Many experts agree that the most difficult part of weight loss is getting through the first few weeks. This is the time when you are still adjusting to your new healthy lifestyle. You will experience hunger pangs and your stomach may growl to tell you that it wants food. To get through these difficult few weeks some people may turn to appetite suppressants. In this article I discuss one of the more popular appetite suppressants – Bontril Slow Release (SR).
Bontril SR is not available over the counter so you will need a doctor’s prescription before you start taking the drug. Therefore, your fist port of call is to visit your local doctor and check if Bontril SR is suitable for you. If you are taking anti depressants, if you have type 2 diabetes or if you have high blood pressure Bontril SR may not be right for you. You may even be allergic to the drug. Your doctor is the only person who will be able to tell you one way or the other. If you cannot take Bontril SR they may be able to prescribe you a similar drug depending on your individual health conditions.
So now you know how to get Bontril SR let’s move on to discuss the drug itself. It is important that you know Bontril SR is not a magic weight loss pill. In the long term, you will still need to combine a healthy, well planned diet with regular exercise to burn fat. Bontril SR will reduce your hunger cravings and suppress your appetite, making the weight loss process more manageable. However, it will not help you burn fat. You cannot take Bontril SR as a substitute for exercising and healthy eating. You should only take the drug if you are having serious difficulties resisting your cravings for food.
Like many drugs, Bontril SR does have short term side effects which may or may not affect you. These can include; blurred vision, constipation, diarrhoea, dizziness, dry mouth, headaches and trouble sleeping. More severe side effects can include; severe allergic reaction, stomach pain and unusual behaviour. If any of the short term side effects persist or you are subject to any of the more severe side effects you must stop taking the drug and call your doctor immediately.
The first few weeks on any weight loss program can be difficult. Different people will cope with the hunger cravings in different ways. Some people will be able to ignore them and get on with their diet but others will need additional help to suppress their appetite. Bontril SR can provide you with that help but it is not a complete solution and may not even be suitable for you. The best solution is to go and discuss your weight loss goals with your doctor. They will be able to decide whether Bontril SR is the best option for you.