How do you take Mysimba?
The dosage of Mysimba is increased gradually as your body adjusts to the medication. You will start by taking one tablet every day and increase the dose gradually.
However, you should never use more than four tablets of Mysimba in a day. Here is the recommended dose of the Mysimba.
Week 1 – One tablet, once in the morning.
Week 2 – One tablet, twice a day
Week 3 – Two tablets in the morning and one in the evening
Week 4 and onwards – Two tablets, twice daily
Mysimba is only prescribed when all other weight loss measures have failed to produce results, the weight loss is closely monitored by your doctor.
If you have not lost 5% of your weight within the first 16 weeks of the treatment, it is best to consult your doctor and reconsider its use.
Who should use Mysimba?
Mysimba is a great weight loss treatment solution for any adult over 18 with a body mass index (BMI) over 30. A BMI over 30 indicates obesity, meaning you could benefit from a course of Mysimba. In cases of weight-related comorbidities like type 2 diabetes or controlled hypertension, a BMI over 27 could mean that Mysimba is the right weight loss medication for you.
Can I use Mysimba with other medications?
Mysimba should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor. It should not be taken by patients who experience hypersensitivity to any of the listed ingredients. Patients should also avoid Mysimba if they experience uncontrolled hypertension, seizure disorder, have a known central nervous system tumour or are experiencing benzodiazepine or alcohol withdrawal. Mysimba should not be taken if the patient is already taking other products which include bupropion or naltrexone, or has a history of bipolar disorder or a previous diagnosis of bulimia or anorexia nervosa. Mysimba is also unsuitable for patients who are currently dependent on opiate agonists or chronic opioids or are using antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), or have taken them within the last 14 days.
Mysimba should be used with caution in patients with a history of depression. Mysimba contains bupropion which is similar to active ingredients found in some antidepressants. Potentially this can increase the risk of suicidal behaviour. Bupropion may also increase the risk of experiencing seizures. The enclosed leaflet gives more details.