December 9, 2022

Mysimba is a prescription-only, weight-loss medicine, for adults over 18 years of age. It contains two active substances:

Hi welcome to our telehealth medicine information video i’m garvin and this video is on my simba so my simba is a prescription only weight loss medicine for adults over 18 years of age it contains two active substances naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride so you have been prescribed my simba to help you manage your weight together with a reduced

Calorie diet and physical exercise my simba is approved for use in patients with an initial body mass index of 30 or greater or those with a body mass index of 27 or greater if they have additional weight related conditions excuse me like controlled high blood pressure type 2 diabetes are high levels of lipids in the blood if you have been taking my simba for 16

Weeks and have not lost at least 5 of your initial body weight your doctor may discontinue the medicine your doctor may also recommend stopping treatment if there are concerns about increased blood pressure or side effects of this medicine or the safety of this medicine so how does my symbol work my symbol is believed to reduce hunger and help control cravings by

Working on two areas of the brain these areas are involved in controlling how much food you eat and energy you use so how do you take my simba at first you take one tablet once a day in the morning the dose will be gradually increased for week one one tablet once a day in the morning week two one time or twice a day morning and evening week three three tablets

Every day two in the morning and one in the evening and week four and onwards two tablets twice a day so two in the morning and two in the evening so it’s a gradual increase the maximum recommended daily dose of my simba is two tablets taken twice a day you should take this medicine by mouth and preferably whit food so what if you take too much my simba if you

Take too many tablets you may be more likely to have a fate or a seizure or other side effect so do not delay contact your doctor or nearest hospital immediately if you think you’re having a major side effect so what do you do if you miss a dose you skip the mistos and take your next dose at the usual time do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten

Dose when should you stop taking my simba you may need to take my simba for at least 16 weeks to have its full effect do not stop taking my simba without talking to your doctor first my simba is not suitable if you are allergic to naltrexone or bupropion if you have abnormally high blood pressure or uncontrolled blood pressure it’s also not suitable if you have

A condition that causes seizures even brain tumor are usually a heavy drinker and have just stopped drinking alcohol or if you are going to stop while taking my simba also not suitable if you’ve recently stopped taking sedatives or medicine to treat anxiety or if you’re going to stop them while you are taking my simba also not suitable if you bipolar disorder

If you’re using any other medicines that contain bupropion or naltrexone it’s also not suitable if you’ve an eating disorder or have had one in the past or you’re currently dependent on chronic opioids or opioids you should stop taking my simba immediately and consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction after taking this medicine

So there’d be swelling of the truth tongue lips or face difficulty swallowing or breathing dizziness fever rash pain in the joints or the muscle itching and hives always take my simba exactly as your doctor has told you check with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions like many medications my simba should not be prescribed for certain patients and

May cause unpleasant side effects for other patients it is also advisable to talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking my simba if you feel depressed contemplate suicide have a history of attempting suicide or any other mental health problems if you have had a serious head injury or head trauma regularly drink alcohol you regularly use medicines to help

You sleep or sedatives are currently dependent on or addicted to cocaine or other stimulating products if you have diabetes for which you use insulin or oral medicines that may cause low sugar levels in your blood also if you are taking medicines that may increase the risk of seizures if you are taking any other medicines including non-prescription medicines

Supplements or herbal medicines you need to tell your doctor before taking my simba so do not take my simba with the following medicine monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressants and next these medicines are used to treat depression or parkinson’s disease and include phenylsene selene and ras sigilyn you must stop taking these medicines for at least 14 days

Before starting my simba opioids and opioid containing medicines if you’re taking my simba do not take opioids or opioids containing medicines which include medicines to treat coughs and colds like mixtures containing dextron net orphan or codeine methadone can be taken by people addicted to opioids pain medicine like morphine and codeine diarrhea medicine like

Paragraph you may have stopped taking any opioid medicine at least seven to ten days before starting my simba one of the two ingredients in my simba naltrexone blocks the effects of opioids if you take higher doses of opioids to overcome the effect of naltrexone you may suffer from an acute opioid intoxication which may be life-threatening after you stop treatment

With mysimba you may be more sensitive to low doses of opioids so potential side effects to watch for would be feeling sick or nausea being sick and vomiting pain in the abdomen constipation headache difficulty sleeping so you take your evening dose of medication earlier in the evening rather than later also anxiety agitation joint and muscle pain if the side

Effects do not go away after one month of treatment it is important to discuss this with your doctor your doctor can help you find ways to manage side effects or may recommend you stop taking my simba altogether tell your doctor about any side effects that bother you and that don’t go away this includes any possible side effects that i’ve not mentioned a few

Minutes ago for more information on my simba you can read the patient information leaflet which comes with the medicine or you can talk to your doctor or pharmacist like all medicines mysimba can cause side effects although not everybody gets them seizures are rare and may affect up to one in one thousand people taking my simba if you have a seizure you should

Stop taking my simba immediately and speak to your doctor so the benefits of my simba when you start taking my simba you may see improvements in well-being by week 8 of treatment in the trials patients on my simba reported improvement in their self-esteem and were able to move more freely patients also felt less hungry and had a reduced desire or craving for

Food clinical studies with my simba have been performed in more than 4500 patients who were overweight or obese in these studies my symbol in combination with a reduced calorie diet and physical exercise had significant effects on weight my simba will not help you to lose weight overnight it is recommended that you continue treatment with my simba beyond 16 weeks

If you have lost 5 or more of your body weight at week 16 12 weight loss was the average weight loss in people who continued treatment with my simba for one year and 32 of these people lost over 15 percent of their body weight in one year remember if you’ve been taking my simba for 16 weeks and have not lost at least five percent of your initial body weight your

Doctor may discontinue the medicine so please do not be discouraged if this happens my symbol may not work for you but there are other approaches you can take in consultation with your doctor so as you start to lose weight it’s important to continue making healthy lifestyle choices and continue taking my simba which may help you maintain your weight loss so

That brings this video to an end if you have any questions you can leave them in the comments below or contact us to our website my telehealth dot info or call to lintus pharmacy douglas cork or ring 436-6923 to find out more thank you for watching stay healthy and stay informed

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Mysimba (naltrexone/bupropion) By G. J. Lynch