Meridia, also known as sibutramine, is used in combination with a healthy, reduced calorie diet and exercise. It is taken to help people lose weight and maintain their weight loss. This type of medication is an appetite suppressant which works by controlling the appetite center in the brain in order to decrease the patients appetite.
Meridia comes in the form of an oral capsule which is usually taken once a day, with or without food. Always follow the directions provided on your prescription label and never take more or less than what has been prescribed by your doctor.
Common side effects users may experience when taking Meridia include headache, constipation, change in appetite, dry mouth, heartburn, back pain and difficulty sleeping. If you begin to experience more severe side effects, contact your doctor or other medical professional for assistance.
Occasionally, Meridia will be prescribed for other purposes, as suggested by your doctor.