MERIDIA Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020632/003.

Names and composition

"MERIDIA" is the commercial name of a drug composed of SIBUTRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE.

Answered questions

Is there any medication like Meridia?
Is there any medication like Meridia that got recalled or Obesity, Are there anything like it in the market? Asked by Talitha Kyger 6 months ago.

Yes Meridia (sibutramine) was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. Meridia affects chemicals in the brain that affect weight maintenance. Meridia is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity that may be related to diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. Important information about Meridia Meridia was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. Do not use Meridia if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. Serious, life threatening side effects can occur if you use Meridia before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body. You should not take Meridia if you are allergic to sibutramine, or if you have severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure, an eating disorder (anorexia or bulimia), if you are taking stimulant diet pills, or if you have a history of coronary artery disease, stroke, or heart disease. Before taking Meridia, tell your doctor if you have glaucoma, high blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, depression, underactive thyroid, seizures, a bleeding disorder, a history of gallstones, or if you are older than 65 or younger than 16. Tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medications you use, especially antidepressants, cold or allergy medication, narcotic pain medicine, or migraine headache medicines. Tell your doctor if you do not lose at least 4 pounds after taking the medication for 4 weeks along with a low calorie diet. Answered by Odelia Mourad 6 months ago.

Has anybody ever taken Meridia?
I've been reading about Meridia for weight loss. Has anybody taken it and does it work well? Also, are doctors likely to prescribe it. I am overweight and want to ask my doctor to take Meridia. Asked by Liza Haberern 6 months ago.

I used Meridia for about a year. It worked great for me. I lost about 70 pounds! The thing with this medicine is that it doesn't make you lose weight, it helps cut your appetite. For me it helped me not think about food all the time, which in turn made it easier to eat the right kind of food. You need to be willing to work on your weight loss. I joined Jenny Craig and a gym too. I know Meridia made a difference because I was doing Jenny and working out before I started taking it and all I could do was think about food. After I started taking the medicine there were times where I needed to be reminded to eat. People at work would say..."Aren't you going to lunch?" I wouldn't even being paying attention because I could finally focus on something other then food. You have to be careful though. There are side effects to the medication. One this is that it can raise your blood pressure. I needed to go to the doctors once a month just to get my blood pressure taken. It also can make you dizzy. The first few weeks I was taking it was crazy. If I turned my head too fast I almost fell over. It was kinda funny, but can be serious. Also, your body does adjust to the medication and eventually it will stop working. There are three dosage sizes. Once you hit the highest, your pretty much done. Your insurance most likely won't cover the cost. For me it was about $130 a month. But I do think it is worth it. You can go to their website and print a coupon for $25 off. It helps a little at least. I did a lot of research of the medication before taking it and I suggest the same. Doctors tend not to perscribe medications like this unless they are convinced that you are going to really try to get the weight off yourself. It's not a miracle drug. My doctor prescribed it because they knew I had been trying. They knew I was already on Jenny Craig and that I was working out. The one thing I learned was not to be afraid to talk to your doctor about it. I was afraid that if I asked for help they would judge me or say get off the couch or something like that. I'm sure you know what I mean. The truth is (or at least in my case with my doctor) they want to help you. And if you feel that your doctor would be judgemental and you feel uncomfortable asking, then you need to find a new doctor that is understanding. They may tell you that they don't think Meridia is right for you, but have an alternative suggestion. It really depends on how much weight you have to lose. Answered by Cris Stoel 6 months ago.

What are you seeking to say? Why are you asking quesitons approximately me? Only kidding... I'm truthfully regularly joking. That's what folks hate approximately me, they cannot inform while I'm severe considering the fact that I'm slightly ever severe. Answered by Audrie Randle 6 months ago.

Has anyone ordered Meridia online? Did it work?
Asked by Shelley Bachorski 6 months ago.

Meridia is a prescription drug and you should NEVER buy prescription drugs online. Always go to a pharmacy because then you are guarenteed you are getting the correct drug (everything else is buy at your own risk). Also, Meridia can cause high blood pressure which is why you should have a doctor prescribe it to you and they will monitor your blood pressure as well. As for Meridia, I have used it for the last 5 months or so. Basically what the drug does is suppresses your appetite so that you're not hungry. The reason you lose weight is you eat less. If you want to lose weight faster you should exercise too. My exercising consisted of 30 minutes of brisk walking a day. I also dieted and tried to eat healthy. Since meridia makes you less hungry this is much easier. I have managed to lose 30 lbs but this is with my diet sometimes not be healthy (ie fast food). Initially I did have some trouble sleeping but other than that I have had no side effects. (This drug also did not give me any extra energy) Also, with any diet make sure you drink plenty of water. Answered by Brice Therriault 6 months ago.

Whats a Meridia? Answered by Latosha Hage 6 months ago.

You may check with they have Reductil, which is same medicine as Meridia Answered by Gillian Swearingin 6 months ago.

Was the Weight Loss Drug Meridia used off label for any conditions such as ADD or Depression?
I am researching drugs prescribed for Depression and ADD for my boyfriend. Back story is he is a chemically addicted individual and I believe a misdiagnosed ADD and a self admitted Depressed person. He was prescribed MERIDIA in Rehab in 2005. I believe it is off the market but he responded very well to it. I would... Asked by Leonarda Wellspeak 6 months ago.

I am researching drugs prescribed for Depression and ADD for my boyfriend. Back story is he is a chemically addicted individual and I believe a misdiagnosed ADD and a self admitted Depressed person. He was prescribed MERIDIA in Rehab in 2005. I believe it is off the market but he responded very well to it. I would like to know if Meridia has ever been used to treat ADD namely, but depression as well. If not sure, please give me some drugs that are used for the treatment of Depression/ADD that are less addictive. Points go out immediatly for best answer. Answered by Tillie Kujawski 6 months ago.

you will would desire to verify the drugs checklist of element effects once you get them. listed below are some sturdy suggestions: a million. Do something that gets your coronary heart value up similar to, walking, working, cycling, and swimming. 2. devour entire, organic and organic ingredients like: Broccoli, Cabbage, organic and organic Brown Rice, Spinach, candy Potato, Apples, and different culmination and vegetables of their organic State. 3. avert eating corn, white bread, white rice, candy, sodas, chips, and the rest which you already understand you shouldn’t be eating. 4. Drink sparkling water as your beverage of selection. avert Fruit beverages and fruit juices (till YOU juice them your self) 5. end smoking, eating beer & wine, and eating coffee. 6. Get 8 hours of sleep each and each night. 7. carry out with people who decide for to be healthful. 8. avert something with extreme Fructose Corn Syrup. Tone up the muscular tissues: a million. connect a gymnasium and get a coach. 2. in case you’re short on money, commence a mild stretching & yoga habitual. 3. Do push-ups, and lightweight dumbbell curls for the top physique. 4. As I mentioned above, walk, run, swim, and or motorbike 5. Take an aerobics class, a yoga class, or another wellbeing class. 6. connect the community YMCA.. psychological wellbeing: a million. Get a chum to communicate to each and every day approximately your emotions. 2. in case you have some money or coverage, get a counselor to communicate to. 3. discover out a thank you to meditate. 4. connect a help team for the problem you’re coping with. 5. Ask your larger Self (or God) for coaching. 6. commence retaining a diary or mag approximately your emotions & innovations. 7. Write a ‘gratitude’ checklist each and every night. 8. Do something that makes you chuffed each and every day like: hear on your well-liked song, draw, paint, write, or something imaginitive. 9. Do something for somebody else who desires help. Answered by Jeremy Denyes 6 months ago.

play frisbee with your kids Answered by Latoya Broker 6 months ago.

Walk at least 15 mins after your meals Answered by Danyel Frometa 6 months ago.

Monitor your progress by noting your clothes fit looking in the mirror and taking photos Answered by Sarah Harty 6 months ago.

natural applesauce is an excellent dip for fruits such as bananas and melons Answered by Marybeth Weida 6 months ago.

opt for self checkout wait in line for 7 minutes ring yourself up for another 10 bag your own grub and load up the car Answered by Priscila Benet 6 months ago.

eat chili for a couple of days research shows that chili peppers boost your metabolic rate burning 50 more cals a day Answered by Michele Minero 6 months ago.

How long does Meridia take to make you feel full?
I am just wondering if anyone else has taken Meridia and would like to know when it starts to work? Is it the kind that takes a couple of days for it to go through you system or is it right away? I have only taken it for two days and really feel like they pills are not working? I know they help with supressing... Asked by Carlee Vanderlinden 6 months ago.

I am just wondering if anyone else has taken Meridia and would like to know when it starts to work? Is it the kind that takes a couple of days for it to go through you system or is it right away? I have only taken it for two days and really feel like they pills are not working? I know they help with supressing your apetitie, so I was just wondering when that might kick in. Thanks everyone. Answered by Cecilia Sheasby 6 months ago.

I am currently taking Meridia. I have taken it for 4 months and have lost 20 lbs. I have to say that at first, I had the same reaction. I did not feel that it worked. Honestly, I still feel that way a lot of the time. BUT, think about it, I have lost 20 lbs. so it must be doing something! I agree with everything else out there that states you have to change your eating habits and exercise. I have always eaten "healthy", well balanced diet, not a lot of sweets, not a lot of carbs, lots of chicken and veggies, etc. I have always tried to get at least 20 min. of activity a day (walking or whatever). My problem was the amount I ate. I thought that Merdia would just make me not eat. Not true. What it has done for me is make me realize that I was eating too much, even if it was healthy! With Meridia, I still get hungry, but I am able to say no to food and choose to only put half of the amount of food on my plate than I normally would. Also, my doc told me that 3500 calories = 1 pound. He said if you just cut out 500 calories a day, you would lose 1 pound a week. Now that makes sense and sounds doable! Also, I do make it a point (frozen meals can be costly, but it works) to eat a granola bar for breakfast or slim fast shake (180 calories) and a frozen meal at lunch (Smart Ones are my fav. - fill me up and taste really good - average 300 calories). That's only 480 calories so far! Then I feel fairly comfortable eating a sensible but good dinner. He said that I was probably eating 1800 calories a day, and that if I wanted to loose weight to cut that by at least 500 calories a day. So, I try to keep my max for the day 1200. I am way to lazy to count calories, ( hince the dedication to granola bars and frozen meals), but I at least try to be concious of it. Somehow it just clicked. Just being concious of it, makes a difference for me. Seriously, just about the time I get frustrated and say that I haven't lost any weight for the month, I seem to somehow loose a couple of pounds in a week. I seem to average about 5 lbs. a month. I know, I know, doesn't seem like much. I can't complain though, at least I'm losing it! I do want to stress too that when I don't walk or do some sort of exercise for 20 to 30 minutes a few times a week, I really see no difference in weight loss. I do think that the exercise is a real boost and that if I were to do more of it, I would really see the true benefits of Meridia. I started out on 10mg a day. Every time I went for my blood pressure check everything was fine, so I asked my doc to up my dose to 15mg a day. So far, so good. Good luck and I really hope this helps. Don't lose faith. It will work if you work too. I'm assuming that you hit a point of desperation (I know I did) in order to go to your doc and start taking an RX to lose weight. Just make that switch turn in your head that this is the time to really see what your made of and what you can accomplish with a little help. I'm almost sure you can do it. Sometimes I feel that my weight loss is due to my changes and choices, not the drug (but I'm not willing to find out just yet :) Good LUCK! Kerri PS Started out at 183, now at 163 (wow what a difference in my face that makes)! Answered by Rosalyn Reick 6 months ago.

It should be fairly immediate. Maybe your dosage is too low? Don't increase it without your doctor's permission. Keep in mind that diet pills don't keep weight off. If you don't change your food choices after you lose, you'll regain the weight you lost. Since you haven't lost your appetite yet, this would be a good time for you begin practicing good food choices. Answered by Zita Contreros 6 months ago.

Each body reacts differently to different kind of drugs but these are the general rules: Answered by Ruthann Purpora 6 months ago.

How does the weight loss drug Meridia work?
how does it help to lose weight? Asked by Alesia Colina 6 months ago.

I havent tried Meridia but i did try lipozene and it didnt work at all.. I have tried a few different diet pills and have not gotten results from anything so im guessing there isnt any "miracle" pills out there or the doctors would be telling us about them.. They are all after our money.. I wouldnt try anything that doesnt have a money back guarentee.. Answered by Ericka Roemmich 6 months ago.

exchange out brown rice or quinoa confident even the recent super meals which the two upload as much as approximately 220 energy consistent with cup for cauliflower or roasted peppers that are in user-friendly terms approximately 30 energy consistent with cup Answered by Crysta Hopko 6 months ago.

65 minutes on the ski slopes Answered by Johnsie Cockrin 6 months ago.

Add extra few minutes to a workout Answered by Madelaine Spurzem 6 months ago.

Find the right diet for your individual body because there are many ways are there to lose weight just find what works for you Answered by Carmine Housler 6 months ago.

swap out brown rice or quinoa yes even the new super food which both add up to about 220 calories per cup for cauliflower or roasted peppers that are only about 30 calories per cup Answered by Kymberly Mallinak 6 months ago.

Practice deep brearhing exercises to reduce the stress hormone cortisol Answered by Vernon Guillebeau 6 months ago.

save time and money during the week by buying lean protein such as chicken breasts in bulk and cooking a weeks worth on sunday night Answered by Stefani Guard 6 months ago.

Phentermine 30 mg vs Meridia 10 mg?
Which is better for a 43 year-old female who wants to lose 20 lbs? Thanks. Asked by Marlon Dumbar 6 months ago.

NEITHER....Take 2 vitamins in the morning, with 30min to 2 hours a day working out, eating right, and 20 lbs will fall right off! Answered by Effie Forney 6 months ago.

Phentermine is most efective diet pills now. "Phentermine acts as amphetamines, which stimulate nervous system. This stimulation causes minute elevation in blood pressure and in the rate of heart beats. All these physical changes generate feeling of hunger satisfaction and thus an obese consumes lower quantity of food. Phentermine is a short-term medication, which is generally not prescribed for a period longer than 12 weeks, but every medicine takes time to show actual effects and the same is the case with Phentermine, so people taking Phentermine should have patience and will power. Phentermine is successful in reduction of weight in more than 80% cases. The popularity of the drug among numerous obese is a proof of its efficacy. You can reduce an average of 5% the total weight of the body with the use of Phentermine for two weeks." Answered by Sang Meininger 6 months ago.

Fastin (RX) Its wonderful! LOl Answered by Phylis Schepp 6 months ago.

Does Meridia actually work?
So... I'm fat. Extremely fat. I'm around 189 lbs, and 5'1. I read somewhere that Meridia works along with healthy eating and exercise. It's suppose to reduce your appetite or something. I really want to try it, but I was wondering if it really does work. Asked by China Zahn 6 months ago.

Meridia or other medicines or artificial diets either do not work or if they work, they leave side effects and as you leave the product you gain back your weight very rapidly. I will suggest you following tips, but you have not given your age. I you are young than there is no problem but if you are elderly you may adjust with the tips according to your age: Dieting, in the popular meanings, or starving will hurt your internal health and decrease your resistance against disease, do not go on dieting. Generally weight is increased because of fats deposits. You can lose weight, just dissolve your fats. How? A selection of diet items generally gives you an imbalance diet which can cause many complications including some illness problems. The best way is to lose weight by change of diet and your physical activities. Select your own menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner considering the following: 1. Take maximum citrus fruits; be sure you are not suffering from any throat Infection. 2. Reduce or stop to take oils and fats. 3. Stop taking sugar and glucose mainly tea, coffee & cold drinks. You can use natural honey for sweetness. 4. Stop taking potato, rice, corns etc. 5. Reduce wheat and corn as much as possible. 6. Take four glass of water (4 X 160ml) in the morning without washing your mouth, then wait for 45 minutes to take any diet. This will drain toxic material from your body and help in maintaining your health. Join a gym, even for few days. This will give you a lot of tips for rest of your life. Take vegetables and fruits including sweet fruits like dates and mango. And at the top of all: Walk at least 40 to 60 minutes with spells of jogging from 5 to 10 minutes or more, if you can, twice a day. If you are not habitual of walk start with a walk of 10 minutes and increase gradually. You can make necessary changes according to your age and activities. The above tips may help you feel lose of weight to the extent of daily difference. Answered by Lucio Stiefel 6 months ago.

What is the difference between the diet drug Meridia and the drug Phentermine?
Is Meridia more successful? Asked by Alessandra Konecni 6 months ago.

Meridia was removed from the market because of serious side effects. It acted on hunger by mood controlling, inhibiting the reuptake of several hormones including serotonin. Phentermine is still available and if used in the short term can reduce appetite. It is similar to amphetamine, which is a controlled substance, and its action is reduced over time. Neither drug is a good answer to losing weight because of side effects and because in many people they do not work. Many were losing weight on Meridia, but as soon as they got off of it the weight came back. And the side effects were too terrible to ignore, so it was removed from the market. The very best drug for losing weight is something very natural - exercise. It always works and has no bad side effects. Please take care. Answered by Mikel Lemoyne 6 months ago.

Anyone used MERIDIA and it worked for them??
Please only answer if you or someone you know has used it?!!!! Asked by Eulah Nevilles 6 months ago.

I'll be completely honest with you. I did take Meridia, although it was not prescribed to me. I battled an eating disorder for a long time. I was already about ten pounds under weight when I got some Meridia from Mexico (lived in Texas, right by the border). I figured it would help me not to gain any weight and possibly lose some more. Anyway, it takes a few weeks for the chemical to begin to affect your brain. My ex-husband who is a doctor explained this to me. Anyway, right about the time that I began to feel it working....I started having some major depression. It got to the point where I was actually planning ways to kill myself. I decided to get off the Meridia and the depression was no longer present. I am not saying that it will affect everyone in that way. Only sharing my experience with you. To be honest, I obviously had many other problems at the time and that might have been a huge contributing factor to how to medication affected me. Anyway, hope this helped! Answered by Bess Grossetete 6 months ago.

Everyone I know who tried it says it does not work. My sister said that it actually made her want to eat more. My doctor keeps tellin me that this new drug overseas is coming (been saying it for 2 years) but I can order it from overseas - but - bad news again - I researched it and it does not work either. I have been in counseling and everything and nothing works so I have even begun to belittle myself in public to get me kick started to do better on my own,It seems to be working as I am acknowledging publically that I have a problem and want to change and I have lost 8 pounds in the last two months. So - have a serious talk with the doctor and make sure he or she considers every other pill you take and if he she can effectively say it should help you - take the Merida. If they find that another o\pill you take will preclude merida working, then why spend the money. Good Luck and I am rooting for you very vocally and loudly. Answered by Gaston Hanvey 6 months ago.


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