Rimonabant 20 20mg x 10Tabs
Rimonabant is an anti-obesity drug which is used to help people who are obese or overweight to lose weight. It blocks the endogenous cannabinoid which binds to neuronal CB1 (Cannabinoid Receptor Type 1) receptors, thus helping in weight loss.
Some common side effects of taking this medicine include gastroenteritis, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, hot flushes, diarrhoea, vomiting, dry/itchy skin, tendonitis, muscle cramps/spasms, fatigue, flu symptoms and increased risk of body instability. Some serious side effects include depressive disorders, mood alterations and suicidal thoughts.
You should not use the medication if you have a history of liver or kidney impairment. Those who are suffering from epilepsy or hypersensitivity and are under other medications are not advised to use it. The medicine should also not be used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Rimonabant is taken orally on empty stomach. The usual dosage is one 20mg tablet daily. You should avoid its excessive dosage. The medicine is to be taken only if prescribed by a doctor. Taking them without proper supervision may lead to dire consequences.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Rimonabant, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
This medicine acts as a CB1 cannabinoid receptor antagonist. Endogenous cannabinoid develops our appetite drive. Therefore if it is inhibited it can treat disorders accompanied by eating disorders like obesity, drug abuse and disorders related to the central nervous system.