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Meridia Weight Loss Pills: Side Effects and Precautions
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General Directions
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 pills
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time
  • Do not increase the dosage instructions.
  • Do not use in combination with other appetite suppressants.

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 alcohol intake.

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 and vomiting.

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.


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