Acomplia (Rimonabant) is a medicine, which is used to reduce appetite and reduce abnormal levels of fat in the blood at patients who have extra weight and suffer from type 2 diabetes.
Due to its affect on CB- 1 receptors it suppresses appetite. These receptors are present throughout the body. That is why blocking these receptors this medicine curbs the appetite of overweight person.
Usually this medicine is prescribed to be taken as a dose of one 20 mg tablet once a day in the morning before breakfast. Swallow the whole tablet.
If you missed a dose, take it as soon as possible, but do not take the previous dose if you remembered about it when you have to take the next dose.
Acomplia Safety information
Do not take Acomplia if you are pregnant because this may lead to defects or injure of unborn baby. Do not use Acomplia if you are lactating because it may pass into breast milk. If you have moderate hepatic impairment, consult with your doctor about the possibility of this drug intake, because it is metabolized by liver.
Acomplia Side effects
There are some possible side effects but generally they don’t happen often. They are: anxiety, disorientation, insomnia, nausea, headache, hallucinations, hypertension, heart and kidney damage, palpitations, heart attack, strokes, psychosis, fatigue and hyperphagia (excessive eating beyond normal feeling of hunger), gastrointestinal discomfort and dizziness. If you feel something from this list, consult your doctor.