What is Meridia used for?
With Meridia’s properties in affecting the brain chemicals by stimulating the neurotransmitters, it is typically used for weight loss, alongside dieting and exercising, and is often prescribed to patients who suffer from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or obesity.
Meridia product description – Ingredients
Meridia is sold in tablet form, which comes in different strengths of 5mg – 15mg.
The main ingredient is siburamine hydrochloride monohydrate; which is the ingredient that gives the main function of the drug, and is what makes the different strengths in capsules.
Inactive ingredients in Meridia include magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, and hard-gelatin (made up of titanium dioxide, and gelatin).
5mg – 10mg contains FD&C Blue No.2
5mg – 15mg contains D&C Yellow No.10
In PH 5.2 of water, Meridia has a water solubility of 2.9mg/mL.
Meridia product description – warning
- You must always consult a healthcare professional before consuming, especially if you have experienced symptoms of seizures, depression, bleeding disorders, glaucoma, liver or kidney disease, underactive thyroid, high blood pressure, underactive thyroid, if you are younger than 16, older than 65, or if you have a history of gall stones.
- You must never take Meridia if you have used any MAO inhibitors in the last 14 days, such as Marplan, Furoxone, Nardil, Eldepryl, Emsam, Azilect, or Parnate. Taking along with Meridia can be dangerous, and even life threatening. It is best to always be assessed by a doctor for any other meds that you are taking.
- You should not take Meridia if you are allergic, or experience symptoms of uncontrolled or severe hypertension (Increase in blood pressure), coronary artery disease, heart disease, previously had a heart attack, stroke, or any eating disorders, liver or kidney disease, underactive thyroid, epilepsy or seizure disorders, any history of gall stones, or any type of depression.
- You must also seek medical advice from a healthcare professional if you are under the age of 16, or over the age of 65.
Follow instructions given by the doctor and on the Meridia product description, following dosage measures and not ever exceeding or going lower than the amount stated. (Your prescription label should provide instructions for use) However, typical dose levels is taking once daily.
If you are monitored by your doctor, then he/she will be able to amend the dose further along into the treatment, just so you can achieve the best desired results.
How much weight can I lose with Meridia?
It will be variable to the dose you are taking, and the amount of exercise and type of diet you use, but on average you can shed 4 pounds in the first 4 weeks, whilst eating a low calorie diet. If you have lost far less than 4 pounds, then you must consult your doctor; along with regularly getting your pulse and blood pressure assessed.
How long does the Meridia product description recommend to use?
How do I store Meridia?
Always keep the meds at room temperature, preventing exposure to light, heat and moisture. Under no circumstance give the drugs to anyone else, and always keep it hidden where others can’t find it.