Bontril is a prescription weight loss pill designed for short-term use by people struggling with obesity. Designed to compliment a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise, Bontril is allegedly capable of affecting your body’s central nervous system to suppress your appetite by increasing activities in your body such as your heart rate, blood pressure and metabolism.
Unfortunately, there is a serious lack of information regarding the ingredients found in Bontril, which definitely isn’t a good sign regarding how the product may affect your health and safety. Even worse, dangerous side effects and withdrawal symptoms have been known to occur in people using Bontril. Do these risks outweigh the possible benefits of Bontril? Let’s see what we can find out about this potentially shady weight loss product.
Bontril is currently produced by Valiant Pharmaceuticals, a Montreal-based publicly traded company that manufactures products to be used in the fields of dermatology, neurology and infectious diseases. Valiant has received FDA approval for several of its products in the past.
Users of Bontril have two optional ways of consuming the drug: an immediate-release capsule taken by mouth 2-3 times a day, one hour before meals, or a sustained-release form to be taken only once, 30-60 minutes before a meal in the morning.
Essentially, Bontril belongs to class of stimulants known as sympathomimetic amines, which function similarly to amphetamines, anoretic and anorexigenic drugs. Sympathomimetic amines work by affecting your central nervous system to suppress your appetite.
Bontril used to contain the molecule Phenmetrazine, but now contains a milder version known as Phendimetrazine Tartrate. Upon consumption of a Bontril tablet, approximately 30% of the Phendimetrazine Tartrate inside is converted into Phenmetrazine, which then suppresses your appetite. However, the reason why Bontril does not contain pure Phenmetrazine anymore is because it was taken off the market after health hazards related to its use were discovered. This definitely raises some suspicion regarding the safety of Bontril considering the fact that its Phendimetrazine Tartrate still ends up turning into Phenmetrazine in your body anyway.
User testimonials that can be found online offer generally positive reviews of Bontril. However, the drug’s effectiveness has actually been studied and proven to result in relatively insignificant weight loss.
Unfortunately, a complete list of the ingredients found in Bontril does not seem to exist, which should raise major red flags when considering the safety and effectiveness of any weight loss product. Some ingredients that Bontril is known to contain include food dyes such as Yellow #10 and Blue #1, various types of sugars , magnesium stearate, isopropyl alcohol, purified water, povidone and sodium starch glycolate.
While Bontril’s complete list of ingredients remains undisclosed, the multiple side effects that may result from use of the product have been well-documented. Users of Bontril run the risk of encountering side effects that are potentially very dangerous, such as blurred vision. Bontril is even capable of impairing your thinking abilities and reaction time, which makes every day activities such as driving dangerous to attempt. More minor side effects also exist, and include sleeplessness, dizziness, irritability, dry mouth and nausea, as well as irregular bowel movements.
The likelihood that these side effects may occur increases the longer you use Bontril, which is made even worse by the fact that the product is potentially habit forming. Ceasing consumption of Bontril after a significant period of time using the drug can even result in upsetting withdrawal symptoms such as depression and lethargy.
Bontril is intended to be used with a doctor’s supervision, so you don’t have to worry about facing any of the drug’s complications without medical assistance.
Bontril has no official website and there is very little information related to the product available for research purposes. There is a long list of dangerous and uncomfortable side effects that may result from the use of Bontril. Given the fact that Bontril’s official list of ingredients has not been disclosed, even more negative side effects may remain undiscovered.
While some positive user testimonials regarding Bontril may exist on the internet, there is a serious lack of information concerning many aspects of the drug — most importantly, a full list of the product’s ingredients. Bontril does not even have an official website. It seems like the only thing about Bontril that we know for sure is that its users run the risk of some seriously dangerous side effects, and perhaps even withdrawal symptoms should they suddenly stop using the product.
Without an existing official website or even a full list of ingredients, Bontril seems like a very untrustworthy product. Its many side effects seem far too dangerous to recommend Bontril, even if it did provide the significant weight loss results that studies have found it incapable of delivering.
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