Presentation on theme: "Diet Pills By Cathy Chang. Article ObeseObese patients taking the weight-loss drug rimonabant also known as Acomplia have an increased risk of developing."— Presentation transcript:
Article ObeseObese patients taking the weight-loss drug rimonabant also known as Acomplia have an increased risk of developing severe depression and anxiety, a new study reports. anxiety Obeseanxiety In addition to a potential risk of depression and anxiety, the FDA also found an increased chance of irritability, insomnia, panic attacks, aggression and suicide in patients taking the diet pill. Several patients taking rimonabant were prescribed antidepressants or tranquillizers to keep their symptoms under control. potentialirritability insomniapanic attacksaggressionantidepressantstranquillizerssymptomspotentialirritability insomniapanic attacksaggressionantidepressantstranquillizerssymptoms Evidence suggests that obese people may, on the whole, be even more prone to depression in the first place. prone Studies found a modest 5 percent to 10 percent decrease in weight in patients taking rimonabant. Study authors note that this weight loss would most likely not be sustained once treatment ended, and the patient would need to continue taking the drug for life to see lasting improvement in obesity-related risk factors. modest sustainedriskfactorsmodest sustainedriskfactors
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