Reductil is made by Abbott in Germany and is marketed as a dietary supplement (although it requires a prescription and is not all-natural) to aid in weight loss by suppressing appetite and help you to eat fewer calories. The active ingredient in Reductil is sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate. The most important question that you should ask before considering taking Reductil is how it works and it’s right for you
How it works
Neurotransmitters are the body’s natural chemicals that nerves cells store and they help in sending messages from nerve cell to nerve cell. As your body sends out a message, the neurotransmitter released and then reabsorbed by the neuron that receives the message. The active ingredient of Reductil (sibutramine) prevents serotonin and noradrendaline (two neurotransmitters that are largely responsible for moods and other features) are reabsorbed. By increasing the amount of free serotonin and norepinephrine, your sense of contentment and be happy is improved even while eating less.
Reductil is intended for use in people with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or greater or people with a BMI of 27 or higher if you have other risk factors related to obesity such as diabetes or high cholesterol. It should be prescribed only after you have tried diet and exercise, and have experienced problems with maintaining weight loss of at least 5 percent for three months. While taking Reductil, you should continue with proper exercise and a healthy diet.
Sibutramine should not be used by women who are pregnant, might become pregnant or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you have impaired kidney or liver function, hypertension, glaucoma (or history of glaucoma), epilepsy, history of depression, if you have an increased risk of bleeding or taking anticoagulants or if you have sleep apnea. This medication should not be used if you are over 65, under 18, have impaired function of the liver or kidneys, uncontrolled hypertension, history of heart failure or increased / irregular heartbeat, hyperthyroidism, history of peripheral arterial occlusive disease, stroke or transient ischemic seizures, history of an eating disorder, history of drug or alcohol abuse, history of Tourette’s syndrome, history of mental illness or any history of galactose.
Side effects commonly experienced with sleep problems, dry mouth, headache, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, tingling, dizziness, lightheaded feeling, anxiety, hot flashes, taste changes, sweating, increased hemorrhoid aggravation, palpitations, heart rate, high blood pressure, disturbance the menstrual cycle, impotence, depression, convulsions, decreased platelets and kidney diseases. If you feel that you are experiencing side effects from taking Reductil, you must contact your doctor immediately.
This medication may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery — not participate in such activities until you know how Reductil will affect you. Adopting healthy eating habits and get into an exercise routine will help you maintain your new weight after you stop the medication. Your doctor should monitor blood pressure and pulse while taking Reductil. Contact your doctor immediately if you have any mood swings, experience chest pain or shortness of breath or swelling of your ankles. Be sure to discuss any over the counter or prescription medications you are taking or plan to take with your doctor as they might interact with sibutramine and increase the risk of unwanted side effects.