Acomplia is an anti-obesity oral weight loss pill, which acts as an
How does Acomplia work?
Acomplia works by blocking the CB-1 receptors which regulate
the food and nicotine intake, thus reducing your appetite. These
receptors are found in the brain, fat tissue, digestive system, liver
and muscles. The CB1 receptors are part of a system in the body called
the endocannabinoid system. This system has only recently been
discovered and explored. It is involved in regulating energy
balance, sugar and fat metabolism and body weight. Overactivation of the
CB1 receptors is associated with increased appetite, cravings for food
and fat build-up.
Rimonbant blocks CB1 receptors and so reduces cravings for these types
of foods and helps decrease appetite and control hunger.
Are there any side effects?
You may encounter some temporary side effects such as nausea,
sleep disorders, dizziness, anxiety, stomach upset amongst others. These
side effects subside as soon as one adjusts to the medication. Consult
your doctor if you suffer from these or any other severe side effects.
Is Acomplia drug beneficial for any other health related issues
Besides, obesity Accomplia Rimonbant is also beneficial for smoking
cessation and cardiovascular/metabolic risk factors related to obesity.
How To Take This Medication:
The recommended dose
for Acomplia is one 20mg tablet, once a day, before breakfast.
Accomplia should be introduced with a mildly reduced calorie diet,
balanced diet and exercise in order for you to get the best out of your
is metabolized by the liver, thus caution is advised in patients with
moderate hepatic impairment. Acomplia (Rimonabant) should not be
used in patients with severe renal impairment. Children should not
be taking this medication. Acomplia (Rimonabant) should be used
with caution. This
drug is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this
drug. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Because of the
potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the
effects of this drug. Use cautiously.
Do not share this medication with others. This medication should be used in addition to a
reduced calorie diet. Blood pressure and pulse may be measured and laboratory tests
performed to monitor side effects.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next
dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-
up" the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light
and moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.