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Hello Thomas Conway,
Meratol contain Prickly pear extract, Brown Seaweed extract, Cactus extract and Capsicum extract. All of these apparently do not interact with your medications. But with your medical history, one should be apprehensive to take these medications because there are no double blind controlled studies to document the side effects, adverse effects and drug interactions. The other important aspect is to find the reason of your weight gain. Thyroid and adrenal abnormalities are not uncommon in your age group and these should be investigated. If anything is found abnormal; just correcting those by the medications should address the weight gain problem also.
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You are very welcome, Thomas.
All of your medications are safe for long term use and do not usually cause damage to vital organs. Having said that; people who are on multiple medications with significant past medical history, would need an yearly comprehensive metabolic profile (sometimes more frequently) to recheck that all the things are going smoothly.
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I agree, that eating low calorie food like salads and soups and slight increase in your exercise should take care of the weight and curb the appetite too.
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