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Does Thyroxine help to lose weight?

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Posted on Wed, 27 May 2015
Question: can i use l.thyroxine tablets to loss weight
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Thyroxine is not used for loosing weight.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam.

I understand your concern.

Thyroxine tablets are not used for losing weight.

Instead drugs like Orlistat is meant for losing weight if taken under medical prescription.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.
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Does Thyroxine help to lose weight?

Brief Answer: Thyroxine is not used for loosing weight. Detailed Answer: Hi Mam. I understand your concern. Thyroxine tablets are not used for losing weight. Instead drugs like Orlistat is meant for losing weight if taken under medical prescription. Post your further queries if any. Thank you.