Acomplia is a prescription medication whose base ingredient is rimonabant. It’s said to be a therapeutic agent apart of a class of medications called Cannabinoid-1 Receptor Blockers (CB1). The therapeutic abilities of this drug make it one that’s effective and able to help the user in a relatively short period of time as long as it’s used well.
What’s the main purpose of this medication?
Acomplia is a drug that’s designed to help people who suffer from obesity as well as related conditions. It’s primary purpose really isn’t to help a person to lose weight so it shouldn’t be taken as such. What it does do is help a person to better manage the problems they might suffer or be at risk of as a result of being obese. For instance, a person who is overweight might be at a high risk for heart problems. This drug can help reduce the risk. Another example would be the person who is at risk for diabetes or already suffering from type 2.
The main thing about Acomplia is that it’s not really meant to be used as a standalone solution. It’s best if it’s used with diet and exercise. Now diet and exercise are two things some people might struggle with, because they require consistency. So in order for this drug to be as effective as it can be a person will have to focus on doing the following things:
You’ll have to give up or at least reduce your intake of unhealthy foods, particularly sugar drinks. The reduction approach works much better because it allows you to still enjoy some of these foods while at the same time not consuming so much of them. The ultimate goal would have to be for you to find healthier replacement or healthier versions of what you already consume. For instance, if you like ice cream you can reduce your intake significantly, get it with less sugar/fat or find something else altogether.
You’ll have to get serious about exercise. Yes, it’s going to be tough because exercise always involves a degree of comfort. So what do you do? You can apply a minimization approach. Do just a few minutes of simple exercise in order to build the habit and focus on exercises you actually enjoy doing. As you gain confidence and consistency you’ll be fueled to want to do more.
You’ll have to cut out the use of heavy alcohol or narcotic consumption. These types of things can cause a real problem when it comes to using a medication such as Acomplia. Yes, it might be tough to quit altogether, but you’ll need to find a way to get these things under control. You can speak to a doctor about options that are realistic for you in order to get help.
What are some of the side affects you might face as a result of using this medication?
Infections of the upper airways.
Difficulty sleeping (insomnia).
Sleep disorders, eg sleep walking, night sweats.
Acomplia works well, but in order to ensure you get the most out of it you’ll have to be willing to make mild to moderate lifestyle changes.