sibutramine (Meridia)

Is sibutramine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

No adequate studies with sibutramine have been done in pregnant women. The use of sibutramine during pregnancy, therefore, is not recommended. Women who could become pregnant should use adequate contraception while taking sibutramine.

It is unknown whether sibutramine or its active products accumulate in breast milk. Sibutramine, therefore, is not recommended for nursing mothers.

What else should I know about sibutramine?

What preparations of sibutramine are available?

Capsules: 5mg (blue and yellow); 10mg (blue and white); 15mg (white and yellow)

How should I keep sibutramine stored?

Capsules should be stored at 25°C (77°F). Brief periods at higher or lower temperatures, i.e., 15-30°C (59-86°F) are permitted. The medication should be stored in a tight, light-resistant container. The capsules should be protected from heat and moisture.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/12/2015
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