Meridia is a medical product which contains the active ingredient Sibutramine. This product regulates appetite and is used for the treatment of obesity.

The mechanism of the action of Meridia consists in the inhibition of serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline reuptake. In case of the increase of these neurotransmitters in the brain, there is an increased feeling of saturation and a human can control hunger.

Taking Meridia every day, a satiety feeling is increased, and the human consumes less food, so that a deficit of the daily calorie value happens. As a result of the reduction of the daily calorie value, the human can stably and quickly get rid of the excessive pounds.

The weight loss related to the use of this medicine happens in the setting of the growth of the sebum concentration of lipoproteins of the high density and a reduction of the amount of triglycerides, cholesterol, and urine acid.

There is data that the use of Meridia enhances thermogenesis, and this favors a faster burning of subcutis. However, the main effects is achieved due to the reduction of the consumed food.

How to take Meridia?

The advantage of Meridia is a prolonged action, and just one tablet can control hunger within entire day. The standard medical dose of Meridia is 10 mg. The tablet should be used in the morning, before breakfast, with a full glass of water.

If a patient has a low sensitivity to the action of Sibutramine and the patient lost less than 2 kg within the first month (if a low-carb diet was followed), the daily dose of Meridia can be increased up to 15 mg.

The tablets are taken for a long time within 6-12 months. A decision about stopping the treatment is made by a dietarian on the basis of the obtained results and a general health condition.

Special recommendations

Using Meridia lowers hunger and the process of the weight loss happens by means of the reduction of the consumed food. However, the quality of food also influences on the speed of the weight loss. It is necessary to use protein meals and food rich in cellulose. To maintain energy, slow (complex carbohydrates) can be used in a small amount. Moreover, to increase the therapeutic effect, besides the diet and Meridia, patients are recommended to increase a physical activity.

If a patient has high blood pressure or increased heart beats during the use of the medicine, it is necessary to lower the daily dose. If it did not help to restore the heart work, the treatment should be stopped.

If you missed the daily dose of Meridia, do not take 2 tablets at once the next day. The further treatment should be continued according to the prescribed scheme.

During the use of Meridia, it is necessary to regularly control the functions of the cardiovascular system, liver, kidneys, and gastro-intestinal tract.

Contraindications for the use

  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Anorexia
  • Severe mental disorders
  • Severe cardiovascular disease
  • Arterial hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Alcohol/medical/drug addiction

Probable side effects

According to the data of the medical studies, the side effects have appeared in 4-5% of patients during the use of Meridia. The following side effects appear often: headache, constipation, dry mouth, anorexia, insomnia, nausea, and high blood pressure.

The side effects can also happen in the central nervous system: anxiety, high agitation, muscle spasms, and sleep disorder. These side effects appear in rare cases during the emotional overfatigue, or initiating agents.