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15 Mar 2007


Hi Doc.I have 20 kg's to loose before my wedding in September.My doc has prescribed reductil for me, i would like to know if you recommend it amd what other people that have used have to say about it.Plz also help me with diet plan the slimming one on the site ahs too much food, i need something more drastic.THANX
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Bride To Be
Reductil can be used together with an energy-restricted diet to help with weight loss. According to my copy of MIMS, Reductil is associated with the following side-effects: chills, cardiovascular effects, gastrointestinal disturbances, central nervous system effects, sweating. This medication is not addictive. It is a schedule 5 drug so you must have it prescribed by a medical dr and he will have to monitor your progress. I would also recommend that you consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will work out a diet that will assist with weight loss. Combine your medication and diet with regular exercise to obtain the best results (e.g. join a gym or Walk for Life). If you do decide to use the diet on this Website and lose 1 kg per week, then by the beginning of September you will have lost more than 20 kg - don't try anything too drastic of a fad diet as this can harm your health and lead to rapid weight re-gain.
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