is an "off-label" use of buprion which is specifically approved as an
It is associated with clinically
significant weight loss of about 5 pounds in 8 weeks. However Caralluma
is highly recomended as a natural and safer
is also approved as a smoking cessation drug. The drug is marketed as
Wellbutrin the antidepressant and Zylon the smoking ceasation
weight loss is a major side effect of the drug.
unlike them, it
mainly affects dopamine and norepinephrine rather than
you can see, drugs used for weight loss tend to alter your brain
chemistry. This is based on the belief that to lose weight you need to
reduce your calorie intake. But what most people donot know is that to
lose fat; specifically to lose belly fat and get a flat stomach, you
need to "Go
Beyond Calories". Infact you need to "Go Beyond
Calories" and focus on two things, just two
things. Watch this short video below to see these two
are brain chemicals used to send messages with the central nervous
system and the brain. They
are released by nerve cells and stimulate
reception on other cells.
the message is sent, the
neurotransmitters are destroyed or absorbed into the cell that produced
is technically referred to as neurotransmitters re-uptake.
affects dopamine and norepnehrine by inhibiting the
re-uptake results to the message of the neurotransmitter to be
sustained as well as amplified. Dopamine
and norepinephrine tend to
amplify and sustain the feeling of fullness or satiety.
study with the sustained release formulation of Bupropion in
combination with lifestyle intervention i.e. energy restricted diet and
exercise resulted to significant weight loss in obese patients in a 24
study further showed that the same regime could sustain
the weight up to 48weeks.Obviously further studies on bupropion weight
loss are necessary to ascertain it’s safety and efficiency on
weight loss. Meanwhile some doctors continue to prescribe it for weight
was invented back in 1966 by Burrough Research who are today known as
was patented in 1974 meaning its patent ended in
2004 making Bupropion generic available.
was approved as an
antidepressant drug by the US FDA in 1974.It was again approved this
time as an anti smoking drug in 1997.
shows wide possibilities because it is being investigated not only for
weight loss but also Attention Deficient Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) as
well as Restless Leg Syndrome.
it was approved for Seasonal
not approved for the following it is prescribed "off-label" for bipolar
depression, Arthritis, Chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome and as
a bupropion weight loss.
weight loss the dosage reported for Bupropion SR (sustained release)
are 400mg/day and 300mg/day during 24 weeks. Bupropion showed an extent
of dose dependant effect in weight loss. 400mg/day resulted to 10% loss
of total body weight and 300mg/day resulted to 7.2% compared to a
control that had only 5.0%.
the control was a diet and exercise only and the other were diet,
exercise and bupropion. And though the higher dosage had better results
it also had the most side effects.
drugs need to be used as adjuncts to a weight loss diet
as well as weight
loss exercises. Unfortuantely drugs have side effects. Diet
supplements offer a natural and
alternative. But only few diet supplements offer such good results as
bupropion. One such supplement is Caralluma.
It has shown to have better results than the leading weight loss
Side Effects of Bupropion Weight Loss
Common side effects of bupropion include
headaches, dry mouth and
diarrhea. Others are excitement, anxiety, dizziness, vomiting, tremor,
constipation and excessive sweating.
Some of the serious side effects include seizures, confusion,
hallucinations, irrational fear, fever, severe skin rash, itching,
swelling of face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, ankles or lower legs,
hoarseness muscle or joint pains and irregular heart beats.
doses show higher cases of side effects. In particular, Bupropion has
show suicidal thought in children and adolescents. It should not be
used for these age groups. Fortunately for bupropion weight loss the
dosage needed to effect weight loss is less that that used for treating
depression for which the drug is approved.
other drugs, bupropion does interact with some prescription and
non-prescription drugs as well as Vitamins and herbs so you need to
inform your doctor of anything you are taking.
loss drugs are used only in obese patients who are not responding to
other life intervention methods. And just to know, they are never used
alone, you need to combine them with low energy diet and preferably
exercises and behavioral treatment.
if you want to lose alot of body fat; if you want to lose
and get a flat stomach or even a six pack, you will need more that a
drug or supplements. The
truth is that you need to "Go
Beyond Calories" to lose belly fat fast, easily and
permanently. You need to "Go
Beyond Calories" and focus on two things, just two things.
These two are....
content is reviewed periodically and is subject to
change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program