Taranabant is a chemical that blocks the receptors that signal that the stomach is hungry. It can also increase the rate of metabolism and burn up calories faster. This drug was tested on 533 overweight patients over a period of 3 months. These volunteers for the clinical trial were found to consume 27 % fewer calories, burn more energy while resting and metabolized more fat.
The drug Taranabant worked at low dosages but at high doses, it caused nausea, vomiting, stomach pains and irritability. Some researchers had discovered that taking drugs that induced weight loss was effective for short terms. The drugs ceased to work in the long term. This drug will be available for retail sale soon.