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Learn how abusing various health and vitamin supplements and medications can be harmful to your health, the signs that someone is abusing supplements/medications, and how to treat this abuse.

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The harmful effects of laxative abuse

The harmful effects of laxative abuse

Laxative abuse is characterized by the excessive use of laxatives with the...
Person taking weight loss drugs

How safe are weight loss drugs?

Weight loss drugs aren’t safe to use without medical supervision and are generally prescribed to help in...

Laxative misuse in patients with eating disorders

Laxatives have been used for health purposes for over 2000 years. These days they...

The dangers of anorexiant diet pills

Anorexiant diet pills have increased dangers for those with an eating disorder. There...

The truth about laxatives for weight loss

Using laxatives in an attempt to lose weight is a form of disordered eating that can...
Laxatives and stomach cramps

Laxatives and stomach cramps

While laxatives may relieve constipation associated with some illnesses, such as...
Prevent a laxative overdose

How to prevent a laxative overdose

When used appropriately, laxatives can be a helpful tool to alleviate constipation. But excessive laxative...

Dangers of supplement and weight loss pills

It can be tempting to look for a quick fix if you’re struggling with thoughts about your weight or have...
Naltrexone for weight loss

Naltrexone for weight loss (Revia, Vivitrol)

Naltrexone, a medication prescribed to treat opioid and alcohol use disorder, is sometimes used for weight...
Topamax for weight loss

Topiramate for weight loss (Topamax)

Topiramate, also sold under the brand name Topamax, is a prescription anticonvulsant medication used to...
Alli for weight loss

Orlistat for weight loss (Alli, Xenical)

Orlistat, is a medication sold under the brand names Alli and Xenical that is available over the counter...
Phentermine for binge eating

Phentermine for weight loss (Adipex-P, Lomaira)

Phentermine is the generic name for the prescription drug sold under the brand names Adipex-P and Lomaira...
Bupropion for weight loss

Bupropion for weight loss (Wellbutrin, Zyban)

Bupropion, also sold under the brand names Zyban and Wellbutrin, is an antidepressant medication. It is...
Can you overdose on metformin?

Metformin for weight loss (Fortamet, Glumetza)

Metformin is a medication prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes by managing blood sugar levels. However...
Ozempic for weight loss

Semaglutide for weight loss (Ozempic)

Semaglutide, also sold under the brand names Ozempic and Wegovy, is an injectable medication prescribed to...
Tirzepatide for weight loss

Tirzepatide for weight loss (Mounjaro)

Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) was approved in 2022 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating type 2...
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Diethylpropion for weight loss (Tepanil, Tenuate)

Diethylpropion (Tepanil, Tenuate) is a prescription appetite suppressant. Taking a “diet pill” like...
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Zonisamide for weight loss (Zonegran)

If you’re considering taking zonisamide for weight loss or you already do, you’ll want to know the physical...
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