Smoking is just as harmful for your health as obesity is.
Unfortunately, it is not that easy to cope with either of the two conditions, addiction to smoking and obesity.
Very often, people have to take weight loss pills, such as the appetite suppressant Adipex, in order to lose weight.
And, luckily, smokers also do have “assistants”, which can help them get rid of their harmful habit, one of which is Champix.
Champix Mechanism of Action
Champix belongs to the drug class, called partial cholinergic nicotinic agonists.
The therapeutic effect of Champix occurs in the brain.
When you smoke, your receptors deliver nicotine into the brain and release dopamine, which provides pleasure for you.
Well, this feeling of pleasure lasts for quite a short time.
After that, your body wants more pleasure, so it needs another dose of nicotine.
Champix drug activates the receptors, and does not let nicotine bind to them at the same time.
Hence, when the brain does not get nicotine, it does not release dopamine, meaning that you don’t get pleasure from smoking.
Champix Side Effects
- trouble sleeping
- depressed mood
- difficult concentration
- dry mouth
- violation of defecation
- increased appetite
- weight gain
Adipex with Champix
Considering the severity of side effects, the anti-smoking drug Champix is available on prescription only.
It is known that weight gain is among possible side effects of Champix.
Smoking obese people keep asking – “How do I prevent weight gain during anti-smoking therapy?”
People with a BMI above 27 can be prescribed weight loss drug Adipex.
However, drug interactions of Adipex and Champix have not been studied.
So, there is no precise information about the combined use of these two drugs.
Although there are no direct contraindications for combining these drugs, it is not recommended to use them together.
Because Champix acts in the CNS, just as Adipex does, and they both have the same side effects, we may assume that a joint use of Adipex and Champix tablets may increase the side effects and pose threat to your health.
Adipex Side Effects
Anorectic effect of Adipex also occurs in the brain.
The use of Adipex slimming pills can cause such side effects, as:
- dryness in the mouth
- depressed mood
Contraindications for use of Adipex indicate that slimming pills must not be taken along with other stimulants of the central nervous system (CNS).
What Can Replace Champix?
If you want to quit smoking while using Adipex pills, you can replace Champix with nicotine patches.
Unlike the oral anti-smoking tablets Champix, nicotine patches contain nicotine only.
A joint use of Adipex weight loss pills and nicotine patches will not harm your body, yet can reduce the weight loss rate.
Nicotine Mechanism of Action
Nicotine is bad for health and affects the results of weight loss.
A research, conducted in the Nottingham University, have established that nicotine promotes the following changes in the body:
- reduces synthesis of muscle proteins,
- inhibits the splitting of fats,
- increases the levels of protein myostatin
- increases the level of MAFbx enzyme
When using Adipex, people should do physical exercises to achieve the highest weight loss possible.
The combination of nicotine and Adipex not only reduces the weight loss rate, but also splits proteins, which play an important role in muscle growth.
Most specialists have one and the same opinion – if you have to choose between smoking cessation and weight loss, better choose the first one and quit smoking.
Nicotine causes more harm to your body than obesity does.
Therefore, it is better to quit smoking first, and then proceed with the weight loss campaign using Adipex.
However, your doctor should be the one who helps you make the final decision about the changes that you need to introduce first.