Meridia Diet Pills

In October 2010, Meridia was withdrawn from the market in the United States. Studies have shown that it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. This medication will no longer be available in the United States. People should stop taking it and should ask their healthcare providers about more appropriate weight loss options. 
 
If you are considering losing weight, your healthcare provider may prescribe Meridia® (sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate). This weight loss medication acts in the brain, where it increases the levels of certain brain chemicals (including serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine) in specific areas of the brain. It works by helping you to feel full more quickly.
 
Studies have shown that Meridia is an effective weight loss medication. After six months of taking Meridia while dieting, people lost up to 18 pounds, compared to just 2.9 pounds for people who were only dieting. The higher doses produced the greatest weight losses. Similar results were seen in a one-year study. Clinical studies have also shown that Meridia can help people who have already lost weight to keep the weight off.
 
The medication comes in capsule form, and is typically taken by mouth once daily. Meridia capsules come in three strengths -- 5 mg, 10 mg, and 15 mg capsules. This medication should be combined with an appropriate diet; it is not meant to be used without dieting.
 
Although most people tolerate these diet pills well, Meridia is not suitable for everyone. Some of the common side effects include headaches, constipation, and insomnia.
 
(Click Meridia for more information, including detail on how this weight loss medication works, potential side effects, and possible safety concerns to be aware of before taking this drug.)
 
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