I honestly would not take them both together at all.
Personally, I choose to lose weight with no pills at all-because everything that you take has a side effect of some kind. Meridia has been well known to cause blood pressure spikes, etc. as side effects.
Alli has the treatment effects if you eat too much fat-the possibility of greasy anal leakage, loose stools, etc.
Both plans however, require that for proper results, that you follow a low calorie/low fat diet along with the pills, and regular exercise is recommended. If you are doing that, then there is no need to take BOTH kinds of medication.
Think of it in a different way...if you were sick with a cold, would you take Nyquil AND Theraflu together? Taking two separate medications won't make you lose the weight any faster, just like taking multiple medications for the same thing won't make you better any faster. However, it can increase your risk of complications/health issues.
I wouldn't recommend it...yes, there are doctors who have probably prescribed both, but on that same note-lots of doctors and nurses do things that aren't healthy themselves, or prescribe medications to people who really don't need them.
Just remember that everything that we ingest has to be processed by our bodies in some way or another. Taking nothing, or as little as possible, is healthier than taking in too much.
Start weight after baby #3: 233.9
Current weight: 143
90 pounds lost!
Last edited by aphil; 09-11-2007 at 01:59 PM.