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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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Sibutramine (Definition)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What's the difference between the diet drugs meridia and phentermine?

What's the difference between the diet drugs meridia and phentermine?

Different drugs: Meridia is a wt loss medication that was taken off the market in 10/2010 due to cardiovascular risk. Phentermine is another weight loss medication that is still being used and is approved for short term weight loss therapy. Meridia inhibits noreprnephrine/epinephrine and Dopamine reuptake, Phentermine works on the sympathetic system and cause you to eat less. ...Read more

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Is meridia a good drug for anxiety and weight loss I am 26 and 458 pounds and suffer from panic attacks an this is what's asking about being prescribed but is it safe

Is meridia a good drug for anxiety and weight loss I am 26 and 458 pounds and suffer from panic attacks an this is what's asking about being prescribed but is it safe

No,: No, it is not. Meridia (also known as sibutramine) is an appetite suppressant, a drug that was intended to help reduce weight in conjunction with calorie restricted diet and exercise. It was withdrawn from the market in the us and in many other countries because of the serious adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. The following quotation is from an article on sibutramine posted on the us national library of medicine website (link below): "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 to another treatment for weight loss or maintenance of weight loss.". ...Read more

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Can you mix meridia and phendimetrazine?

Can you mix meridia and phendimetrazine?

No: As this would be duplicate treatment, the two are contraindicated. ...Read more

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Why did they pull meridia? Do I need to worry?

Why did they pull meridia? Do I need to worry?

Probably no: Meridia could cause pulmonary hypertension, heart attack, heart valve damage or cardiac valve dysfunction and death. There were over 8 millions people took this drug and chance is very small, if you feel fine as before, mostly likely you are ok. Otherwise you already has symptoms. ...Read more

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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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What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

FDA approved Belviq (lorcaserin): The first new drug in years was just approved by the us fda. Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) is for weight management in obese patients and in overweight who have a weight-related problem. It reportedly is seen as an aid in addition to exercise and low-calorie diet. Here is the 6-27-12 press release; we will know more later. Http://www. Fda. Gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm309993.htm. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Meridia (Definition)

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