Our expert says:
I am not convinced that your friend actually saw a dietitian because dietitians are not allowed to prescribed medications, only supplements, probiotics, etc. It is possible that the person your friend consulted, is a medical dr who has specialised in dietetics, which would account for him being able to prescribe these medications. Eltroxin is a synthetic thyroid hormone which is usually only prescribed if the patient suffers from thyroid hormone deficiency (for all we know your friend may suffer from hypothyroidism). It should not be prescribed it the patient does not have a deficiency. The Moduretic is a diuretic which will cause mass loss via water excretion, but not fat loss.
If you are not suffering from a thyroid deficiency or water retention, then you should under no circumstances take these medications. Rather lose weight through a sensible diet and regular exercise.
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