Bontril is an oral appetite suppressant that is used in conjunction with an overall diet plan and routine exercise for short-term management of obesity.Bontril is usually taken for 8-12 weeks. Bontril comes in dosages of 105 mg tablets.
Bontril stimulates the nervous system .This makes the heart beat faster and raises blood pressure. Those effects make you feel less hungry so that you eat less. If you're careful to eat low fat foods and stay on an exercise program, you should lose weight on Bontril. Most people do build up a resistance to the drug over time. So it works best when it's used for a few weeks to get weight loss started.
Bontril comes in dosages of 105 mg tablets. Bontril is best taken on an empty stomach one hour before meals. Sustained-release or long acting products must be swallowed whole. Crushing or chewing them will destroy the long action and may cause increased side effects. Because this medication may cause sleeplessness, avoid taking a dose late in the day. Take this medication as prescribed. Do not take Bontril more often or longer than directed. Use in combination with other appetite suppressant medicine is generally not recommended. Consult your doctor before such use.
If you miss a dose, do not double the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. But do not take 2 doses at once.
Duration of usage:
- Bontril must be stored at room temperature below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light.
- Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
- Do NOT store bontril in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
- Do NOT keep the medicine past its expiration date.
Bontril is meant for short-term use. It is usually taken for 8 to 12 weeks. Continuous use will lead your body to build up a resistance to the effects of this medication after a few weeks of treatment. It is always advised to take help from the pill but not to get addicted to it.
Usage of Bontril, may in some cases lead to:
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Stomach upset or constipation may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
Other adverse events include central nervous system effects, gastrointestinal disturbances and changes in libido. If these effects persist or become bothersome, you may have to discontinue use.
If bontril makes you dizzy or lightheaded, avoid driving or engaging in activities requiring alertness. Alcohol can increase unwanted side effects of dizziness. Hence, it is advisable not to drink while taking bontril. Moderate amount of chest pain, pounding heart and breathing difficulties or swelling may also occur while taking this medication.
Tell your doctor your complete medical history especially if you have high blood pressure, an over-active thyroid, glaucoma, diabetes or emotional problems. Consult with your doctor if you think you are pregnant or before breast-feeding. This medication can be habit forming and must be used with caution. Alcohol can increase unwanted side effects of dizziness. Limit alcohol use. This drug is not recommended for use in children. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
Inform your doctor about all the medicines you use, (prescription and nonprescription) especially if you take high blood pressure medicine or MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) or any other weight loss medicine. Avoid "stimulant" drugs that may increase your heart rate such as decongestants or caffeine. Decongestants are commonly found in over-the-counter cough and cold medicine. Some Drugs or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. Inform your Doctor or Pharmacist of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking.
Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.
Take Bontril ONLY as directed by your doctor. If too much Bontril is taken, it may cause unwanted effects or become habit-forming. Do NOT take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.