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    fda approved weight loss
    An_198694 posted:
    intresting read. . and i know iv read that some here already take the 1 drug . . go figure. . and please always check with your dr before you try some new meds. .
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    annette030 responded:
    The way I read it is the FDA had NOT approved it yet, but some committee they have recommended approving it.

    It is just a combination of two older drugs, naltrexone and wellbutrin. I will wait and see how tt works, but frankly until it has been taken by lots of people for a long time, I will not volunteer to be a guinea pig.

    I took Redux, and ended up stopping it just before they pulled it from the market due to side effects. I had to have multiple echocardiograms and it was a real mess. I gained back the weight I lost as soon as I stopped taking the drug anyway.

    Now, I am losing again, but slowly and steadily like I should.

    Take care, Annette

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