What is mazindol 2 mg ?
Mazindol 2 mg is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. It is also known as an “anorectic” or an “anorexigenic” drug.Mazindol 2 mg stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite.
Mazindol 2 mg is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity.
Each scored, compressed peach tablet imprinted 2 mg:”lose” on one side and “JC”
on the other contains: mazindol 2 mg. Also contains D&C Yellow #10 Lake HS and D&C
Red #21 Aluminum Lake), iron oxide red, lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone and
starch. Bottles of 100.
As a short-term (i.e. a few weeks) adjunct to continued dietary treatment in the medical
management of obesity, in patients who have not responded to an appropriate weight
reducing diet alone. Mazindol 2 mg is recommended only for obese patients
with an initial body mass index of 30 kg/m
or higher, or 27 kg/m
or higher in the
presence of other risk factors (e.g. controlled hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia).
BMI is calculated by taking the patient’s weight, in kg, divided by the patient’s height, in
how it is use :
When prescribing anorectic agents, it should be borne in mind that the role of these
drugs in the management of obesity is limited. Furthermore, the rate of weight loss
tends to decrease within a few weeks and a plateau is reached.
Treatment with Mazindol 2 mg should only be given as part of a long-term integrated
therapeutic approach for weight reduction and weight maintenance under the care of a
physician with experience in the treatment of obesity. An appropriate approach to
obesity management should include dietary and behavioural modification as well as
increased physical activity. This integrated approach is essential for a lasting change in
eating habits and behaviour which is fundamental to the long-term maintenance of the
reduced weight level once it is stopped.