Itravil is used as an anorexigenic drug for severe obesity. The product is prescribed for adult patients and adolescents after the age of 12. It’s used as a supplement to vigorous exercise for people who find it difficult to maintain a low-calorie diet.
Active ingredient and product form
Itravil is a capsule designed for oral administration. Each tablet contains 30 mg of the active ingredient - clobenzorex in the form of hydrochloride. This is a chemical compound that can suppress appetite by affecting the brain, cardiovascular system, and hormonal background.
Itravil belongs to the class of sympathomimetic amines. In the body, it acts similarly to amphetamine. The substance is quickly absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract. Its maximum concentration is fixed after 1.5 hours after oral administration. Metabolites are excreted with urine through the kidneys.
Principle of action of the drug Itravil
Clobenzorex hydrochloride is effective at all stages of obesity. It acts directly on the hypothalamic-pituitary system. Against the background of taking Itravil there is an intensive secretion of the hormones dopamine and norepinephrine. In addition, the reuptake of these compounds by nerve endings is blocked.
As a result of hormonal restructuring, the hunger center in the hypothalamus is satisfied. The brain sends a signal of satiety. The patient who takes the capsules eats in small portions. It’s easier to stick to a diet with a caloric deficit. The body lacks energy. The body switches to spending reserve sources. The body starts to burn fat slowly. Weight stabilizes.
Indications for use
Itravil capsules are approved for people with a body mass index over 30 units. The minimum age limit is 12 years. It is allowed to prescribe the drug to patients with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, some endocrine disorders. The capsules can be used as the primary means to combat obesity or an element of complex therapy in combination with physical activity and a low-calorie diet.
Contraindications to prescribing
Itravil shouldn’t be taken if the following restrictions:
- age less than 12 years;
- advanced age;
- hypersensitivity to the components of the composition;
- severe psychiatric disorders;
- depressive conditions;
- urinary tract obstruction;
- alcohol and drug dependence, including in the anamnesis.
Prolonged use of the drug may cause temporary worsening of well-being. Possible unwanted effects:
- shortness of breath;
- chest pain;
- dry mucous membranes of the mouth;
- urinary retention.
In severe cases, if the instructions aren’t followed, hypertensive crisis, angina pectoris, stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure are possible. Itravil should be discontinued in case of life-threatening symptoms.
Itravil Clobenzorex may be addictive and cause withdrawal syndrome. If you feel well and satisfactory, the drug shouldn’t be abruptly withdrawn. Doses are reduced gradually, under the supervision of the attending physician.
It is not recommended to take capsules in the afternoon. This is fraught with insomnia, anxiety, irritability. Do not combine Itravil with other drugs with anorexigenic effect. Dizziness and decreased concentration are possible against the background of taking it. Do not drive vehicles during treatment.