Acomplia

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Description

Drug Description

Acomplia is a medicine used for the treatment of obesity and other related diseases. It belongs to the group of drugs called cannabinoid receptor blockers. It after the brain receptor called CB1 and makes you feel saturated. The generic of this drug is called Rimonabant.

Essential information

Acomplia is a complex medicine. Therefore, anyone with any severe health condition or life threatening diseases should not use this drug without the doctor’s approval.
The drug must not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women. Even though obesity can affect pregnant women as well, losing weight during pregnancy can be dangerous.
Remember that Acomplia alone can’t help you lose much weight. Balanced diet and exercise are also required. Before starting the treatment, you should ask your doctor about possible drug interactions to prevent any possible problems.
Acomplia may cause some severe adverse effects, including psychosis. It must be taken only by people having serious health problems caused by obesity. Acomplia may be taken in combination with other drugs depending on the medical condition. You should inform your doctor about all the prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements you’re currently taking.
The weight loss drug is contraindicated for use in the patients with such diseases as epilepsy, liver or renal dysfunction and all kinds of allergies. The medicine may cause vertigo. Therefore, you should avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery.

Dosage

The average dosage of Acomplia is 20 mg. The duration of treatment depends on the user’s reaction to the drug and the adverse effects. The drug is used only if the benefits exceed the risks. The dosage is prescribed individually depending on the individual’s health risks like those have a BMI of 30 + or those suffering from type 2 diabetes. The drug gives better results in combination with balanced diet and exercise. As the medicine acts by decreasing appetite, it becomes much easier to lose weight.
The single 20 mg pill must be taken orally before breakfast once a day. Never increase the dose to compensate for a skipped dose or change a dose without the doctor’s approval. Don’t stop the treatment suddenly, as it may cause serious withdrawal symptoms.

Adverse effects

The most common adverse effects of Acomplia are:

  • depression
  • sickness
  • behavioral changes

If any of the adverse effects last more than several weeks, stop the treatment and consult your doctor at once.
The adverse effects usually happen at the initial stage of treatment and eventually subside. If you suffer from depression or suicidal tendencies, inform your doctor immediately and get the suitable treatment.

Contraindications

Avoid eating junk food in order to achieve better results from the treatment. Pregnant and lactating women must not take this drug. Patients with mental disorders must inform the doctor about their condition before starting the treatment.