Specifically, what is the difference between anorectic and sympathomimetic drugs?
Anorectic drugs are basically drugs that center on suppressing the users appetite. They work by releasing the proper chemicals within the user’s body that will sooth hunger pangs that happen when your stomach is empty and in need of food. This action will help anyone to avoid eating when they aren’t hungry as well as eating when their stomach thinks it’s in need of nourishment.
Sympathomimetic drugs act almost the same but the chemical structure of the medication delivers such reactions in a different way. These drugs, when taken, are able to directly affect the transmitter hormones that lie within the sympathetic nervous system. These hormones include norepinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine and catecholamines. While sympathomimetic drugs have been used widely to help treat obesity, they can also be used to treat other medical conditions such as low blood pressure and heart attacks.
What Diet Pills are considered part of the Anorectic Class of Weight Loss Supplements?
Phentermine is the most commonly used and widely known of almost all anorectic based drugs. It has the power of an appetite suppressant as well as a sympathomimetic related drug because it allows the release of chemicals, which not only help suppress the appetite but also to increase energy, awareness and metabolism levels.
Other drugs included in the anorectic class includes Benfluorex, Meridia, Fastin, Adipex, Phentramin-D, Ritalin and many more on brand products. There are many different drugs that are classified as appetite suppressants but many of them come with warnings that should be monitored by a doctor, preferably the doctor that prescribed the medication to begin with.
Are there any Risks Associated with Anorectic Drugs?
Simply put: yes, there are definitely risks that go along with the using of anorectic drugs, which is why a medical professional should be monitoring your experience with the medication at all times. You should never abuse these drugs either because you will increase the probability of having a horrible physical reaction to the drugs some of which can prove to be quite fatal and/or life changing.
What are the Risks for Anorectic Drugs?
Heart and lung problems are among the most common while insomnia also is part of it just not as life threatening. Increased risk of a stroke, heart attack, mood swings and more are the most dangerous of all risks associated with anorectic drugs so it is safe to say that anyone should be careful when using these drugs to treat obesity. Your medical professional will agree that these drugs should only be taken on a very short term basis because of the risks as well as how many people become ‘used’ to the drug and begin abusing the drugs because they don’t get the same reaction as when they first started taking them.
What are some Sympathomimetic Drugs?
Ephedrine, Ritalin, and many other recreational drugs are considered part of the sympathomimetic drug class. While recreational drugs such as cocaine, amphetamine and methamphetamine aren’t ever supposed to be used for weight loss purposes they are still within this class but should be avoided. However, Phenetermine is technically part of the amphetamine category and is highly used as a weight loss supplement by prescription only but, again, it does come with the usual risk factors towards the cardiac and respiratory systems within the user’s body.
How do Sympathomimetic Drugs Work?
Sympathomimetic drugs work directly on the sympathetic nervous system. The drug, whichever one you are using, will begin by releases neurotransmitters such as dopamine, adrenaline and others that help to activate the postsynaptic receptors within the sympathetic system. This will end up allowing the body to block your brain’s reuptake of the neurotransmitters as well as the breakdown of them, which then activates the releasing of catecholamines.
In short, these hormones will be released and allow the body to ignore hunger, increase energy, metabolism and even your alertness. The basic warnings also come along with sympathomimetic drugs including risk of heart problems, lung and breathing problems, inability to sleep normally, irritability, mania and others.
Both anorectic and sympathomimetic may have their risks but if you make sure to collaborate with a medical professional throughout your use of the drug