Slimming Pill Acomplia Rimonabant Banned

Rimonbant Slimming Drug Now BannedAcomplia, the slimming pill available on GP prescription has now been banned. Acomplia – the brand name of slimming drug Rimonabant has been removed from shelves and now not on the option list for doctors to prescribe to obese patients.

That leaves just Sibutramine and Xenical as the two most commonly prescribed slimming drugs.

Since 2007 Acomplia has been prescribed to in excess of one hundred thousand obese patients in an attempt to suppress their appetite and aid the weight loss process. It is now thought that the potential side effects far outweigh the benefit.

Why Has Acomplia Rimonabant Been Banned

Acomplia Rimonabant it has been associated with many health problems, some minor and some potentially fatal – ranging from the physical symptoms such as nausea, headaches and stomach cramps – to more serious psychiatric disorders such as panic attacks to memory loss.

It is now thought that Acomplia may have been the cause of several deaths including a possible suicide.

Acomplia is only prescribed to the extremely overweight of dangerously obese. Mid 2008 the NHS gave approval of Acomplia to used as a last resort anti obesity slimming drug.

Acomplia Suppresses Appetite

Acomplia is an appetite suppressant with the active ingredient Rimonabant that can stop the brain from sending signals to body in relation to food cravings. Once the body has giot used to accepting less food the stomach starts to shrink.

Appetite suppressants can be described as self healers – unfortunately Acomplia is just too strong.

In the natural world Hoodia Gordonii is the most popular and widely used herbal appetite suppressant. More about Hoodia Gordonii

What Now For Prescription Slimming Pills

Acomplia was prescribed to 1 in every 10 obese patients – while Xenical had the lion share of the market with over 60%. Xenical is not an appetite suppressant – it is a fat blocker that doesn’t rely on brain alteration. Xenical stops the digestion of a percentage of fat from being absorbed by the body. More about Xenical

Xenical is not completely flawless in terms of side effects but the downside of Xenical is very minor compared with the recent Acomplia findings.

It is of interest to note that Xenical has been on the market for a decade and is under constant scrutiny whereas Acomplia was possibly released possibly to early.

If drug companies were to curb their angst in relation to getting their products into the market everybody would benefit.

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