It is no longer possible to buy Reductil from euroClinix.net. You can find out more information about Xenical, an alternative prescription treatment for obesity, here.
Reductil (sibutramine) was a popular and effective medication used to aid weight loss. It was an appetite suppressant designed to combat obesity in those who have difficulties losing weight through exercise and healthy eating alone. The success rate of Reductil tablets in treating obesity was very high; however the associated adverse side effects led to the medication being withdrawn from the market in 2010.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) suspended the licence for Reductil in 2010. This means that euroClinix.net can no longer safely prescribe the treatment and you cannot legally buy Reductil within the EU. You should be very wary if you come across a company claiming to sell or prescribe genuine Reductil online, as it is likely to be a counterfeit product and may cause harm.
Ongoing clinical studies have shown that Reductil tablets could have an adverse affect on the blood pressure and cardiovascular system of its patients. It was initially found that the medication was not deemed to pose a significant risk to those whose cardiovascular health was normal, which is why it was originally prescribed as an approved treatment.
However, major concerns were raised after a six year study of over 10,000 patients showed that the medication did in fact significantly increase the risk of heart disease, to the extent that the risk outweighed the proven benefits of weight loss. The study was considered controversial because the medication was tested on people with pre-existing cardiovascular problems, who should not have been prescribed the medication at all. Also, the six year length of the study was considerably longer than the maximum one year that Reductil should be prescribed.
Despite this controversy, Reductil was withdrawn as a result of the study and then banned in January 2010.
Yes. There is currently only one prescription-only medication available to treat obesity, and that is Xenical. Xenical is considered a very safe medication and is even approved for treatment in patients who are considered high-risk. While Reductil operated on the brain and nervous system, Xenical works on the digestive system. This means the risk of adverse side effects associated with Reductil are significantly reduced.
There are many risk groups who are advised not to take Reductil. These include:
Xenical is considered a safe treatment for most people who would have been considered 'high risk' under Reductil. To find out if Xenical is the best alternative for you, you can find additional information and buy Xenical here.
I was very happy with Reductil and I was very disappointed when I found out it was being recalled. I wasn't sure about starting with Xenical because I'd heard how it worked and I didn't think it sounded very nice! I decided to try it for three months because I find it very difficult to lose weight on my own. While I have experienced some side effects, they're not as bad as I expected and my weight loss has continued.
I had to stop taking Reductil because it was making me feel depressed. With Xenical, I feel more like myself again - and I'm losing weight!