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Is there any medicine to reduce excess fat? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 02-Dec-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
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User:Hello Dr.
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:i am 37 yrs old and obesit, needs to reduce, could you pls guide
User:as i am working for a MNC, i do not have spare time to do any exercise
User:i am in food control and do not smoke or drink
User:is there any medicine to reduce excess fat
Doctor:there are medicines like Orlistat available as anti-obesity drugs
Doctor:You can discuss about the same with your family physician
User:okay, but how safe is it
Doctor:they are generally not safe
User:how about ayurveda
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:I am not aware of ayurveda as I am an allopath
User:fine Dr. for your suggestion.
Doctor:are you there?
User:yes tell me
Doctor:I am not finished yet
User:i am so sorry
Doctor:Orlistat is one drug that has proven benefits
Doctor:If you are unable to exercise and your food habits are good, then you can try this medicine
User:procedure and duration
Doctor:you can take a dietitian call for the same
Doctor:She can instruct you on the diet to be taken
User:thats good
Doctor:SO that you can at least reduce a few kilos
Doctor:You can raise a dietitian request from your dashboard
Doctor:Do you know how to do that?
User:yes, i did that
Doctor:that is good
Doctor:You can at least plan a good diet by that
Doctor:try to exercise
Doctor:Let me tell you straight
Doctor:there is no short cut to this
Doctor:You have to exercise and eat healthy diet to be in ideal weight
Doctor:else, you tend to go overboard
Doctor:This is true
Doctor:try exercising a bit
User:let me try, but my timings is not permitting me to do so
Doctor:try your best
Doctor:if nothing works, then you can try the medicines
Doctor:the dose of orlistat will be 120 mg three times a day with meal
Doctor:The doctor should weight the risk benefit ratio before starting you on the medicine
Doctor:all right?
User:okay Dr.
User:thanks for your suggestion
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:Hope this bit of information helps you
Doctor:wish you good health
User:thanks a ton
Doctor:do you have any more queries?
Doctor:Bye for now
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