sibutramine - oral, Meridia
GENERIC NAME: SIBUTRAMINE - ORAL (sye-BYOU-truh-meen)
BRAND NAME(S): Meridia
USES: This drug has been withdrawn from the US and Canadian markets due to problems with safety (increased risk of heart attack and stroke). Talk with your doctor about stopping sibutramine now and about other treatment options.This medication is used along with a low-calorie diet to help people with obesity lose weight. Reducing excess weight helps to prevent or control complications such as heart disease, diabetes, and joint pain. Sibutramine works by affecting the area in your brain that controls hunger, providing you with a sense of fullness and satisfaction.Discuss the risks and benefits of sibutramine with your doctor.This drug should not be used in adults 65 years or older.
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