Bontril is a diet drug that is commonly prescribed in the United States and that is based on the generic medication that is known as phendimetrazine. That is the primary active ingredient within this product. It is a sympathomimetic amine medicine, which is a group of drugs that work by stimulating the nervous system in a way that has been compared to amphetamines. These types of drug are also known as anorexigenic and anoretic medications.
When Bontril is prescribed to obese patients, it can help them to lose weight more easily by stimulating their central nervous systems. This includes a stimulation to both the brain and the nerves throughout the body. This increases the heart rate and blood pressure and fools the parts of the brain that are responsible for producing the sensation of hunger. This can help a dieter to feel more full after having eaten a smaller amount of food than usual.
Bontril does not produce weight loss on its own. It has been designed to be used along with a reduced calorie diet and with a fitness appropriate exercise program. The benefits associated with the use of this drug makes those efforts easier for the dieter. The reason is that if the dieter isn’t feeling as hungry, then he or she will be able to more easily choose to reduce the number of calories being consumed. Furthermore, it provides an energy boost, which can be helpful in overcoming fatigue in order to keep up with the prescribed exercise program.
If the pill is used on its own without being combined with diet changes or exercise, then Bontril will not lead to any fat loss on the body.
This medication is associated with certain side effects that range from more common mild symptoms to more rare but severe ones. In order to make sure that the risk of these side effects is worth the benefits, Bontril can be prescribed only to obese individuals who have a BMI greater than 30 and that have an increased risk of certain health conditions because of the excess fat on their bodies. Those conditions can include anything from high blood pressure to type 2 diabetes, as well as many others.
The purpose of this drug is to provide temporary assistance so that a dieter will be able to adopt healthier weight loss habits over the longer term, to be continued even without the assistance of the medication.