Acomplia is a medication used for weight loss purposes. It helps individuals that are suffering from weight gain issues such as obesity.
How it works
Acomplia (Rimonabant) is a CB1 endocannabinoid receptor antagonist drug used to treat obesity. Rimonabant is an inverse agonist for the cannaboid receptor CB1. CB1 receptors, once activated by endogenous cannabinoids, increase the appetite.
Acomplia works by selectively blocking these CB1 receptors, in several locations of your body such as in the brain, several organs, liver, etc. Acomplia mainly aims to decrease the activity present in the endocannabinoid system which is a physiological system that plays an important role in the regulating of one’s body weight, energy, lipids and glucose metabolism.
Ricombinant helps stop your desire for harmful food and gives a certain amount of control over this feeling and as a result decreases your appetite.
Acomplia switches off certain parts of the brain circuits that cause people to become hungry when they smoke cannabis. The main use of Acomplia is to reduce weight and treatment of obesity related issues. Obesity is a pressing global issue which occurs when the accumulation of fat collects in your body mainly due to the consumption of fatty foods.
The recommended dosage for Acomplia is once a day, usually before breakfast. The optimal daily dose is one 20mg tablet. In certain special cases, patients may be asked to take 40mg a day but this is to be done only with doctor’s advice.
The maximum dose is 40mg and patients are advised to decrease the dosage right after they see some form of improvement.
Acomplia doses exceeding 40mg a day is shown to display the following side effects;
Central nervous system disorders
High blood pressure
Some of the other effects noted were;
Rimonabant has said to increase sperm mobility and viability in vitro
It has also been used to treat patients suffering from diabetes
If you have depression, it’s always advised to talk to your doctor before administering Acomplia as it has shown to lead to mental disorders, such as depression.
While Acomplia has shown to work effectively and actually help individuals losing weight, it’s vital to keep in mind that entirely depending on this medication is not recommended. Along with this, you need to also maintain and follow a strict diet and exercise daily.
Caution has to be taken if patients are known to have a history of kidney problems and epilepsy. If an individual is taking any other medication, they need to let their doctor know as interactions between medications could give rise to allergic reactions that could be fatal.
This medication is known to also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires alertness as this could result in consequences.
Do not administer this drug to pregnant women, as losing weight during this time could be harmful to the unborn baby, or nursing women. If you become pregnant during the treatment period, inform your physician.