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Reductil (Sibutramine) Information Online

Reductil (sibutramine) was a prescription medication designed to assist with weight loss. Unlike the new prescription treatment that reduces the amount of fat that is absorbed from meals, Reductil weight loss tablets worked by affecting the brain and suppressing a person's appetite.

One of the main functions of Reductil was in increasing the levels of serotonin that the body produces. Whilst serotonin is most commonly recognised as being the hormone that regulates mood, it is also plays a role in the feeling of hunger. By increasing the levels of serotonin in the blood stream, the medication tricks the body into thinking it is full. In theory, less hunger cravings lead to less meals and snacking, in turn leading to weight loss.

this issue has drastically changed due to new findings on the safety of losing weight through a medically suppressed appetite.

Why was Reductil banned?

In January 2010, Reductil was discontinued in the UK based on advice given by the European Medicines Agency. This new guidance means that you can no longer buy Reductil online in the UK or EU. This advice was based on new evidence about the risk of serious health complications from this medication.

As an appetite suppressant, Reductil was amongst treatments that were deemed to cause very harmful side effects; it was linked to things like high blood pressure and an increased heart rate, and also to serious cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes. Some users of Reductil even experienced depression and even suicidal thoughts in more extreme cases due to the increased serotonin levels.

Is there an alternative to Reductil in the UK

Xenical is the only prescription alternative to Reductil available for purchase. This treatment works locally within the digestive system, aiding weight loss by significantly reducing the amount of fat that is absorbed from meals rather than by making harmful changes in brain function. Its localised treatment method means that Xenical does not share Reductil's side effects. Xenical is a safe and clinically proven alternative that can help people to lose weight when combined with a good diet and exercise regime.

Can I still buy Reductil online?

As a fully licensed and accredited online pharmacy, we abide by all the regulatory guidelines set by the EMA. We take patient safety very seriously and so are not able to either market or promote the sale of Reductil. As with all banned treatments, there are still vendors who claim to be selling Reductil online within the UK - these websites are doing so illegally and you should never purchase from sites offering Reductil.

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