News announced today that the weight loss diet pill Acomplia (Rimonabant) is now available on prescription from the NHS. Acomplia, also known as Rimonabant, is an anti-obesity drug, said to aid dieters with weight when used in combination with exercise. It is said that people with weight issues can lose up to 10% of their body weight when taking the diet pill Acomplia.
News that Acomplia is available via prescription will be good news for some, but for others it may be quite worrying and it is sure to cause controversy, as Acomplia has been linked with depression and in some cases increased risk of suicides in those who take it. Acomplia has yet to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), due in part to these risk factors, however it was approved for use in the European Union (EU) in 2006 despite these fears.
Doctors are being issued with guidance as to how to administer the drug in cases where obesity is a problem, and are urged to ensure that the risks are mitigated by. Acomplia will only be available on the NHS to those who have had no success with other diet pills.
Do Diet Pills Work
Diet pills are big business and there are hundreds if not thousands available, with or withour prescription. With an increasing amount of people suffering from obesity, the market is huge and manufacturers make claims about the effectiveness of their diet pill over others, claiming the pounds will simply melt away.
In truth, there are diet pills available which work, however they are more likely to be more effective when taken with exercise, and when combined with a healthy, calorie controlled diet.
Diet pills contain substances and chemicals that act as inhibitors, enhancers, suppressants, stoppers and breakers? Sound like double dutch? Quite possibly, but in diet pill talk, what constitutes the pill or the combination is what makes it work. Whether it is one that enhances metabolism so that you calorie burn more efficiently or for longer, or one that suppresses appetite, and even those that stop calories being absorbed by the body, the choice seems to be quite overwhelming.
I could do with losing a bit of weight myself, but would I resort to taking a diet pill, I don’t know. It seems in all the stuff I have read, that diet pills alone don’t work, all seem to be most effective when combined with exercise so I guess the bike still needs to come out of the basement and further more out on the road with me on it, peddling like a gooden to shift those pounds.
Have you or anyone you know tried Acomplia? Let us know how you found it. Did the Acomplia (or Rimonabant) diet pill work for you?