My GP won't right the prescription, says that it no evidence that it works for weight loss.
The intend use is an adjunct to a lower calorie diet and regular exercise. It's effectiveness should be questioned as the target weight loss is anything above 1%/month. The reality seems to bee that it produces a type of artificial hypoglycemia. It's fairly rare that a hypoglycemic patient does not want to eat to raise blood sugar.
Given the product information cites multiple cancer risks, I'd listen to the doctor. When a medication has cancer risks attached and then says no long term studies have been conducted, I just wouldn't touch it, plain and simple
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