Rimonabant - Drug Information

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General Information on Rimonabant

Generic Name : Rimonabant

Latest prescription information about Rimonabant. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiobesity Drug

Trade Names/Brand Names of Rimonabant

International- Acomplia, Bethin, Monaslim, Remonabent, Riobant, Slimona, Rimoslim, Zimulti, and Riomont.

Why is Rimonabant Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anorectic anti-obesity agent, prescribed for obesity and management of body weight as adjunct to diet and exercise.  It blocks endogenous cannabinoid binding to neuronal CB1 receptors.

When should Rimonabant not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category N :

Not yet classified.

What is the dosage of Rimonabant?

PO- The usual dose is one 20mg tablet to be taken once daily.

How should Rimonabant be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, before breakfast.

What are the warnings and precautions for Rimonabant?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney impairment, epilepsy, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Rimonabant?

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, loss of appetite, dry mouth, vomiting, gastrointestinal disorders, diarrhea.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, mood changes, sleep disorder, diarrhea, depression, anxiety, memory loss.
   Skin : Itching, excessive sweating.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps or spasm, tendon pain and inflammation, back pain and joint sprain.

What are the other precautions for Rimonabant?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Rimonabant?

Store the medication as directed by your physician.

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