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Are Diet-Drug Combos Safe?
Scary side effects
With few effective nonsurgical options for treating obesity, doctors often prescribe combinations of existing drugs to try to boost weight loss. Problem is, if those combos haven’t been adequately studied, you don’t know how well they workor what the risks really may be.
"You have to worry about the side effects of each drug and then the new side effects that may result from the combination," Dr. Kaplan notes. Here's the truth about three common combinations.
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