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What is Meridia?
Meridia is a prescription medicine that helps treat the symptoms of obesity, weight loss, and maintenance of weight loss. It is used together with exercise and diet to treat obesity-related diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. This drug can be used alone or with other medications.
Meridia is related to a class of drugs known as Schedule IV controlled substances.
Meridia is also available as a generic drug known as sibutramine. Sibutramine is available under various brand names, including Reductil, Meridia, Siredia, and Sibutrex. This drug is available in many pharmacies. You can also buy Meridia online.
What are the uses of Meridia?
Meridia helps in weight loss by changing neurotransmitters within the brain. People with obesity use Meridia along with the low-calorie diet to lose weight.
Types of Meridia
Meridia Capsules contain 5 mg, 10 mg, or 15 mg sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate.
5 mg: It is blue and yellow capsules imprinted with “MERIDIA” on the cap and “5” on the body in bottles of 30 capsules.
10 mg: It is blue and white capsules imprinted with “MERIDIA” on the cap and “10” on the body in bottles of 30 capsules.
15 mg: It is yellow and white capsules imprinted with “MERIDIA” on the cap and “15” on the body in bottles of 30 capsules.
How to use Meridia?
People should take this drug exactly as directed by their doctor. Do not take this drug in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than the recommended duration. People should follow all the directions on their prescription label. If you want to order Meridia online, make sure that you get the dosage and prescription label with it.
You can take Meridia with or without food.
People should lose at least 4 pounds during the first four weeks of taking Meridia and eating a low-calorie diet.
The usual starting dosage of Meridia is 10 mg once daily. The dose may be adjusted to 15 mg after four weeks if there is inadequate weight loss.
Taking too much of this drug may lead to an overdose. The symptoms of overdose include headache, dizziness, and a fast heart rate.
People need to check their blood pressure and pulse often.
Do not take cough and cold or allergy medications while taking Meridia.
Doctors do not recommend this medicine to use for longer than two years.
What to know before taking Meridia?
Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you ever had:
- a history of heart disease such as fast or irregular heartbeat or heart failure
- a history of heart attack or stroke
- severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure
- an eating disorder such as anorexia and bulimia
- if you are taking stimulant diet pills
- a history of coronary artery disease
To make sure Meridia is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- liver disease
- kidney disease
- high blood pressure
- epilepsy or seizure disorder
- underactive thyroid
- a history of gallstones
- a bleeding or blood clotting disorder
Do not use Meridia if you are older than 65 and younger than 16.
Do not use Meridia if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. The MAO inhibitors include furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate). Do not use Meridia before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body. If you do this, it can cause serious life-threatening side effects.
It is unknown if Meridia is safe during pregnancy or whether it will harm your baby. You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant while using this medicine.
It is not known whether this drug passes into breastmilk or if it could harm a nursing baby.
Side effects of Meridia
The common side effects of Meridia are as follows:
- changes in appetite
- stomach pain
- dry mouth
- upset stomach
- back pain or joint pain
- feeling nervous, dizzy, or depressed
- flu symptoms such as cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat
- mild skin rash
- trouble sleeping
- a feeling of warmth, redness, or tingling under your skin
Serious side effects
- fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats
- chest pain
- sudden numbness or weakness
- easy bruising or bleeding
- very stiff muscles
- high fever
- high blood pressure
- shortness of breath
- problems with vision, speech, or balance
- overactive reflexes
- loss of coordination
- dilated pupils
What to avoid while using Meridia?
Tell your doctor if you use other medicines such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety. These medicines can add to sleepiness caused by Meridia.
Drugs that can interact with Meridia are as follows:
- an antibiotic such as erythromycin
- antidepressants such as citalopram (Celexa), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), and others
- ergot medicine such as ergonovine (Ergotrate), ergotamine (Ergomar), or methylergonovine (Methergine)
- medicine for migraine headaches such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or zolmitriptan (Zomig)
- narcotic pain medication such as fentanyl, meperidine (Demerol), pentazocine (Talwin)
Do not drink alcohol while using this medicine because it can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes. People may also experience nervous system side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, depression, and difficulty concentrating. You must avoid or limit the use of alcohol while using this medicine.