Rimonabant weight loss drug is generally prescribed those patients, who cannot lose weight using just traditional methods, including physical activities and a low calorie diet.
Rimonabant represents a new class of therapeutic agents, which effect is aimed at suppression of activity of endocannabinoid system, regulating important physiological functions of the human body.
Besides using Rimonabant as a weight loss drug, this new medicine was successfully used in bodybuilding industry. Rimonabant used along with physical exercises, helps athletes to achieve good weight loss results and gain a perfect body shape
Usually, Rimonabant bodybuilding dosage is 5 mg to 20mg per day, depending on how the body tolerates Rimonabant effect. Moreover, Rimonabant can be used as effective means against smoking.
- The impact of Rimonabant therapeutic dosage on the cannabinoid receptors helps patients to quit smoking and at the same time, prevents the weight gain of former smokers
- According the results of The Studies with Rimonabant and Tobacco Use (STRATUS), the drug can help both some smokers to quit smoking and former smokers to control the body weight.
The weight loss result will depend on Rimonabant dosage a patient uses, individual feature of his body and any concomitant illnesses he has. During clinical trials of Rimonabant, it has been found that an obese person can lose about 5-12% of his initial body weight.
Some patients even had 20% weight loss. This result is possible if a patient does not miss a Rimonabant dosage and during the therapy eats just low-calorie foods and does physical exercises regularly.
The increase in the recommended dosage (over 20 mg of Rimonabant per day) provokes side effects that usually cause patients a great discomfort.
An increase in the daily dosage can cause disorientation in time and space, hallucinations, rapid heartbeat, heart attacks and even stroke. Therefore, all the patients, using Rimonabant should stick to the prescribed Rimonabant dosage.