Q. What does Bontril do?
A .This medication is used as an appetite suppressant. Bontril is used in conjunction with an overall diet plan to reduce weight.
Q. How does Bontril work ?
A. 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.
Q. Do you need a physical examination before you can start taking Bontril ?
A. 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.
Q. What is the recommended dosage of Bontril ?
A. Bontril comes in dosages of 105 mg tablets. Bontril is best taken on an empty stomach one hour before meals.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.
Q. Does Bontril have any known side effects?
A. Common side effects include b lurred vision, dry mouth, sleeplessness, irritability, stomach upset or constipation. It may also elevate blood pressure and heart rate.
Q. How long can the medication be taken?
A. Bontril is approved for the short-term treatment ( 8-12 weeks ) of obesity. To continue losing weight and prevent its return, you must develop and continue on a long-term basis - good dietary, exercise, and behavioral habits.
Q. Does long term use of Bontril affect health?
A. Since Bontril is prescribed for short term treatment of obesity; there are no clinical findings of the long term effects of this drug.
Q. How effective is Bontril ?
A. Bontril is an effective form of therapy for the patient who needs to lose weight to decrease risk of diseases associated with significant obesity. The magnitude of the weight loss will depend on the degree of caloric restriction and the use of exercise.