Acomplia is an anti-obesity drug which was approved in the European Union in June of 2006. Two years later in 2008 the drug was pulled from the market. In the United States, where it was referred to as Zimulti, the FDA would not approve the drug, due to the risk of neurological and psychological side effects.
The drug has been said to shed excess pounds, but sources such as Fox News claim the weight loss is only good for as long as you are taking the drug.
The drug is available on the market, however, it is not approved by the FDA and has been pulled from the shelves in the European Union, as it is a high risk drug.
Obesity and Acomplia
Obesity is the most common nutritional disorder in the western industrialized countries. It occurs due to excess accumulation of fat in the body from consuming to many fatty foods. The growing need for drugs to treat this condition has stimulated researchers to find a solution.
Acomplia works by unlocking the binds to the neuronal CB1 by blocking the endogenous cannabinoid. Simply put, it suppresses the appetite in the obese person. Acomplia blocks food cravings thus reducing calorie intake and increasing weight loss. However, if you do not lower your intake of calories the drug is ineffective.
Pi-Sunyer, of the Obesity Research Center at St. Lucke's-Rosevelt Hospital Center in New York, enlisted more than three thousand overweight and obese adults forming the RIO-North America Study Group for the drug Acomplia. They were trained to eat a low calorie diet and to exercise. For the first month everyone received placebo pills, and nearly each participant lost a few pounds.
The group was split into three groups, one receiving a low dose Acomplia, the second a higher dose and the third received placebo pills. One year later half of the Acomplia group was taken off Acomplia and given placebo pills for the remaining year of the study.
The results found that the group on the low doses of Acomplia lost more weight than those in the placebo pill group and those on the higher dose of Acomplia lost an average of 10.5 pounds a year over the placebo group.
Diet and Acomplia
Acomplia combined with an extensive weight loss program works best. This means a slimming diet and regular physical exercise. The diet should be a low calorie low carbohydrate diet that is high in essentials.
Frequency of Acomplia Intake
To be effective, Acomplia must be taken daily. It should be taken at the same time daily with a large amount of water.
If you miss a day on Acomplia you should ask the advice of your personal physician what to do.
Acomplia Side Effects
Acomplia side effects are known to include strokes, nausea, palpitations, kidney and heart damage, hypertension, insomnia, hyperphagia, headache, heart attack, hallucinations, gastrointestinal discomfort, fatigue psychosis, disorientation, dizziness. anxiety as well as suicide.
The drug should not be taken without the care of a physician.