Dr Oz: Combo Diet Pills
Dr Oz spoke about Combo Diet Pills with Dr Robert Skversky, because Combo Pilling is the latest diet craze sweeping the nation. Doctor Oz said that people are losing weight without exercise or changing their diet while taking Combo Diet Pills, which is where you take two drugs that are more effective together than separately. However, these pills are not Diet Pills, they are meant to treat serious things like epilepsy and depression. Click here to also read about the lady on the Dr Oz Show who had terrible side effects from these Combo Diet Pills: Dr Oz: Combo Pilling.
Dr Oz: Fen-Phen Combo Diet Pill
Dr Oz said the idea of Combo Diet Pills was born in a Kansas City Airport where a pharmacologist came up with the idea of combining two drugs to treat weight loss. When he got back home, he started treating people with this double pill regime and after 8 months, they lost 32 pounds. This first Combo Diet Pill was called Fen-Phen and became an overnight sensation. But in 1997, trouble hit Fen-Phen because Fenfluramine (one of the pills in the Combo Diet Pill) was pulled from the shelf because it was associated with Heart Valve Disease. Since then, the FDA has not approved any Combo Pill Therapy, but some doctors are prescribing it on their own anyway. Is Combo Pilling safe though?
Dr Oz: Dr Robert Skversky Diet Pills
Dr Oz said that Orlistat, commonly known as Alli, is the only FDA approved drug to treat weight loss, but it has negative side effects like cramping and leakage. Doctors like Dr Robert Skversky have created their own Diet Pill Cocktail by combining drugs that are commonly used as Appetite Suppressants, Seizure Medications, Anti-Depressants and Anti-Diabetic Drugs. Dr Skversky said that obesity is like Diabetes, in that it is a chronic disease, meaning that you need a long term therapy. He said he has had thousands of successful patients for many years, including Leslie who came on the Dr Oz Show.
Dr Oz: Combo Diet Pill Benefits
Dr Oz asked Dr Skversky how much weight do people seem to lose on average from Combo Diet Pills? He said that weight loss results are based on genetics, sensitivity to medicine and a person’s compliance, but around 34-35 pounds of weight loss is about average. Dr Oz said that he is prescribing a mixture of drugs that are usually used to treat serious conditions, so where did this idea come from to use them for weight loss? Dr Skversky said that initial studies done on Seizure Medications found that patients had significant weight loss as a side effect of the medicine, plus the drugs are approved all the way down to children 2 years of age, so it must be fairly safe according to Skversky.
Dr Oz said that on the label of these drugs, it often says not to use them for weight loss. Dr Robert Skversky said that this does not worry him because physicians have to be more aware of drugs, their risks and tell their patients these risks. But at the end of the day, he believes the benefits outweigh the risks of being obese.
Dr Oz asked Dr Henry Lodge, a specialist in preventative medicine at Columbia University, if combining pills is dangerous. Dr Lodge said that we do not know what happens when you combine pills. Poly-Pharmacy is what happens when you combine drugs in general, and that area is of great concern because it is far more dangerous below the surface than what you see above the surface. Dr Lodge said that every time a Combo Drug has been tested over the long term, it has been found to be more dangerous than good. He believes that we should study the idea of Combo Drugs and learn from it, but that we are wrong far more often than we are right.
Dr Oz: FDA Rejected Combo Diet Pills
Dr Robert Skversky told Doctor Oz that in his 19 years of experience with Combo Drug Therapy, he has found it to be much safer than the media says – including Fen-Phen. Dr Oz pointed out that the FDA recently turned down a combination drug that is half the dosage of what Skversky usually prescribes. Dr Skversky said that the FDA is not doing clinical practice, and that one of their main concerns was damage caused to fetuses, but that they always tell their patients not to get pregnant while on Combo Diet Pills. Plus, Skversky says that he uses slightly different drugs and at different times of the day, which make a difference. At the end of the day though, the FDA did look at the information out there and said there is not enough information to say these drugs are safe. Dr Oz said that when you take drugs for anything other than what they are prescribed for, it is purely a guessing game.
Dr Oz: Combo Diet Pill Review
One of Dr Robert Skversky’s success stories is Leslie. She said that when she was 25, she was in a bad accident and gained 60 pounds, and it took forever to get her life back together. She tried protein diets, fruit diets, starvation diets, and she was constantly yo-yo dieting. But with Combo Diet Pills she has kept the weight off for nine years. She lost a total of 40 pounds, which is quite a bit for a lady who is five feet and one and half inches tall. The only side effect she has had is weight loss and nothing negative at all. She said she goes to see Dr Skversky every 8 weeks and gets her blood tested every 6 months, so she is closely monitored.
So what do you think? Would you consider trying Combo Diet Pills? Leave a comment below with your thoughts!