Not all obesity problems should be solved by means of Metermine. In order to reduce body weight, first it is necessary to stick to a low-calorie diet and increase general level of physical activity.
If balance of physical activity with low-calorie diet does not cause clinically significant weight loss, Metermine can be prescribed. It should be noted that use of Metermine does not presuppose refusal from diets and physical activity.
Metermine is an important, but still a part of weight loss program.
- Use of one Metermine capsule per day helps to suppress appetite. However, if the patient continues to consume many calories, then the rate of weight loss will be minimal.
Whom is Metermine prescribed for?
- Metermine is a prescription anti-obesity drug, rather than magic capsules.
- Metermine is not prescribed only for beauty, appearance or other cosmetic purposes.
Before Metermine will be prescribed, diagnosis should be defined.
Today, this drug is prescribed for treatment of:
Class 1 obesity: BMI * of 30 to 34.9
Class 2 obesity: BMI of 35 to 39.9
Extreme obesity (Class 3): BMI greater than 40
Metermine 15mg, 30mg or 40mg capsules can be prescribed to achieve more biologically acceptable body weight even if a BMI is less than 30.
Potential consumers for Metermine use can be patients with a BMI of 25 to 30 (overweight) with the following diseases or conditions:
impaired glucose tolerance, or prediabetes
high status of cardiovascular risk
If extra pounds have already caused some cardiovascular problems, it is necessary to assess a benefit-risk balance of Metermine use.
This drug is not prescribed to patients who have heart murmurs, cerebrovascular diseases, pulmonary arterial hypertension, as well as moderate or severe hypertension.
Determination of the therapeutic goal
It is important the patient understands exactly what he needs to achieve by means of Metermine.
- If aim of using Metermine is to achieve ideal body weight, this can be a daunting task, at least for most patients.
Metermine capsules are intended for short-term treatment of obesity.
The maximum recommended duration of using Metermine is 12 weeks. In rare cases, treatment can be continued under the supervision of a specialist who has experience in obesity treatment.
Patients taking Metermine during 12 weeks usually lose up to 15% of their original body weight.
- In a recent clinical trial, patients taking Metermine capsules decreased their weight at the average by 12.1%.
Before using Metermine, measure and write down data of your body weight.
For example, if your body weight is 100kg, it must be approximately 89kg by the end of the treatment. A good purpose of using Metermine can be excess of the average rate of weight loss.
From the viewpoint of physicians, the most important goal of Metermine use is weight reduction, as well as preservation and improvement of health.
While weight can still be in the range of “overweight – obesity”, losing 5-10 percent of body weight significantly reduces risk of chronic diseases.
Nevertheless, the better the patient understands the therapeutic purpose of Metermine use, the more effective the treatment is.
Therefore, before to start using Metermine, it is necessary to determine exactly what you need to achieve by means of this anti-obesity drug.