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Hi All

Orlistat has failed me and so I now have the Reductil in my hand... how have other people got on with this?

Cheers x

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    ARRRRRGH! Hated them. But each person is different.

    I tried the both doses, yellow and white and blue and white caps.

    I lost 1 and a half stone in 3 months and thats it, it stopped. Nothing!

    I had to have my blood pressure done weekly as there (is) (was) a high risk with them. (I took them 5 years ago so they might have been new)

    wish you all the success.


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    Thanks taffysarah!

    It's always good to hear other people's experiences - good or bad. I know a lot of people have had success with Orlistat when I didn't so maybe, just maybe (and I'm keeping everything firmly crossed) the reductil might work for me.

    I'm to go back in two weeks for a BP check so watch this space I guess...

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    Hi Hippolump,

    Thing are the other way round for me too, Reductil helped at first, lost about 20lbs but then it slowed to nothing, and getting my BP done every 4 weeks was a pain in the butt sad

    But they have been fantastic for others so hang in there and give them a good try smile

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    Thanks MooCow. I am now over a week into taking the reductil and I do feel that my appetite has reduced quite substantially! Trying not to get ahead of myself as it's only early days and the scales will do the talking. How long did it take you to lose the 20lbs on the reductil? x
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    I am due to see my doc on Friday and, having given orlistat about 6 months, I have only lost about 2 stn and have now come to a halt. My prob isn't so much eating bad stuff as eating too much good stuff. So I am thinking of asking to try reductil. Shouldn't have a prob with BP as I am on BP tabs anyway and they make my BP below normal!

    But not sure if I can as I am also on anti-d's.

    I do hope so!

    Lelly xx

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    Hi Hippolump, been a while back since I took Reductil but I think it was about 5 months to lose my 20lbs. My Gp just laughed when I said I was a lost cause cus I wasn't losing weight with them, lol! Hope its going well for you tho xx
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