Obesity is defined as excess weight or over weight and the persons who are obese is known to have their BMI value more than 30. Obesity is one of the prevalent topics discussed by many people world wide and it has become common in most part of the world. Normally an obese person has 50% more risk of dying prematurely than other normal persons with controlled body weight. The problems faced by over weight persons include heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure, stroke, osteoarthritis, respiratory problem, gall bladder malfunction, and many other physiological problems. Obese persons often have lower self esteem than normal weight persons. They cannot walk or run like normal persons and even the day to day activities are carried on with pressure by over weight persons.
Obesity can be treated if the person has will power and determination to fight it. If you cut down 100 calories from your daily diet you are likely to loose 10 pounds in one year. So solution to obesity lies in the hands of the person who can gradually bring down their weight through healthy dieting plans and exercises. Moderate weight loss will bring major changes in their life reducing the blood pressure and hypertension. Losing 10 pounds counts a lot for obese persons who can have significant improvement in their health.
Reductil is an effective weight loss pill suggested for obese persons. It is yet another weight loss medicine for helping to bring down your weight. Sibutramine is the active ingredient or chemical present in the brand name of Reductil which suppresses the appetite inhibiting your hunger drive. It affects the central nervous system and alters the level of nor-adrenaline hormone and serotonin which are important chemicals in your brain. By taking any weight loss pill you will not feel hungry and will not be tempted to eat anything. However it is advised to take healthy diet if you are using weight loss pill for managing your weight. Persons whose Body Mass Index more than 30 can be prescribed this drug.
Taking a weight loss pill alone will not help in reducing your weight. You must combine the diet pill usage with diet plans and do at least some aerobics for half an hour. You can bring down your weight if you engage yourself in physical activities like walking, jogging and lifting weights. These could considerably burn heavy calories and reduce fat content from your body. Reductil is available in the form of capsules and can be obtained only by doctor’s prescription. It is not recommended for people who are below 18 years and for pregnant women and breast feeding women. If you already have a history of eating problem like bulimia nervosa the drug should not be taken by you.
Side effects of Reductil includes chest pain, headache, dryness of mouth, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sleeping sickness, excess of sweating, headache, and increased heart beat. Again the onset of symptoms is higher when you start the pill initially since it attacks the nervous system directly. Any type of weight loss pill should be taken with consultation of your doctor and remember it may not produce any magic in reducing the weight.
Meridia is the brand name given for the tablet of systemic name sibutramine which exists in the form of hydrochloride monohydrate salt. The obesity drug Meridia has been withdrawn from many world countries like United States of America, United Kingdom, European Union, Australia, Thailand, India, Canada and Mexico. Large number of cardio-vascular disorders has been reported in the users who take Meridia. Last year, FDA has taken this issue seriously and reports of increased heart attacks and strokes are found among the patients using this drug and hence finally the sale of this weight loss pill has been banned in many countries.
Although its course of action is not known, Meridia acts as an appetite suppressant. It inhibits the neurotransmitter thereby reducing the re-uptake of serotonin and norepinephrine and increasing satiety a condition which reduces appetite. Thus the mechanism of this drug is similar to that of phentermine which is also a amphetamine. Though the functioning of this diet pill is similar to that of tricyclic anti-depressant the drug is not shown to produce anti-depressive effects. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the drug in 1997 as an effective alternative for treating obesity and since then it was hitting the market in the United States.
Periodic studies have indicated that Meridia has caused various side effects primarily cardio vascular disorders and strokes are prevalent among the users of this drug. Apart from this, the persons may have dryness of mouth, nausea, vomiting, bitter taste in the mouth, stomach upset, problems in passing stools, sleep disturbances, drowsiness, menstrual pain and bleeding, headaches and joint pain. Sibutramine is reported to increase blood pressure causing heart attacks. A serious side effect of taking Meridia includes cardiac arrest and paresthesia (a psychotic disorder showing frequent mood changes). Sometimes, the person may have elevated mood and increased energy and excitement but again they go down having depression. Symptoms that demands urgent attention while taking this pill are seizures, unusual bleeding, fever, chest pain and abnormal bruising.
The drug of sibutramine is known to produce serious interactions with many drugs. It should not be taken along with monoamine oxidase inhibitor drugs like selegiline since it may activate the serotonin syndrome producing adverse drug reaction. It is important to monitor your blood pressure and pulse if you are taking Meridia. The diet pill acts on the chemicals of the body which are connected to weight. The use of drug alone cannot reduce your weight. But it has to be supplemented with healthy diet and regular exercises to reduce weight. Meridia is sometimes prescribed by the doctor for any other purpose apart from weight loss.
The FDA has taken serious steps for banning the drug in United States. Studies report that users who take this drug have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke and hence the Meridia has been withdrawn and banned for usage. One of the leading pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories has agreed to pull over the drug soon after the FDA has banned the medicine.
Any weight loss pill has some form of side effect and hence following healthy diet and regular exercise pattern will give you permanent weight reduction.
No weight loss pill is without any side effect. It has been a topic of debate whether use of weight loss pills should be banned or not. While some people have praised the usage of weight loss tablets for regaining their young looks and increasing their self esteem by beautiful figure, some others argue that these weight loss pills produce drastic side effects which sometimes lead to irreparable consequences.
Phentermine is widely used weight loss pill as a substitute for dieting. Though it produces long lasting side effects like chest pain, hallucinations, severe headaches, nausea and vomiting still it is believed to reduce the weight in short term. It acts as a suppressant of appetite in your body mechanism. A report from United Nations Narcotics Control Board says that phentermine is one among the commonly abused drugs in the world and criticized them as ‘anorectics’. It is believed to induce epilepsy in some individuals and it produces heart attack and some forms of psychotic disorders including depression and hallucination. The over dosage of phentermine can produce seizures, blurring of vision, nausea and vomiting and some other psychotic illness like day dreaming. While some countries have banned the use of phentermine it is readily available via internet marketing stores.
Along with the above side effects, phentermine withdrawal syndrome is more painful. Once you start using this drug it mixes with the blood affecting the central nervous system to release certain chemicals which suppresses the appetite. After some days, if you stop using this medicine you will have worse withdrawal symptoms like severe headaches, nausea, and even convulsions. Having known about these side effects it is not advised to take this drug without doctor’s prescription. The phentermine takes the functions of producing artificial adrenalin which may increase the heart rate thereby reducing the appetite sensation. Some users have reported euphoric state like heightened emotions, increased energy. While some others have said they have sleep disturbances and for some it may cause behavioral disorders or extreme changes in behavior. The persons using this pill can experience mood swings, extreme anger and depression, anxiety, and severe psychotic problems such as paranoid tendency.
Some doctors feel that after stopping the tablet there is more chances for gaining weight and hence the weight loss achieved through consuming phentermine is only temporary. Sometimes using over dosage of this tablet can become fatal. Considering all the risk factors of this diet pill it is for you to decide whether you can use phentermine or not. Nothing can substitute the weight loss got through healthy diet and regular exercises.
Now you can obtain phentermine and other weight loss pills through internet marketing or online stores which sell the tablet without bothering about its side effects. Ironically, the law which prevents the sales of phentermine in particular country cannot prevent the sales of diet pills through online stores. People who are in need of phentermine can now purchase it even without doctor’s prescription via online stores. Many overseas medical stores sell these tablets through online shopping and trading.