Acomplia (rimonabant) is a potent medicine that has been specially designed for people diagnosed with obesity. This medicine, if taken regularly, can help you lose at least 20 pounds a year and is supposed to be taken for a long time. This medicine has distinct slimming effects but has also been reported to reduce nicotine cravings in some people. This has to do with the fact this medicine blocks the CB-1 receptors that regulate your hunger and nicotine cravings. This drug has also been reported to normalize a number of cardio-metabolic factors.
Contraindications for taking Acomplia
Before you start taking Acomplia, make sure you talk to your doctor and discuss any possible contraindications you may have. If you have ever been allergic to the active ingredient this medicine contains – rimonabant – you are not supposed to start the treatment, as otherwise serious consequences are possible. Tablets of Acomplia may also contain certain amounts of lactose, so people with lactose intolerance may not benefit from the treatment as much. Pregnancy and breastfeeding may also prevent you from safely taking this medicine, as Acomplia
may pass into breast milk and harm an unborn baby. If you get pregnant during the treatment – notify your health care provider of that fact as soon as possible and do not take any more of Acomplia until you are told to do otherwise.
regularly is the only way to make sure you are going to benefit from the treatment. However, this medicine is only a part of a comprehensive treatment program that involves eating right and exercising regularly. You can talk to your health care provider and discuss all the things you will need to do to maintain the results you achieve. It may take you some time to notice first results of Acomplia, but you need to make sure you are taking it all this time. If you happened to miss a dose of this medicine – do not try to make up for it by taking a double dose. If it’s almost time for another dose of Acomplia – skip the one you missed and go back to the regular dosing schedule.
Side effects of Acomplia
Acomplia is usually very well tolerated by most patients taking it. However, some side effects are possible. The following side effects are not considered to be serious enough to be reported to your health care provider immediately: depression, dry mouth, sleep problems, anxiety, nausea, nausea, irritability, irritability, restlessness, anorexia, vomiting, and dizziness. Unless they get bothersome and start to interfere with your everyday life activities, there is no need to report them to your doctor.
Things to discuss with your doctor
Your health care provider needs to be notified of any other drugs you are taking at the moment, as drug interactions have been reported. Make sure you tell your health care provider if you are taking or used to take depression medications, St. John’s wort, epilepsy drugs, medicines for weight loss, HIV medications, drugs for normal blood lipid levels, antifungals, antidiabetes medications, antidepressants, antibiotics, or rifampicin. Your dose may need to be adjusted or your doctor will need to monitor you carefully for side effects. Some medical conditions can also affect the success of your treatment. Make sure you let your doctor know if you have or used to have liver problems, impaired kidney function and a history of epilepsy.
Acomplia storage conditions
Acomplia needs to be stored in some dark cool place where no one is able to gain access to it. Never share Acomplia with other people to whom it was not prescribed, as they may have some contraindications you may not be aware of.