What is Meridia?
meridia.jpgSibutramine, better known as Meridia, is considered
to be a satiety enhancer. It is a diet pill that is available
by prescription only and is to be used in conjunction with a calorie-reduced
diet and a proper exercise program.
How Meridia works?
Meridia helps you lose weight by sending signals to the brain.
These signals make you believe that you are already full, even
after eating only very little. This in turn, will have you eating
less and losing weight faster. Meridia claims that not only will
you lose weight while using the pill but it will also help you
keep the weight off.
The drug comes in 10mg or 15mg capsules and your doctor can help
decide which is best for you. There are also some claims that
Meridia can boost your energy levels, helping you to burn even
more calories, but these claims have not been fully substantiated.
Who can use Meridia?
It’s important to know if you are considering taking Meridia
that it is only to be used by people who have a Body Mass Index
(BMI) of 30+ or by people who have a BMI of 27, who also have
other health risks present such as high blood pressure or Type
2 diabetes. Your doctor can help you determine if these other
factors are present or what your BMI is if you don’t know.
You should not take Meridia if you:
* are taking MAO inhibitors
* are taking any herbal medicines such as St. John’s Wort
* are taking antidepressants, or other medications for a psychiatric
* are taking any other weight loss medications, especially those
that interact with the brain and its signals
* have heart disease or heart problems
* have high blood pressure
* have or have had in the past eating disorders such as anorexia