sibutramine - oral, Meridia (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking sibutramine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: eating disorders (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa), uncontrolled or poorly controlled high blood pressure, heart or blood vessel disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, history of heart attack or angina, congestive heart failure, abnormal heart rhythms, poor circulation in the arms/legs), stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: high blood pressure, glaucoma (narrow angle type), untreated underactive thyroid disease, liver disease, kidney disease, gallstones, seizure disorder, bleeding disorders, depression, drug abuse.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.Children may be at a greater risk for mental/mood changes (including rare thoughts of suicide) while using this drug.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Women of child-bearing age should use effective birth control while taking this medication. Consult your doctor for more details.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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