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Meridia â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

According to the FDA's data, Meridia

®* may cause side effects, but effects from Meridia® are not common. Tell you doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· headache
· constipation
· back pain
· insomnia
· dry mouth
· nervousness
· changes in mood
· upset stomach
· stomach pain
· gas
· changes in taste
· increased appetite
· loss of appetite
· runny nose
· flu-like side-effects
· irregular or painful menstrual periods
· swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· excessive sweating
· dilated pupils
· fast or irregular heartbeat
· vomiting
· extreme excitement
· restlessness
· anxiety
· dizziness
· confusion
· loss of consciousness
· uncoordinated or abnormal movement
· flushing (feeling of warmth)
· difficult speech
· eye pain
· tremor
· seizures
· chest pain
· excessive bruising or unusual bleeding
· rash
· hives


*Meridia® is marketed by Abbot as a product for losing weight. The active ingredient is sibutramine.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD