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Question: mixing weight loss medications


 gj - Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:13 pm

Hi! I was wondering what the side effects would be, if I took both Xenical and Meridia. The Meridia leaflet states that you can't take it along with another weight loss medication that effects the brain, but Xenical doens't effect the brain. So, is it a huge risk to take both of these medications at the same time?
 DeLWolcott - Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:03 pm

It is true that they both target different systems to produce weight loss. A few things to keep in mind before taking either:

1. Meridia is currently under scrutiny for its true safety.
2. Xenical can mess up the body's electrolyte balance.
3. Studies have not been done on the combination of these medications to prove safety.
4. Studies of these two medications combined have not been shown to increase weight loss.

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