Acomplia is used to treat obesity.
General information
Acomplia acts by selectively blocking CB1 receptors found in the brain and in peripheral organs important in glucose and lipid (or fat) metabolism, including adipose tissue, the liver, gastrointestinal tract and muscle.
Directions
Acomplia should be taken before breakfast each day once in the morning. You can drink it with a cup of water. The recommended dose is 20mg.
Precautions
Patients who had stopped treatment, immediately have almost the half of weight back, after quitting. You need to remember to keep a diet and do exercises during your treatment and after it as it will assist you to loose more of your weight. Acomplia can bring you permanent mood swings and depression symptoms. You should consult your doctor immediately and stop taking the drug, if you noticed that you are not satisfied with your life or having mournful feelings and thought.
Contraindications
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Rimonabant. The patients with the following conditions can't use Acomplia: pregnancy and breastfeeding, you have a history of depression or mental illness.
Possible side effect
The most common side effects are diarrhea, dry mouth, loss of appetite or nausea. Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur: depression, anxiety or irritation, inability to fall asleep, high blood preassure.
Drug interactions
Acomplia should not be used with Amiodarone, Aprepitant, Atazanavir, Atomoxetine, Bexarotene, Erythromycin, Doxycycline, Fluvoxamine, Itraconazole, Modafinil, Nelfinavir, Rifampicin, St. John's Wort, Sildenafil, Telithromycin or Verapamil as it can decrease or increase the metabolism of rimonabant.
Missed dose
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Overdose
If you consider that you took too much of this medication look for medical help immediately.
Storage
Store the medicine at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
Note
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