How Do CNS Stimulants Anorexiants Work?

Reviewed on 6/28/2021

HOW DO CNS STIMULANTS, ANOREXIANTS WORK?

Central nervous system (CNS) stimulants, anorexiants are a class of medications used as a therapy for obesity. Obesity is defined as an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a health risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is a global problem and defined as having a body mass index (a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of their height in meters) of 30.0 kg/m2 or more. If a person has obesity, it can increase their risk of developing several other health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases.

CNS stimulants, anorexiants act on the brain to suppress appetite and are administered as immediate and extended-release tablets. These are prescription medicines to be used together with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Losing weight and keeping it off can lessen several health risks associated with obesity.

CNS stimulants, anorexiants work in the following ways:

  • They act on the brain to suppress appetite (appetite suppressants).
  • They stimulate the hypothalamic and limbic regions of the brain, which control satiety.
  • They increase the amount of energy used by the body by affecting certain parts of the brain.
  • In addition, they make you feel full for a longer time and improve satiety.
  • They can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems.

HOW ARE CNS STIMULANTS, ANOREXIANTS USED?

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WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF CNS STIMULANTS, ANOREXIANTS?

Common side effects include:

Other rare side effects include:

Information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF CNS STIMULANTS, ANOREXIANTS?

Generic and brand names of CNS stimulants, anorexiants include:

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