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GaryinNJ posted:
I am now trying this ACOMPLIA and it seems to help lower my
sugar and also reduce my appetite.

I wonder if anyone else is currently trying this drug?

I also wonder why it is not legal in the USA?
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damondj responded:
I would like to know more about this new drug and is it safe...
flutetooter replied to damondj's response:
Look up ACOMPLIA on Google or your computer search engine. It seems to be moderately successful on short term weight loss and was previously touted for stopping the smoking habit -- in a test paid for by it's own drug manufacturer and tested on people without known health problems, such as diabetes.

You are already on two powerful diabetes meds, and those are not working well with your lack of diet and exercise, so why add a third med with unknown side effects. The best results are those from careful carb and calorie counting, and regular exercise!
phototaker responded:
If it's not legal, why are you taking chances with someone new like this. I really want to try strontium, because some people on the bone website are taking it, but it's not FDA regulated, so I'm waiting to hear more. I'm not willing to take the chance of side effects down the road. Even with some of our diabetes medications that have been regulated, there have been some harmful heart side Avandia and Actos. They're still trying to figure out those drugs and how they affect diabetics who use them.

What diabetes medications are you taking? Have you checked with your doctor to see if there are any drug interractions with Acomplia?
Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
As to why it's not been approved for use in the U.S., read the following article from 2007. (FYI, any articles on WebMD which expressed hope about this upcoming medication are now many years old.)

FDA Panel Rejects Obesity Drug Zimulti [Acomplia]
betaquartz replied to phototaker's response:
Strontium carbonate is one of the chemical components I am picking up tomorrow for my glazes. Its unique properties makes it an excellent replacement for barium which I refuse to use in the studio. Interesting that there is more interest in it-now I guess the prices will jump!
xring replied to flutetooter's response:
You tell 'em, flutetooter!!

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