is a stimulant that acts on the central nervous system (CNS) and a
proven weight loss drug. It is one of the F.D.A (Foods and
Drugs Administration) approved anorectics or obesity drugs in the U.S
which was approved in 1997.
under the brand name Meridia® in the U.S and Reductil ®
is chemically related to other stimulants that are also
known to cause weight loss like phentermine weight
loss and fenfluramine weight loss.
And though weight loss pills do not exactly have a good reputation, if
well understood they can be used to compliment a weight loss plan.
However, diet supplements like Caralluma
preferable because they donot require a prescription.
Sibutramine Weight Loss
As a CNS stimulant, sibutramine weight loss inhibits the reuptake of
neurotransmitters in the brain.
leads to suppression of appetite
and an increase in the sense of fullness.
nerve cells communicate with each other as well as other cells by using
neurotransmitters are released and activate
receptors on the surface of the cells they are passing the message
the message has been received, the neurotransmitters are either
destroyed or absorbed into the nerve cells that made them.
absorption is what is referred to as re-uptake.
have to be destroyed or absorbed to end the message.
is inhibited the message is maintained and many times it is also
inhibits the re-uptake of particular brain neurotransmitters
specifically serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. All these brain
chemicals are associated with the complex mechanism of satiety and
hunger. The re-uptake inhibition suppresses the feeling of hunger
leading to lower calorie intake and consequent weight loss.
though sibutramine as a weight loss
medication is similar to the
(Dexfen), unlike Dexfen, it does not stimulate or cause an increase in
release of serotonin. Serotonin is one of the neurotransmitter (brain
chemical) that has been linked to a serious heart valve disease and an
often fatal Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH).
serotonin from use of fenfluramine (Fen), Dexfenfluramine (Dexfen) as
well as their popular cocktail with phentermine i.e. Phen-Fen
and Dexfen-Phen respectively resulted to the withdrawal of both Fen and
Dexxfen in the U.S market. And though sibutramine is not as effective
as these other drugs, it is safer to use.
have shown sibutramine to be effective in resulting to weight loss.
Weight loss of 3-5 kg in 6 months has been recorded. Other studies have
shown as much as 7% weight loss of total body weight within 6-12
Side Effects of Sibutramine Weight
The most common side effects of taking
sibutramine include anxiety,
constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, headaches, irritability, unusual
impatience, nervousness, stuffed or running nose, and trouble
common ones include abdominal pain, back pain, change in sense of
taste, increasing sweating, indigestion and flushing skin.
effects that should raise some concerns include increased blood
pressure, painful menstruations, swelling of body, feet or ankle, fast
or irregular heart beat, sever headaches, red patches on the skin and
all other weight loss drugs,
the potential benefit is weighed against
individual predisposition to these side effects. Sibutramine weight
loss is a prescription drug indicated for people with an initial body
mass index of at least 30. Alternatively, a BMI of 27 with accompanying
obesity related diseases like diabetes or hypertension.
is used as an adjunct in a medically supervised weight loss program.
The program should entail a weight loss diet
and preferably weight loss exercise
and behavioral treatment.
use of adjuncts in a diet plan is a strategy to assist in jumpstarting
weight loss. But when it comes to diet drugs, you will need a
prescription. However supplements like Caralluma
can have simmilar effects and they donot
require a doctors prescription.
if you want to lose alot of body fat; if you want to lose belly fat
and get a flat stomach or even a six pack, you will need more that a
drug or supplements. You will also need to Go Beyond Calories. To do this you need two things, just two. 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