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What is Mysimba?
Mysimba is a weight loss medicine. It contains the active ingredients naltrexone and bupropion, which act in the brain’s reward system to influence eating behaviour. This helps reduce appetite and control cravings for specific foods such as sugar and fat. Mysimba makes it easier to stick to a weight loss programme and aids long-term weight management.
What is Mysimba used for?
Mysimba is used to treat seriously overweight and obese people who are struggling to lose weight. It is prescribed for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg/m2 or higher with specific risk factors such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and high blood pressure. Losing weight decreases these risks to a considerable degree. Mysimba helps you to lose weight easier.
How to use Mysimba
Treatment with Mysimba is gradually increased. Follow the instructions in the package leaflet or from your doctor during the first four weeks. In general, the dose will remain constant after that. Mysimba tablets should be swallowed whole with some water without chewing. Do not take the tablets with meals that are high in fat as this may trigger an epileptic fit. It is important to combine treatment with Mysimba with a healthy diet and regular exercise. For more information, see the package leaflet.
Unless otherwise advised by the doctor, the usual dose in adults is:
- two tablets twice daily (after the fourth week).
Carefully follow the dosing schedule in the package leaflet during the first four weeks. Never exceed the recommended dose. Read the package leaflet before use.
Mysimba may cause side effects, including:
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Dry mouth;
- A (worsening of) depression. Contact a doctor immediately if this occurs.
For more information on side effects, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Mysimba
Mysimba is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to naltrexone, bupropion or any other ingredient in this medicine;
- You have high blood pressure;
- You have a known or past history of epilepsy;
- You have a known or past history of the eating disorders (anorexia or bulimia);
- You are taking a type of medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), opioid analgesics or withdrawal medications (the doctor will have a list of medicines that you should avoid mixing it with).
Consult a doctor on the use of Mysimba if you suffer from depression or have health problems such as a liver or kidney disease. Mysimba is known to interact with certain medicines, including nutritional supplements. Therefore, it is important to tell your doctor what medicines you are taking when you order.
Do not use Mysimba if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
This medicine can cause dizziness. Avoid driving if you experience this side effect.
The combination of Mysimba and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and then stopping may trigger an epileptic fit. Alcohol also contains calories and should therefore be limited or avoided altogether while on a weight loss programme.