Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 64104

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Slimming Tablets

Posted by Lisa Simpson on May 24, 2001, at 9:29:26

Does anyone here know of a place where I can get a slimming medicine called Duramine? It has now been removed from the shelves in the UK, but it was brilliant. I lost two stone in two months, and it made me feel really good, and gave me more energy than I usually have. It also stopped me wanting to drink alcohol!!

Or perhaps someone can suggest a good alternative?
(Please don't say will-power, 'cos I ain't got much of that these days!)

TIA

Lisa

 

Re: Slimming Tablets Lisa Simpson

Posted by Cam W. on May 24, 2001, at 9:48:13

In reply to Slimming Tablets, posted by Lisa Simpson on May 24, 2001, at 9:29:26

Lisa - What was the active ingredient? Was it phenylpropanolamine (PPA). PPA has been removed from the market in North America because of a risk of heart attacks. In actuality, only one person has died as a direct result of consuming excessive PPA and I believe that this was 15 or so years ago. PPA was the best decongestant that we had and was not used in diet aids in Canada (but was in the U.S.).

I don't want to preach, but slimming pills do not work over the long term. You gain the weight back (and often more) when you use weight loss programs that take off pounds quickly. Genetics sets your body shape to a major extent, and after that, through exercise, you can only firm and tone what you got. It's not willpower, but hard work and sensible eating that will help to shed excess pounds (or, I guess in the U.K. you are now forced to say kilograms - I heard about the banana weighing fiasco).

Hope this helps - Cam.


 

Re: Slimming Tablets

Posted by blackjack on May 25, 2001, at 0:13:45

In reply to Re: Slimming Tablets Lisa Simpson, posted by Cam W. on May 24, 2001, at 9:48:13

> Lisa - What was the active ingredient? Was it phenylpropanolamine (PPA). PPA has been removed from the market in North America because of a risk of heart attacks.

PPA was taken off the market because it can be used in illegal amphetamine synthesis. This is the same reason there are now strong restrictions on the sale of single-ingredient preparations of ephedrine. The "safety" issue was just an pretense. PPA is safer than aspirin. I predict within a year, you will no longer be able to even get single-ingredient preparations of psuedoephedrine (Sudafed) OTC in the US.

And it't hemohrragic stroke, not heart attack, for which PPA (slightly) increases risk.

 

Re: Slimming Tablets

Posted by Cam W. on May 25, 2001, at 1:27:30

In reply to Re: Slimming Tablets, posted by blackjack on May 25, 2001, at 0:13:45

>
> And it't hemohrragic stroke, not heart attack, for which PPA (slightly) increases risk.

Yes, you are correct; sorry.

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/archives/warnings/2000/2000_108e.htm

 

Re: Slimming Tablets

Posted by Lisa Simpson on May 25, 2001, at 12:21:13

In reply to Re: Slimming Tablets Lisa Simpson, posted by Cam W. on May 24, 2001, at 9:48:13

Hi Cam - thanks very much for your reply. I don't know what the active ingredient was, as I no longer have any of the containers. But I was told it was amphetimine based.

Lisa

 

Re: Slimming Tablets Lisa Simpson

Posted by SalArmy4me on May 25, 2001, at 13:45:05

In reply to Re: Slimming Tablets, posted by Lisa Simpson on May 25, 2001, at 12:21:13

Maybe you can look into Xenical. www.xenical.com

> Hi Cam - thanks very much for your reply. I don't know what the active ingredient was, as I no longer have any of the containers. But I was told it was amphetimine based.
>
> Lisa

 

Re: Slimming Tablets

Posted by Elizabeth on May 27, 2001, at 15:05:21

In reply to Re: Slimming Tablets, posted by Lisa Simpson on May 25, 2001, at 12:21:13

> Hi Cam - thanks very much for your reply. I don't know what the active ingredient was, as I no longer have any of the containers. But I was told it was amphetimine based.

PPA is phenylpropanolamine. Amphetamine is phenylisopropylamine. They're both indirect-acting sympathomimetic amines. They cause blood vessels to constrict, which increases the chances of a hemorrhagic stroke.

-elizabeth


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