What is Mysimba?
Mysimba is an effective oral weight loss aid used by patients who struggle to lose excess weight which puts them at risk of developing serious conditions. This medicine is available in tablet form which is a convenient method for lots of patients. Together with exercise and healthy eating, Mysimba can help you successfully lose weight to reach your healthy weight loss goal. Always ensure that you take Mysimba as directed in order to get the best results. You should also ensure that you’re a suitable candidate for this type of weight loss aid, Mysimba is not suitable for those who are a healthy weight or underweight, you should be diagnosed as obese before taking this medicine. Read the following information to find out more.
How does Mysimba help with weight loss?
In some patients, obesity is often related to the brain, many people eat when they’re stressed or have excessive hunger and food cravings. Mysimba contains two active ingredients, naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride, which work on the areas of the brain which control food intake and energy expenditure. These ingredients work together to change how you feel about food and appetite. Reducing your appetite results in less food intake which ultimately leads to weight loss, especially with a low calorie diet and regular exercise. Mysimba helps to control your food cravings and makes you feel less hungry so you can reduce your calorie intake and reduce your weight.
Who is Mysimba suitable for?
If you have been medically diagnosed as obese and you are over 18 years of age, Mysimba may be a suitable solution for you providing you have tried other methods such as exercising and having a low calorie diet but to no avail. If dieting alone has not proved successful for you, Mysimba can assist you in losing extra pounds to bring you to a healthy weight. However, you should always consult a doctor before taking this medicine to ensure your suitability.
How to tell if you’re obese
Before you take any weight loss medication, it's important to ensure that this medicine is suitable for you, those who are not classed as obese should not use these types of weight loss aids. One way to tell if you’re obese is by measuring your Body Mass Index (BMI) which works out whether your weight is healthy for you based on your height and weight. The ideal, healthy BMI range for adults is from 18-25, and a BMI of 30 or over is classed as medically obese.
You can calculate your BMI using an online calculator and inputting your weight, height and age. It’s important you get to know your BMI measurement as obesity can lead to potentially fatal conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke. It can also impede on your ability to lead a full and active life. Mysimba can help people with a BMI of over 30 to lose the extra weight alongside dieting and exercising.
Mysimba may also be suitable for those who have a BMI between 27 and 30 who have additional health conditions related to their weight such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.
Who should not take Mysimba?
Although Mysimba is designed for those who have a BMI of over 30, your medical history and other medications may mean it isn’t right for you.
Speak to your doctor before taking Mysimba if:
- You are allergic to naltrexone hydrochloride, bupropion hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet
- You suffer from hypertension
- You have a brain tumour
- You have liver or kidney disease
- You have a history of eating or mental disorders
- You have a condition that causes fits
- You drink alcohol heavily
Mysimba should also not be used to treat childhood obesity and should be used with caution in older patients over the age of 65.
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are breastfeeding you should not take Mysimba, consult your doctor for further advice.
Mysimba and alcohol
It’s not recommended that you drink alcohol while taking Mysimba as there is an increased risk of seizures (fits). You should stop drinking alcohol if you are planning to take Mysimba, however, if you’re a heavy drinker or alcoholic suddenly stopping alcohol without medical supervision may also cause seizures so it’s important to be alcohol free in a controlled way before taking this medicine which is why it is not suitable for those who are alcohol dependent and drink heavily.
Alcohol is also known to cause weight gain so it is more beneficial for you to stop or reduce your alcohol intake to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Taking Mysimba with other medicines
It’s important to inform your doctor of any other medicines you may be taking before starting Mysimba whether that be prescription, over the counter, or any herbal remedies. In particular, Mysimba should not be taken with the following:
- Any other medicines which contain bupropion or naltrexone
- Medicines for depression or Parkinson’s disease known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors
- Opiates or any medicines containing opiates
This is not an exhaustive list and there are many more listed on the patient information leaflet so please do check that there aren’t any other interactions between Mysimba and any other medicines you’re taking by reading the patient information leaflet and informing your doctor.
How do you take Mysimba?
Your dose of Mysimba will be adapted over the coming weeks and you will initially take one tablet once a day in the morning. Always follow your doctor’s instructions when it comes to taking Mysimba as this will ensure it is effective and that you get the best results. You will take this medicine as follows:
- First week: one tablet in the morning
- Second week: one tablet in the morning and evening
- Third week: two tablets in the morning and one in the evening
- Fourth week onwards: two tablets each morning and evening
Swallow the tablets whole with food.
If you have not lost at least 5 percent of your initial body weight after 16 weeks your doctor may recommend stopping this treatment. Treatment may be continued unless you’re experiencing side effects, if treatment is continued you may be monitored closely with regular blood tests.
What are the side effects of Mysimba?
Like all medications, Mysimba may have side effects, but not everyone gets them. Common side effects include:
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty sleeping
- Muscle pain
These are the most common side effects which are experienced in more than 1 in 10 people. There are many other possible side effects listed on the patient information leaflet, and if you experience any side effects or any negative changes to your health while taking Mysimba you should see your doctor for advice.
If you’re having fits (seizures) or you’re experiencing an allergic reaction with swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue or throat causing difficulty breathing, or anaphylaxis you should seek medical help immediately.
Do you need a prescription for Mysimba?
Yes, you need a prescription from a certified doctor registered by the General Medical Council (GMC) in order to buy Mysimba online. With Doctor-4-U’s easy consultation process, you can get a prescription for Mysimba safely and quickly. Simply click “Start Consultation” and fill out the short medical questionnaire provided. If you are deemed suitable for this type of medicine, it will be dispensed by our UK-based pharmacy and sent to you securely via a tracked courier service.
How much does Mysimba cost?
At Doctor-4-U you can buy a pack of 112 Mysimba tablets for £169.99 which should last you around 6 weeks based on taking the tablets as instructed, or you can buy a pack of 224 tablets for £279.99. However, prolonged use of Mysimba should be monitored by a doctor to ensure that it is effectively reducing your weight and that there are no health implications of prolonged use. Remember that if after 16 weeks Mysimba has not effectively reduced at least 5% of your body weight, you should not continue to take this medicine.
Buy Mysimba tablets online
Mysimba is a type of weight loss aid medication and should only be taken under doctor’s recommendations, and when lifestyle changes have not worked. Our GMC registered doctors make buying Mysimba online safe, plus we have all the credentials to prove that buying medicine online at Doctor-4-U is safe, reliable, and secure, and you can view them here.
You need a prescription from a GMC certified doctor in order to buy this medication online which Doctor-4-U can provide.
How is my order shipped to me?
When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging that’s eco-friendly. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.