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What is Meridia?
Meridia was the brand name of the drug Sibutramine which was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. This is so because the drug affects chemicals in the brain that affect weight maintenance. The drug is prescribed to be taken together with diet and physical activity to treat obesity that may lead to diseases like diabetes, increase in cholesterol or blood pressure. The drug may also be taken for other purposes not mentioned in the prescription which you’ll get when you buy Meridia online.
What is the important information one should know about Meridia?
Since Meridia was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010, it is important to note down before you buy Meridia online in the U.S. that do not take the drug if you have taken an MAOI like furazolidone, isocarboxazid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine in the last two weeks. The occurrence of serious and life threatening side effects is possible if a person takes the drug before the traces of the drug are not there in the person’s body. A person should not take the drug if he is allergic to it, or if he has severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure, an eating disorder (anorexia or bulimia), if the person is taking stimulant diet pills, or has a history of coronary artery disease, stroke, or heart disease. Before taking the drug, the person should inform his health expert if he has glaucoma, increase in blood pressure, disease related to liver or kidney, depression, insufficiently active thyroid, fits, a disorder related to the blood, a history of gallstones, or if the person is a senior citizen who is older than 65 or a boy who is younger than 16. The person should tell the health expert about all the prescribed and over-the-counter medications he takes, especially anti-depressants, cold or allergy medication, narcotic pain medicine, or migraine headache medicines. The person should consult the health expert if he does not lose at least 4 pounds after taking the medication for around a month along with a low calorie diet.
What should a person discuss with a health expert before taking the final decision to buy Meridia from an online pharmacy?
Before taking the final decision to buy Meridia online, make sure that you should not take the drug if you are allergic to it, or in case of:
- severe or uncontrolled hypertension
- an eating disorder
- a history of coronary artery disease
- a history of heart related diseases
- if you have had a heart attack or stroke before
- if you are taking stimulant diet pills