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Question: KIDNEYS & DIET PILLS


 bobbib - Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:41 pm

I have only one kidney (donated the other one). Can diet pills, such as Hydroxycut hurt my kidney or can I safetly use them? Thanks
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:43 pm

User avatar Hello,
These supplements are not approved by the FDA and as such have not undergone extensive safety testing and regulation so we can't determine if there might be problems in your situation. I would discuss it with your renal specialist or urologist. Most people are just as successful with a proven weight loss regimen such as Weight Watchers as they are with an added supplement anyway so the safest course would be to avoid the additives.

Best wishes.

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