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What is Meridia?

Sibutramine (Meridia® in the USA, Reductil® in Europe), usually as sibutramide hydrochloride monohydrate, is an orally administered agent for the treatment of obesity. It is an anorectic (i.e. it decreases appetite) although it also has antidepressant properties. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November 1997[1] for the treatment of obesity.

 

Sibutramine acts by increasing serotonin and nor adrenaline levels in the brain. The serotonergic action, in particular, is thought to influence appetite. Recognized side-effects are dry mouth, headache, constipation and insomnia. It may increase the blood pressure, and is therefore contraindicated in patients with arterial hypertension, or others in whom a rise in blood pressure would be harmful (e.g. patients with angina). Pulmonary hypertension, a problem in some other anorectics, is not a recognized side-effect.

 

A study is ongoing into reports of sudden death, heart failure, renal failure and gastrointestinal problems. Despite petitions[2], the drug has not been banned by the FDA, but was part of a Senate hearing in 2005.

 

The generic name of Meridian is Sibutramine which is used as a short term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity. It basically affects chemicals in the body that are related to weight maintenance. Meridian is manufactured by Abbott laboratories and is classified as a schedule IV controlled substance in the United States, despite having virtually no potential for abuse.

 

It has been reported that Meridia has caused increased blood pressure in some patients. Therefore it is important to have regular check up while taking Meridia. Meridian can cause dizziness, restlessness or can create difficulty in concentrating. Before taking Meridia one should consult his/her doctor in order to receive positive results. However, Meridia is in FDA pregnancy category C. Therefore, it is not known whether meridian will harm an unborn baby. It is better to first talk to your doctor if you are pregnant.

 

According to the former Meridia user, she has had a meridian lawsuit pending for two years and has been suffering Meridia side effects ever since using the weight loss pill. Along with all this, it was also reported that around 30 patients died while they were taking Meridia.

 

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Meridia is a drug used to treat long term obesity. Meridia affects the appetite control centers in the brain. It reduces food intake by increasing satiety, or the feeling of fullness, but it is not an appetite suppressant. Meridia hinders the reabsorption in the brain of two chemicals that make people feel full. By not allowing these chemicals to be absorbed by the nerve cells in the brain, a feeling of fullness occurs sooner, which should lead to reduced food intake and, subsequently, to weight loss.

 

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Some of these effects, such as high blood pressure, may not have signs or symptoms that you can see or feel. While you are taking sibutramine, your doctor will check your blood pressure and heart rate at regular visits.

 

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