Mysimba is a prescription medication that can help people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher lose weight safely. Studies show that obese adults who lose 5 – 10 percent of their bodyweight experience significant improvements in their physical and mental health. When used in conjunction with a regular exercise regimen and a healthy diet, Mysimba can help you lose up to 15 percent of your body weight.
It’s essential to follow the guidelines of your practitioner closely when taking Mysimba. Failing to do so could result in side effects. Here’s what you need to know about how this medication works and when to take it to get the most weight loss benefits.
How Mysimba works
Studies show that 29 percent of the population is obese, which tells us that the advice of “eat healthily and exercise” is not enough for many people to lose weight safely.
Mysimba can accelerate weight loss for adults 18 and over who have not found success with a diet and exercise plan alone. Its two active ingredients, naltrexone and bupropion, work together to help you feel full faster without experiencing cravings. This means you will eat less and still feel satisfied.
Mysimba can only be effective when it is combined with a healthy lifestyle. Patients need to make changes to their diet and activity levels to ensure that they are getting the nutrients and exercise their body needs.
Some patients may not qualify for Mysimba, including those who are pregnant or nursing, people younger than 18 or older than 75, patients with some chronic conditions or a history of certain illnesses, and patients with specific allergies.
When and how to take Mysimba
Mysimba should be taken under the supervision of a qualified medical practitioner. There are strict guidelines to follow when you start taking Mysimba that gradually increase your dose until you reach the point of taking a maintenance dose.
During the first week, you will take just one tablet of Mysimba each morning. In the second week, you will increase your dose to take one tablet in the morning and one in the evening. During the third week, you will take two tablets in the morning and one in the evening. In the fourth week and after, you will take two tablets in the morning and two tablets in the evening.
After week four, you will be taking maintenance doses of Mysimba to help you continue losing weight. You will be evaluated at week 16. If you have not yet lost at least five percent of your original body weight, your doctor may advise you to discontinue using Mysimba.
These are the recommended guidelines; however, your doctor may reduce your doses due to health conditions or medications. Always follow your doctor’s recommendations when taking Mysimba.
Get started with Mysimba
Residents of the U.K. can quickly get started taking Mysimba with PrivateDoc. Our GMC registered doctors can work with you to determine whether Mysimba may work for you. We offer convenient and secure shipping directly to your door.
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