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What is Acomplia?

Acomplia (Rimonabant / Zimulti)

A new weight loss drug considered a breakthrough from Sanofi-Aventis , better than Phentermine in it’s ability to assist in weight loss! Acomplia is a CB1 cannabinoid receptor antagonist, whose main effect is the reduction of appetite. Acomplia acts to obstruct receptors that influence food intake and energy expenditure resulting in a reduction in appetite. Acomplia has the added characteristic of a smoking cessation aid.

What are Acomplia’s Uses?

Acomplia (Zimulti / Rimonabant) is for use in the treatment of obesity and obesity related conditions.
It selectively blocks the CB1 receptors found in the brain and in secondary organs, CB1 receptors are essential for lipid (fat) and glucose metabolism. Acomplia turns off the brain circuits that cause people to be hungry when they smoke cannabis.

How to take Acomplia?

Use only as directed by your doctor. Dosage is one tablet orally, taken daily before breakfast swallowed with a full glass of water.

What are side Effects?

In clinical trials on Acomplia, side effects were vomiting and nausea.

What Precautions Should be Taken ?

Acomplia should be used only on patients who have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of over 30 or BMI over 27 with related risk factors. It is not to be taken while receiving anti-depressive medication. Acomplia should be used with caution on patients with moderate renal damage, epilepsy, patients taking potent inhibitors or suffering from rare hereditary disorders or galactose intolerance. Patents aged over 75 years should take care if using Acomplia. Acomplia is contra-indicated for patients with severe renal impairment, uncontrolled psychological disorder, and anyone who has suffered a cardiovascular event within the past six months; also patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions?

Your doctor should be informed regarding all medication in use, both prescription and nonprescription. Particularly if you use: medication for high blood pressure, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), or any supplementary weight loss medication. "Stimulant" drugs that increase heart rate such as decongestants and caffeine should be avoided. Decongestants are found in cough-and-cold medicines sold over-the-counter. Never stop or start any medication without your doctor or pharmacist approval.

What to do if a Dose is Missed?

Any missed dose can be taken as soon as remembered provided it is not within 8 hours of the following dose. Should the next dose be due, omit the missed dose and recommence your regular schedule. Do not in any circumstances "double-up" the dose.

How to store Acomplia?

Do not store in the bathroom. Store at room temperature; away from sunlight and moisture.