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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can I take a weight management powder with other medications?

    I am currently taking Panadol Osteo 665mg 2 tabs x 2 daily, Durotram XR 200mg x 1 daily, Vits B C & D & Zinc x 1 each daily, Fish Oil Cap x 1 daily, TriFlex (Glucosomine, Chondroitin & MSM) x 3 daily, and Calcium 1000 Magnesium 400 with Zinc and Copper x 3 daily.

    I have Osteoarthritis, Diabetes, Spine Degeneration, Haemachromatosis, Fibromyalgia and gallstones (for which I am waiting to have my gallbladder removed) I exercise 5 days a week (40 min walk every morning, and cardio & weight training at a gym - 1 hour each evening).

    Can I take a product called OxyElite Powder before exercise to assist with weight management? Would this have any contra-indications with the pain relief and supplements I am already on? I have lost 20 kilos over a 1 year period but wish to lose a further 7 kilos and am finding it very difficult.
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  • Chris Fonda

    Dietitian, Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian

    As an Accredited Sports Dietitian, APD and athlete (springboard diver), Chris has both professional and personal experience in sport at the sub-elite and elite level.Chris … View Profile

    First of all congratulations on losing 20 kgs over the past year and keeping it off. You have a great exercise regime going so its good to see you're keeping up your fitness. I would recommend a visit to your local Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) to go through a thorough dietary assessment and create a healthy long term plan that will work for you. You can find an APD by logging onto www.daa.asn.au

    When it comes to OxyElite powder it has a substance in it called 1,3-dimethylamylamine which is classed as an amphetamine. Im not too sure on its interaction with your medications, but would advise against taking it regardless. Many of the vitamins and minerals you are taking now actually can interfere with each others absorption and use in the body. I'm not saying do not take supplements however, no supplement can replace the expert dietary advice and guidance that an APD can give you.

  • Christine Bellamy

    HealthShare Member

    Thanks Chris, I was very doubtful anyway about taking it so won't be going down that road! I do see a Dietitian through the Diabetes Care Plan at my medical centre, but only have 1 or 2 visits each year (I also see an Exercise Physiologist under the same Care Plan). I'm just going to continue with the diet and exercise plans I'm on then at least if I don't lose the 7 kilos, it will be toned to perfection! Thank you again for replying to my question, have a great day!

  • Chris Fonda

    Dietitian, Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian

    As an Accredited Sports Dietitian, APD and athlete (springboard diver), Chris has both professional and personal experience in sport at the sub-elite and elite level.Chris … View Profile

    Thats great news! Glad to see your seeking guidance from the health professionals. Your diet may need a shake up and adjustment, if you can afford to go again outside your 1-2 visits it may be worthwhile to adjust so you can lose those 7 kgs. Good luck with your endevours :)

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