Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
News » New appetite suppressant has good results
 

New appetite suppressant has good results

A new diet drug, Rimonabrant, operates by interrupting brain signals that cause overeating. Study participants who took Rimonabrant lost nearly four times as much weight as those on a placebo. The downside is that the weight loss is maintained only as long as the drug is taken weight is regained once the patient stops taking the drug. This is expensive for the consumer but good for the drug company. It was also noted that the drug improved HDL levels and reduced triglyceride levels. It was also more responsive to insulin. Thus the drug may also be effective in curbing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Side effects include depression, anxiety and irritability. The drug is also able to make quitting smoking easier. Approval for the drug will be sought next year.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Globe and Mail

Related Disease Topics:

Article Source Details

About: New appetite suppressant has good results

Date: 10 November 2004

Source: The Globe and Mail

Author: Andre Picard

URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20041110/HDRUG10/TPHealth/

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Depression and anxiety following birth may be reduced by iron supplementation
  • Depression and anxiety takes it's toll on women in the workplace
  • Depression and dependence
  • Depression and sleep apnea link
  • Depression common in elderly
  • Depression deadly in heart disease
  • Depression drugs may affect bone formation in children
  • Depression frequently associated with heart failure
  • Depression has recognizable symptoms and is treatable
  • Depression in adolescents: normal part of growing up
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise