Drugs that reduce appetite (anorectics) help in the fight against excess weight if it is impossible to adhere to any of the diets due to a constant feeling of hunger and increased appetite. In modern pharmacological practice, two types of medications that reduce appetite are distinguished by the active substance and the mechanism of action:
- adrenaline – affecting the nerve endings, causing an influx of activity, excitation, stress, and, as a consequence, a decrease or total loss of appetite;
- serotonin – affecting the impulses coming from the brain, regulating sleep, psycho-emotional state and changing eating behavior. Serotonin blocks the body’s need for fats and carbohydrates, without affecting protein intake.
Medications that reduce appetite are complex chemical compounds. The intake of such drugs triggers the most complex chemical reactions in the body, affecting the work of the brain – that is where the zones responsible for appetite are located.
Sibutramine (Meridia) is the most popular and yet authorized anorectic in most countries, combining adrenaline and serotonin effects, which speeds up metabolic processes. According to the manufacturers, it helps to reduce weight and stabilize it in the future. Such negative side effects of taking Meridia, like nausea, constipation, heart palpitations, insomnia and an impressive list of limitations are rare enough so that they infrequently prevent from taking this drug or any similar one, for example, Phentermine.
All drugs that reduce appetite are available with no prescription in online pharmacies. When taking serotonin drugs that reduce appetite, according to reviews, there is no desire to consume carbohydrates and fats. Flour, fatty, sweet food causes disgust, while the need for protein foods remains the same. Other drugs completely depress the appetite; often have to force oneself to eat even a small amount of food, which almost immediately causes a feeling of satiety. Unfortunately, the presence of such positive effects completely counteracts the negative consequences that reception of anorectics can lead.
Taking medications that reduce appetite, according to reviews, causes:
- increased excitability, general irritability, and insomnia,
- constant dry mouth, thirst, nausea,
- sometimes an allergic rash, decreased libido, trouble with urinating.
Since the problems of excess weight associated with increased appetite are relevant for the modern world, the pharmaceutical industry, using the latest scientific achievements, develops new anorectics in which negative side effects will be minimized. Even in the absence of contraindications, anorectics should be used with caution, only on the advice and under the supervision of the treating physician. It is important to understand that any medications that reduce appetite do not act locally, suppressing hunger only, but affect the functionality of the nervous system as a whole, exposing mental and physical health.