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Posted by: Marcy | 2008/07/10

Diet Pills

Morning Doctor

The diets pills which you mention in your atricle Ephedra, can they be taken by controlled Epileptics?

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Dear Marcy
The whole purpose of the article on ephedra was to warn the public NOT to take such potentially dangerous products. If you are a controlled epileptic then you should not take ANY pills or medications without discussing their use with the dr who is controlling your epilepsy and prescribing your medication because a wide range of pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products can interfere with your uptake of the anti-epileptic medication or cause convulsions as side-effects. If you need to lose weight rather use the sensible approach and reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
Take care
DietDoc

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