Health Risks & Effects of FDA Approved
Weight Loss Drug
Meridia Weight Loss Pills
Side Effects and Precautions
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Follow the directions for using Meridia (Sibutramine) weight loss pills
as provided by your doctor and the manufacturer.
NOTE: Meridia may make high blood pressure
worse and should not be used if you have suffered a stroke or suffer from
heart disease, heart failure, or irregular heartbeat, or if you have a
kidney or liver condition.
Meridia can be taken with or
without food. Meridia should be swallowed whole, preferably during mid-morning.
As Meridia may cause drowsiness, avoid
taking it late in the day.
Unless approved by your doctor:
- Do not over-use Meridia weight loss
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time
- Do not increase the dosage instructions.
- Do not use in combination with other
Meridia weight loss pills are one of the
few weight loss drugs which are approved by the FDA for short or long-term
use. Although side-effects of long-term usage (1 year +) are as yet unknown.
Meridia Weight Loss Pills - Precautions
Discuss Meridia Fully With Your Doctor
You must consult your doctor before taking
Meridia weight loss pills. Some drugs or medical conditions may interact
and/or interfere with this medicine. Inform your doctor of ALL prescription
and over-the-counter medications you are taking.
For example, Meridia weight loss pills
should not be used in combination with other drugs used to suppress appetite,
or within 14 days of taking a drug classified as an MAO inhibitor. The
combination could lead to extremely serious health risks.
Meridia may also interact with a wide variety
of other drugs, especially weight-loss pills, decongestants, anti-depressant
medications, allergy drugs, and cough suppressants that contain ephedrine,
phenylpropanolamine or orpseudoephedrine.
Meridia may also adversely react with excessive
Also, explain to your doctor any other
medical conditions you have, including allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
Maintain regular contact with your doctor
while taking these weight loss drugs.
Do not share Meridia weight loss pills
with others. In particular, store Meridia diet pills as directed and keep
them away from children.
Meridia Weight Loss Pills: Side Effects
These may include: dry mouth, sleeplessness,
irritability, stomach upset or constipation. Other adverse side effects
may include chest pain, pounding heart, gastrointestinal disturbances,
breathing difficulties and changes in libido. If these side effects persist,
inform your doctor as soon as possible.
If you experience other side effects when
taking Meridia weight loss pills, contact your doctor or health care provider.
In case of overdose, contact your local
poison control center or emergency room immediately. Overdose symptoms
include: rapid breathing, confusion, diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps
For the sake of your health, always
consult your doctor before taking weight loss pills or supplements. Some
weight loss pills react with commonly used over-the-counter medications,
and may have harmful side-effects for certain users.