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Acomplia Diet Pills Side Effects – Slimming Drug Now Banned

Acomplia Rimonabant Diet Pills Side Effects

acomplia diet pills side effectsPrescription only diet pills, Rimonabant – more commonly known as Acomplia, have been removed from the shelves of stockists.

Acomplia was only available via a visit to a GP or doctor and under prescription and on its introduction was seen by many healthcare professionals at the anti obesity drug of the future.

Over the last two years an estimated 100,000 UK dieters have used the weight loss drug but latest evidence suggests that the possible health risks associated with Acomplia outweight its potential benefit.

Side Effects And Health Risks Of Acomplia

We have already reviewed and commented on the potential side effects associated  with Acomplia Rimonabant.

Acomplia it was though can cause a whole host of health problems ranging from the physical symptoms such as nausea, tendonities and stomach cramps – to more serious psychiatric disorders such as panic attacks to memory loss.

It is now thought that Acomplia may have been the cause of several deaths including a possible suicide.

Acomplia is only prescribed to the extremely overweight of dangerously obese. Mid 2008 the NHS gave approval of Acomplia to used as a last resort anti obesity drug.

How Does Acomplia Work

Acomplia Rimonabant is an appetite suppressant that works by creating a feeling a fullness for the dieter so that food is not craved so much. The theory is that if the brain does not crave for food the body will not take on more calories than it needs – so after time, food portions become reduce and the stomach shrinks.

Appetite suppressants are effective but some of the pharmaceutical drug class diet pills are incredibly strong and can cause more problems than they solve. More about Appetite Suppressants

The dilimma now for the manufacturers of Acomplia – French firm Sanofi-Aventis is what to do in the interim. Bad press will obviously harm profits. A possible solution could be to produce a lower strength version of Rimonabant and possible market under a different brand.

Prescription Diet Drugs

Of the available prescription diet pills, Acomplia has approximately one tenth of the UK market. The most popular and widely prescribed diet pill is Orlistat – brand name Xenical. Xenical is not an appetite suppressant, Xenical works by blocking fat from being absorbed by the body. More about Xenical

Xenical is relatively side effect free – there are one or two side effects that are well documented but these are a minor irritation that anything sinister.

It is interesting to note that Xenical has almost a decade of working clinical trials wheras Acomplia has just the two.

Like Acomplia, Xenical is not available to purchase and only prescribed to the overweight. Typically if your BMI (Body Mass Index) is in the mid 30’s you are considered overweight bordering on obese. Check your BMI

Maybe if drug companies were not in such as rush to get their products out into the market the consumer and the drug company would benefit more in the long term.

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Acomplia Rimonabant

Acomplia Diet Pills Review

Acomplia ReviewRimonabant is very strong and potent prescription only diet pill. It is sold under the brand name of Acomplia.

Acomplia is pharmaceutical grade weight loss drug and should not be taken by anyone who is even considerably overweight. Acomplia is targeted toward the morbidly obese and dangerously obese.

Prescription only weight loss drug means exactly that via a GP or doctor – although it can be aquired Acomplia should not be purchased online from the internet – there is a grey area surrounding its legality from an over the counter perspective.

What is Rimonabant Acomplia

Acomplia is not a mixture of herbs or ingredients it is a drug and so has just the one ingredient.

Acomplia’s aim is to suppress cravings and in particular suppress the appetite. The appetite suppressing nature of Acomplia works by effecting the brains cannabinoid receptors – these receptors are thought to control dependency and in turn reduce the need for food.

Acomplia can be used for a whole host of other dependent or habitual conditions – such as smoking or tabacco addiction.

The big drawback with Acomplia is pharmaceutical association and the wide range of side effects it can cause.

Side Effects Of Acomplia

  • Breathlessness
  • Upset Stomach
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Tiredness and Fatigue
  • Sleep Disruption
  • Bruising
  • Back Pain
  • Panic Attacks
  • Memory Loss
  • Tendonitis

Acomplia is also thought to cause hallucinations and anger – it can result in a change of characteristics in personality. Rather ironically it can cause dependency on the drug itself.

Should I Take Acomplia

It is our recommendation to not take Acomplia Rimonabant – a better far safer prescription only slimming pill is Xenical.  Xenical is not an appetite suppressant more a fat blocker, read more about Xenical here

An alternative appetite suppressant is Hoodia Gordonii. Hoodia Gordonii is not prescription only – it is not a pharmaceutically produced drug but a natural substance that does not result in any nasty side effects. More About Hoodia Gordonii here.

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