Bontril weight loss drug 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 to help you meet your
weight loss goal. Bontril weight loss pills are available
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
- 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
- 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 by obese
people to lose weight.. 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.
Bontril Side Effects
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, 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 medicine that
you are taking.
- Do not use bontril if you are also taking Furazolidone,
Guanadrel, Guanethidine or Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
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