The drug Norex Neobes is used to treat obesity. Its action is aimed at suppressing appetite. It helps control weight gain in people who consume too many calories. Norex Neobes may be prescribed in case of abnormal thyroid function, pituitary gland hormone secretion failure, neuroendocrine obesity.
Release and composition forms
The active ingredient of the drug is amfepramone hydrochloride. The component is considered an analog of amphetamine, but the compounds have different properties. Amfepramone hydrochloride looks like a white crystalline powder. It tastes bitter and dissolves well both in water and in alcohol. The drug for weight correction is available as tablets for oral administration in two dosages - 50 and 75 mg.
Action in the body
The active ingredient is absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract. The therapeutic effect occurs 30-60 minutes after oral administration. The spent drug is excreted by the kidneys with the urine within a day.
Amfepramone hydrochloride belongs to the group of appetite-controlling substances. It has anorexigenic and psychostimulant effects. The chemical compound affects directly the satiety center, located in the brain. The substance stimulates the cortex of the large hemispheres, practically not affecting the peripheral neurons.
How the drug works
Against the background of taking the drug Norex Neobes launches the following sequence of actions:
- uncontrollable appetite is suppressed;
- the patient is satiated with smaller meals;
- the daily caloric content of the diet is reduced.
The body doesn’t receive excessive amounts of nutrients during treatment. A caloric deficit is created. As a result, the fat layer is burned. The weight of an obese or pre-fat patient gradually begins to decrease.
A course of therapy with pills promotes the development of proper eating habits. After treatment, the patient no longer returns to his previous portion sizes and maintains a stable weight.
Indications for taking Norex Neobes
A physician may write a prescription for the pills in such indications as:
- disorders of pituitary gland function;
- thyroid abnormalities (hypothyroidism);
- adiposogenital dystrophy;
- weight gain against the background of hormone therapy;
- exogenous obesity.
Contraindications to use
Norex Neobes tablets are not prescribed in the presence of the following contraindications:
- individual intolerance;
- complicated hypertension;
- myocardial infarction;
- progressive atherosclerosis;
- impaired blood supply to the brain;
- diabetes mellitus;
- epileptic seizures;
- chronic alcoholism;
Tablets are prescribed with caution in patients with chronic pathologies of the cardiovascular system. Use is possible outside periods of exacerbation. The minimum age limit is 12 years. Use in adolescents with hormonal or neurogenic disorders is possible in a reduced dosage under strict medical supervision.
Possible side effects
Norex Neobes is usually well tolerated by patients. In rare cases, long-term treatment has resulted in:
- dry mouth;
- skin rashes;
Taking preparations based on amfepramone hydrochloride affects the nervous system. There may be decreased concentration of attention. During treatment with Norex, don’t drive vehicles and operate complex mechanisms.
When treated with high doses, sleep disorders are possible. In order to prevent insomnia, it’s better to take Neobes tablets in the morning.
If you follow the instructions and treat under medical supervision, the risk of overdose is minimized. In rare cases, hallucinations, toxic psychosis are possible. These are temporary conditions that go away on their own against the background of withdrawal of the drug or reduction of the daily dosage.
The effectiveness of medication treatment of obesity with the help of Norex Neobes will be higher if the patient doesn’t neglect physical activity, reduces the daily caloric content of the diet, and, if necessary, organizes days of discharge.
Take the pills for a course of up to 2.5 months. Once the weight is stabilized, stop taking them. Under indications, it’s possible to repeat the course in 3 months. Prolonged treatment can cause addiction to the active component.