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What is the definition or description of: Meridia allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Meridia allergy?

Meridia allergy: Meridia ((sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate) is used in management of obesity. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. This medication was taken off the market due to ^'ed risk of heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Will sibutramine induces infertility of women? What r the major side effects of it?

Will sibutramine induces infertility of women? What r the major side effects of it?

Not available: Sibutramine was used as an adjunct to diet for weight loss in people with obesity. However it was associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack and was removed from the market in the United States, and most other industrialized countries. ...Read more

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I am currently taking metformin and spirolactone. Will I have a bad reaction if i sibutramine along with the medication I am taking? What will occur?

I am currently taking metformin and spirolactone. Will I have a bad reaction if i sibutramine along with the medication I am taking? What will occur?

???: Silbutramine was taken off the market in most of the civilized world several years ago because of cardiac concerns. Why are you still receiving it? ...Read more

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What is sibutramine's mechanism of action?

What is sibutramine's mechanism of action?

Sibutramine/Meridia: Abbot labs voluntarily pulled sibutramine from the us market in 2010 because clinical trials showed increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Many other countries followed suit. It inhibits central reuptake of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin -- serotonin mechanism may increase satiety; ne one may increase metabolic rate. Some generic forms may be available, but not by prescription. ...Read more

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Does sibutramine cause chest pain?

Does sibutramine cause chest pain?

Yes: The drug has been removed from the market about a year ago because of an increased incidence of heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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How to reduce insomnia while taking sibutramine?

How to reduce insomnia while taking sibutramine?

Sleep hygiene: I agree with dr ali. Here is info on sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on. ...Read more

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33 yo female I was taking vitaccino coffee (sibutramine) for a month and did not know that I was pregnant1-2 weeks How it will effect fetus?

33 yo female I was taking vitaccino coffee (sibutramine) for a month and did not know that I was pregnant1-2 weeks
How it will effect fetus?

Not going to: Sibutramine was called meridia for weight loss ;it is a serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor like effexor and cymbalta, catagory c in pregnancy which means it has affected lab.animals but none known in humans and many pregnant woman were on these without effects to fetus, but stop all meds now till you speak with your obgyn.,never smoke, take care of the baby ;eat /sleep well, don't worry. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sibutramine and sertraline at the same time?

Is it safe to take sibutramine and sertraline at the same time?

NO: I would not suggest taking sibtramine at all. The manufacturer stopped producing sibutramine because a clinical study showed that users of it had an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. It is no longer available in the us, and you should not be using it. Please with your doctor about this, and other options for weight control. ...Read more

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Can I safely use sibutramine to reduce weight?

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Can I safely use sibutramine to reduce weight?

Sibutramine: This is a chemical related to amphetamine. It has been withdrawn from the market due to cardiovascular events & strokes. ...Read more

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What are the chances sibutramine will help me lose weight? And will it have an effect on the medication I am already on?

See you MD: Patients taking sibutramine may achieve a 5-10% reduction from their baseline weight. Additionally, sibutramine-assisted weight loss has been accompanied by improvement in blood lipids (e.G, cholesterol)..The best appetite suppressant is eating correctly. If you're having trouble with your weight please see your physician for follow-up. ...Read more

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Can I take sibutramine if I am on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can I take sibutramine if I am on the Depo-Provera shot?

Not a good idea: I would not suggest taking sibtramine at all. The manufacturer stopped producing sibutramine because a clinical study showed that users of it had an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. It is no longer available in the us, and you should not be using it. Please with your doctor about this, and other options for weight control. ...Read more

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Can sibutramine affect erectile dysfunction?

Can sibutramine affect erectile dysfunction?

Affect?: Not sure what you mean by "affect". Yes there may be sporadic reports but I couldn't find any evidence that sibutramine causes erectile dysfunction, although its reason (indication) for use is obesity, which is linked to ED. In fact, I couldn't find any "effect" of sibutramine on ED, whether making it better or worse. Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/sibutramine-side-effects.html. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use isotretinoin (for acne) and sibutramine(weight reducing drug) together ?

Is it safe to use isotretinoin (for acne) and sibutramine(weight reducing drug) together ?

Sibutramine: Sibutramine is no longer available in the U.S. The manufacturer has decided to stop producing sibutramine based on information from a recent clinical study. In this study, people taking sibutramine had an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. If you are currently taking sibutramine, you should stop taking this medication and call your doctor to discuss switching. ...Read more

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Can sibutramine (appetite suppressant) and xenical (weight loss pill) safely be taken at the same time?

Can sibutramine (appetite suppressant) and xenical (weight loss pill) safely be taken at the same time?

No interactions: There are no significant interactions reported when combining Meridia and xenical. However each medication brings its own side effect profile along for the ride and there is not much evidence that the combining the two adds much in the way of efficacy. ...Read more

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Can I take sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate capsules, while breast-feeding?

Can I take sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate capsules, while breast-feeding?

Possibly hazerdous: This appetite suppressant/antidepressant has few studies of its effect on breast feeding.It has characteristics that make it similar to some that cross into bm easily & persist for lengthy periods. It is classified as L4 or potentially hazardous in the publication "medications and mothers milk"t.Hall, 14ed, 2010. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more

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How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

Lunch tables: Most schools provide a peanut free table for students with peanut allergy to sit at. They often have a friend that agrees not to bring peanut to school that is able to sit with them. ...Read more

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Can a parents' allergies to various foods be passed on to their children?

Can a parents' allergies to various foods be passed on to their children?

No: The condition of being allergic is certainly an inherited property. Often, that tendancy is greater in children whose biological mother has allergies. However, specific allergy is generally not thought to be inherited. That is, a parent can be allergic to food, and their children allergic to pollen or insect stings. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy properties, especially when used with an h1 blocker like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives. There was actually one study that showed benefit in nasal allergies, but i don't know anyone that prescribes it for that purpose. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy ?

What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy ?

Depends: There are a variety of sources depending on age and co-existing food allergies. Soy milk is a possible but 30% of cow milk allergic will be allergic to it. Goat milk or cheese, rice milk, etc. Older kids can simply be fed Tums wafers/tablets I a once or twice a day dosing based on size/need. These have enough calcium. The fluid/sugar & fat found in cow milk can be found in many sources. ...Read more

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Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy ?

Lots of Stiuff: Fortified soy milk for beginners. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. Fortified orange juice. Sardines. Enriched breads, grains, and waffles. ...Read more

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Sibutramine (Definition)

Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more


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Meridia (Definition)

Meridia is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more