Acomplia (rimonabant) is used by people diagnosed with obesity that are not able to lose their excessive weight by simply dieting and exercising. You may need to take Acomplia if you already tried losing weight but came to conclusion you need to be taking some medication to reduce your food cravings. Acomplia works by affecting certain brain circuits basically making you feel less hungry. While you eat a lot less food, you do not feel hungry and that helps you to lose weight without gaining it back. Before you start taking Acomplia, make sure you discuss your individual weight loss plan with your health care provider to make sure you will get all the benefits of the treatment. You are not supposed to combine Acomplia with other drugs you are taking or are planning on taking - such as phenobarbital, telithromycin, ritonavir, nefazodone, ketaconazole, phenytoin, clarithromycin, itraconazole, and carbamazeptine, as interactions are possible that can affect the success of your treatment. Tell your health care provider if you have liver problems, impaired kidney function and a history of epilepsy, or if you are pregnant at the moment of getting a prescription. Pregnancy or breastfeeding may prevent you from using this drug safely.