The active ingredient, sibutramine hydrochloride, in Reductil helps block the release and reabsorption of serotonin by the nerve cells. The blocking of this process helps increase the levels of serotonin in your blood, promoting a feeling of satiety on less than normal food intake.
About Reductil weight loss pills
Reductil is a popular anti-obesity medication that works by suppressing your appetite. Consisting of the active ingredient sibutramine hydrochloride, Reductil blocks the nerve cells that are responsible for releasing and reabsorbing serotonin and thereby increasing their levels in the blood. High levels of serotonin in your brain promote feelings of satiety even after eating a small amount of food. This enables you to feel fuller after eating less and you lose weight as a consequence.
Reductil is a prescription-only medication that is meant for people who have tried and failed to lose weight by conventional methods such as exercise and dieting. Your doctor may prescribe Reductil for you if you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more. You can also take Reductil if you have a BMI of 27 or more along with other obesity-related health conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. It is important to remember that Reductil is not a miracle weight loss pill. You need to take it as part of a holistic anti-obesity program that incorporates lifestyle modifications such as a nutritious low-calorie diet and regular exercise.
Strength and dosage of Reductil
Reductil tablets are available in capsule form in strengths of 15mg and 10mg. The normally recommended dosage is a single 15mg or a 10mg capsule per day; it must be taken an hour before mealtime each day. The best time to take Reductil is in the mornings, just before the first meal of the day. Your doctor will probably prescribe the 10mg dosage initially and then increase the drug strength if there is no substantial weight loss after the first three months of treatment.
Do not try to increase or change the dosage on your own. Taking more than one tablet per day will not result in increased weight loss but might enhance the adverse effects of this drug. Since, the recommended dosage varies in individuals; you need to consult your doctor before taking Reductil.
Ingredients in Reductil
Most medications consist of a large number of ingredients. The active ingredient is usually accompanied by additional constituents that ensure the safety, stability and effectiveness of a drug. While some components help improve or mask the taste, odour and appearance of a medication, other ingredients may be used to prolong the drug's shelf life and longevity. Before taking any medication, you must therefore check if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in a certain drug, including Reductil.
Reductil contains sibutramine hydrochloride as its active ingredient. The other inactive ingredients include, titanium dioxide (E171), colloidal anhydrous silica, sodium lauryl sulphate, dimethicone, gelatin, shellac glaze, indigo carmine (E132), quinoline yellow (E104), iron oxides and hydroxides (E172), propylene glycol, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, lecithin (E322) and magnesium stearate.
Side effects of Reductil
Reductil is a clinically tested and proven anti-obesity medication. However, like other weight loss drugs, it can affect your body in adverse ways such as dry mouth, headache, impotence, sweating, insomnia, abdominal pain, kidney disorders, heart palpitations, hot flushes, high blood pressure, seizures, aggravated haemorrhoids, constipation, nausea, anxiety, depression, depression, etc. Most of these side effects tend to disappear or reduce in severity and frequency after the initial weeks of Reductil treatment.
By John Linney
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