding
    Moderate amounts of caffeine are probably safe for breastfeeding women, but large amounts should be avoided. This eMedTV page further discusses guarana and breastfeeding, and explains what may happen if you take too much caffeine while breastfeeding.
  • Guarana and Pregnancy
    Pregnant women may need to avoid guarana because of its high caffeine content. This segment of the eMedTV archives includes more information on guarana and pregnancy, and explains why pregnant women may want to limit their caffeine intake.
  • Guarana Dosage
    Currently, there is no dosage of guarana that has been established as safe and effective. As this eMedTV page explains, the maximum safe dose depends on several factors, such as how you respond to caffeine and the caffeine content in your guarana product.
  • Guarana Interactions
    Many medicines may cause negative guarana interactions, including clozapine, cimetidine, and mexiletine. This eMedTV resource explains what may happen when drugs interact with guarana and lists other medicines that may cause a negative interaction.
  • Guarana Overdose
    If you take too much guarana, overdose symptoms may include fever, vomiting, and insomnia. This page from the eMedTV Web site lists other symptoms that can occur with excessive caffeine consumption and explains what overdose treatments are available.
  • Guarana Side Effects
    Common side effects of guarana may include restlessness, increased urination, and nausea. As this eMedTV segment explains, since there are high levels of caffeine in the supplement, side effects are usually associated with caffeine consumption.
  • Guarana Uses
    Guarana is often used as a weight loss aid or energy supplement. This article from the eMedTV Web site discusses guarana uses in more detail, including information on where guarana comes from and how the herbal supplement is believed to work.
  • Guarana Weight Loss Pills
    Some people take guarana pills in an attempt to lose weight quickly -- but does this actually work? This eMedTV article addresses this question, with details on the active ingredient in guarana and possible side effects.
  • HCA
    HCA is a substance often found in diet pills and weight loss supplements. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides a detailed overview on HCA, including information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
  • HCA and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV page explains that no research has been done on HCA and breastfeeding, so the risks to a nursing infant are unknown. This page discusses the issues surrounding the topic and stresses discussing the matter with your healthcare provider.
  • HCA and Pregnancy
    There is little information available on HCA and pregnancy. As this eMedTV segment explains, the amounts found in certain foods are probably safe, but the supplements should typically be avoided, since the exact risks, if any, are unknown.
  • HCA Diet Pills
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is an ingredient found in many diet pills. This article gives a brief overview of HCA, exploring where it comes from, whether it is effective, and more.
  • HCA Dosage
    While research studies used an HCA dose of 500 mg three times daily, it's unclear if this is the best dose. This eMedTV segment offers things to consider concerning your HCA dosage, including tips on taking the supplement safely.
  • HCA Drug Interactions
    There are no known HCA drug interactions at this time. However, as this eMedTV article explains, that doesn't mean that none exist. Possible drug interactions are discussed and the importance of discussing the issue with your doctor is stressed.
  • HCA Overdose
    The effects of an HCA overdose might be the usual side effects, only worse. However, as this eMedTV Web page explains, little information is available on the supplement, so possible side effects, overdose symptoms, and treatment options are unclear.
  • HCA Safety
    Is HCA safe? This page from the eMedTV Web site provides several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking the supplement, including conditions to tell your healthcare provider about and a list of people who should avoid it.
  • HCA Side Effects
    This page from the eMedTV library explains why so little is known about possible HCA side effects. Known side effects are listed, as are signs of a potentially serious allergic reaction, which should be reported to your healthcare provider.
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