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Meridia






Summary


Meridia is a prescription appetite suppressant.


Description


Meridia is a serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SRI). It's similar to anti-depressant drugs like Prozac. It causes your brain to have more serotonin in it. This excess of serotonin acts as an appetite suppressant. Your feeling of satisfied by full lasts longer. So, you eat less.

It is usually only prescribed to people who have a serious weight problem. When combined with diet and lifestyle changes, Meridia has been shown to reduce body weight by 5-10%. Meridia makes it easier to make diet and lifestyle changes.

The most common dosage is 10mg per day.


History


Meridia (sibutramine hydrochloric monohydrate) is made by Knoll Pharmaceutical Co.

Meridia was approved by the FDA a few months after Fen-Phen was taken off the market.


Criticism


Meridia can cause increased blood pressure, heart rate, and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). The most commonly reported side effects include dry mouth, headache, constipation, and insomnia, "but people seem to find these effects pretty tolerable".




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  20-Jun-2006 9:57am created by bill

liz ny
posted 17-Feb-2010 9:51am

meridia really truly does work and all though you do see the results your looking for in 3+ months or so pending that you eat right. you can eat anything fat free you want and in moderation ..for example if you eat toast in the morning..don't eat bread for lunch or dinner. the only thing is if you get off of track with eating bad again the weight will come back within a month and then some. plus like me i am experiencing some strange symptoms that is prob very harmful and due to taking meridia years back. so i don;t think this is the best to take.




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