General English name: sibutramine

Brand: Meridia

Application: obesity





Pharmaceutical forms of sibutramine

Sibutramine Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking sibutramine

Contraindications to the use of sibutramine

Sibutramine during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of sibutramine on driving and working with machines

Drug interactions with sibutramine

Special warnings and precautions while taking sibutramine

Side effects of sibutramine

Overuse of sibutramine (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of sibutramine






Pharmaceutical forms of sibutramine

Tablets, capsules


Sibutramine Drug Information

Sibutramine affects chemicals in the brain and helps with weight control by reducing appetite. Sibutramine is prescribed in combination with diet and exercise to treat obesity, sometimes to help treat diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.


Dosage and method of taking sibutramine

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of sibutramine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. This medicine should usually be taken once a day.

You can take this medicine with or without food.

After 4 weeks of taking sibutramine you should lose at least 2 kg of weight, if you do not have this amount of weight loss, tell your doctor.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.


Contraindications to the use of sibutramine

Note the expiration date of sibutramine and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give sibutramine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with sibutramine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

This medicine should not be used for more than 2 years.


Sibutramine during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.


The effect of sibutramine on driving and working with machines

Sibutramine can cause vision or balance problems, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.


 Drug interactions with sibutramine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Sibutramine can cause serious drug interactions with MAO inhibitors, which can even lead to death. Do not use phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine. Most MAO inhibitors should not be used until 2 weeks before and after starting sibutramine.


Special warnings and precautions while taking sibutramine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have high blood pressure.
  • If you are anorexic.
  • If you have a history of cardiovascular problems.
  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you are under 16 or over 65 years old.
  • If you have a history of seizures or epilepsy.
  • If you have a blood problem.
  • If you have glaucoma eye disease.
  • If you have a history of heart attack or stroke.
  • If you are taking other diet pills.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.


Side effects of sibutramine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Dry mouth

stomach discomfort

Change in appetite


stomach ache

Headache, back pain, joint pain

Feeling nervous, dizzy or depressed

Symptoms of flu, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough


Redness of the skin


Mild itchy skin

Important Note: If you have such serious side effects, see your doctor:

Fast heartbeat or rapid heartbeat

Shortness of breath

Hot flashes



Severe reflexes




Loss of balance

Muscle stiffness

High fever



Bruising or light bleeding (nosebleed)

High blood pressure

Chest pain

Sudden insomnia or weakness (especially on one side of the body)

Vision, speech or balance problems

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to sibutramine use.


Overuse of sibutramine (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as headache, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.


Storage conditions of sibutramine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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