– Manufacturer: Pharmacom Labs
– Substance: Sibutramine
– Pack: 15 mg/tab. (100 tab.)
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Sibutramine is a medication that assists with weight-loss by altering neurotransmitters within the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are produced and released by nerves in order to communicate with other nerves. Released neurotransmitters may attach to other nerves or they may be taken up again by the nerves that release them, a process termed reuptake. Sibutramine blocks the reuptake of the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. Blocking the reuptake of neurotransmitters alters the balance of neurotransmitters within the nerve cells and thereby affect nerve function and interaction. Sibutramine helps the seriously overweight shed pounds and keep them off. It is especially recommended for those who in addition to being overweight have other health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. It is used in conjunction with a low-calorie diet. Sibutramine works by boosting levels of certain chemical messengers in the nervoussystem, including serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
How to use Sibutramine Tablets
Sibutramine is no longer prescribed but here are the former dosing recommendations. The normal prescribed dose for Sibutramine was one 10mg or 15mg tablet a day at least one hour before eating. For best results, Sibutramine was taken in the morning just before your first meal. In order to work properly Sibutramine was to be taken with a low calorie diet. The starting dose for Sibutramine was 10 mg. We recommended that all patients started on this dosage although we usually approved patients for the 15 mg dosage as well if this was appropriate in their circumstances. Sibutramine is a strong medication so we insisted that patients started on the lower dose to ensure that they were able to tolerate the drug well and were not experiencing any side effects.
Sibutramine Side Effects
Like all medicines Sibutramine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Common side effects that affect more than 10% of patients include loss of appetite, constipation, dry mouth and sleeping problems. Other less common side effects include fast heartbeats, palpitations, abnormal heart rhythm, high blood pressure, hot flushes, sweating, odd sense of taste, light headedness, pins and needles, headaches and feeling anxious. Rarely it can cause kidney and liver problems, purple leg rash and bruising, seizures, blurred vision, depression, suicidal thoughts, restlessness, hair loss, short term memory loss, impotence and menstrual disorders.