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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Do we know the true ingredients in the "herbal" diet pill Fruta Planta? My fiance has taken diet pills in the past that were prescribed, thus having been FDA approved with factual info.
I took one of her Fruta Planta pills b/c she said they made her feel like the prescribed Phentermine she had taken before. These pills definitely raise blood pressure and give a "speedy high" feeling similar to phentermine which cannot be good over time. Any thoughts?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.XXX
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Hi Doc.
User :   These pills seem to be a central nervous system stimulant. I just want to know if they are safe.
Doctor :   Yes, I did read it
Doctor :   There shall be no recommendation of stimulants anytime
Doctor :   you can take it as truth for almost all times
User :   Take the manufacturer's word that these pills are natural?
User :   And Safe?
Doctor :   Not at all
Doctor :   there are certain medicines like which you have mentioned
Doctor :   phentermine
User :   Have you heard of fruit plata?
Doctor :   There are many commercial products like that
Doctor :   I have not heard anything specific to fruit plata
User :   B/C this is available with no script a very cheap prices, it seem a bit suspect. They also are shipped from China. I do not believe you can purchase them in the XXX
User :   But they definable do work
User :   defiinately*
Doctor :   and cannot be accepted
Doctor :   the ingredients in it are questionable
User :   Do you have a list?
Doctor :   there are many products like that for diabetes, obesity, muscle gain, energetics, etc
Doctor :   which have no authenticity
User :   I meant a list of ingredients...
Doctor :   Can you give me the details of this product where I can see the details about it
Doctor :   like its website
Doctor :   or a mail its brochure
User :   If you XXX"Fruta Planta" you will find their web site as well as numerous mail order sites where you can order it.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Give me a minute
User :   Sure
Doctor :   Does it claim to shed weight as well?
User :   That is it's #1 and only purpose
User :   diet pill
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   it is like a concentrate of a fruit
Doctor :   which they are claiming if I am not wrong
User :   So they say
Doctor :   but I have many cases reported
Doctor :   about such products
Doctor :   not specific to fruita plant
Doctor :   and I never recommend any
Doctor :   Sorry if I have disappointed you
User :   No you haven't. Just b/c there is limited factual info on this product I thought you may know something the general public does not.
Doctor :   there are many such products floating in the market
Doctor :   and I really do not give any importance to such
Doctor :   I have heard about acai berry as well
Doctor :   wherein there has been great hype
Doctor :   which was never experienced by many
User :   B/C this drug seems to mimic the affects of phentermine, would you concur that there might be a non natural ingredient within?
Doctor :   Most often, there have been such reports
Doctor :   if you know about Herbalife, which did create such controversies in the past
Doctor :   that it contained certain stimulants again like Ephedrine
Doctor :   such possibility is always there
Doctor :   if such products are harmless it is fine
Doctor :   but sometimes they harm you
User :   Okay, thank you for your opinion.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   Not at this time.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   My final word is
Doctor :   Do not fall prey to such products
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
User :   Take care.
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