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Is taking Oxyelite pro with high blood pressure dangerous?

Hi I am 45 years old about 5 11 and 243 .I excercise but do not eat right due to shift work etc.Ihave high blood pressure and take atenol ,amold/benap and lovastatin . I have a slight heart murmur my who life and wanted to try oxyelite pro . My ques is is it dangerous for me ? thank you Mark Pittsburgh Pa
Thu, 14 May 2015
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Dear Patient,
Thank you very much for your question. Oxy Elite pro is a product promoted for weight loss. However, recently FDA laboratories have proved that Oxy Elite pro contains Fluoxetine which is used to treat depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder etc. Therefore, this hidden component of fluoxetine can trigger serious life threatening conditions such as ventricular arrhythmia and even sudden death in individuals who are on other medications while consuming Oxy Elite Pro as a weight loss supplement due to its serious drug interactions.
In your case, you are already on blood pressure medications and lovastatin which prescribes to normalize your lipid profile. Since you are on these medications, I never recommend you to take Oxy Elite pro simultaneously. Also, it is not my personal opinion and it is what FDA says for Oxy Elite pro consumers. I hope that I answered your question.
Good luck!
Dr. Dinesh Nuwan Weerasinghe. MD
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Is taking Oxyelite pro with high blood pressure dangerous?

Dear Patient, Thank you very much for your question. Oxy Elite pro is a product promoted for weight loss. However, recently FDA laboratories have proved that Oxy Elite pro contains Fluoxetine which is used to treat depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder etc. Therefore, this hidden component of fluoxetine can trigger serious life threatening conditions such as ventricular arrhythmia and even sudden death in individuals who are on other medications while consuming Oxy Elite Pro as a weight loss supplement due to its serious drug interactions. In your case, you are already on blood pressure medications and lovastatin which prescribes to normalize your lipid profile. Since you are on these medications, I never recommend you to take Oxy Elite pro simultaneously. Also, it is not my personal opinion and it is what FDA says for Oxy Elite pro consumers. I hope that I answered your question. Good luck! Dr. Dinesh Nuwan Weerasinghe. MD