What is Meridia?
Meridia is a prescription diet pill that is designed to enable people who are obese shed pounds when used with regular workouts and a calorie controlled diet. Provided in a the form of a capsule, Meridia causes users to feel full by modifying the part of the brain which deals with the appetite. This should help users to consume less food and reduce their bodyweight as a result.
Meridia includes an ingredient called Sibutramine which suppresses the users appetite ,however it also increases the heart rate. Sibutramine has been the subject of major controversy because it produces adverse side effects and in some cases, death.
Possible Side Effects of Meridia
• Allergic reaction which may lead to respiratory problems, hives, enlargement of lips and tongue and throat closing over.
• Heart rate increase
• Difficulty breathing deeply
• Bleeding, from gums, under the skin, in urine or from the anus .
• Heart problems.
• Psychological damage including suicidal tendencies, psychosis, depression and mania
• Potential risk of developing Anorexia
• Bleeding on the brain
• Abnormal amount of sweating
In some cases, users could develop Serotonin Syndrome which is sometimes fatal. Symptoms of this condition may include:
• Loss of consciousness
• Pronounced irritation
• Feelings of nausea and loose bowel movements
Taking into account the range of possible side effects, Research and careful consideration is advised for people considering using Meridian. Due to the risk of these side effects, and the knowledge that the risks of Meridian far outweigh the the drug’s good points, Meridian was recently under FDA weight loss review, and there could be a possibility that it might become unapproved.
Side effects range from mild to very serious, with the potentially fatal Serotonin Syndrome being one of the most serious along with the risk of heart attacks and developing mental complications such as suicidal tendencies.
Also particularly concerning is the possible development of anorexia in Meridian users. It should be considered ridiculous that morbidly obese men and women that obviously have problems with overeating and food, can be given a drug that may create another eating disorder, Anorexia.
For the average person, This treatment must not be considered as a sensible choice for losing weight. As a substitute, a change in lifestyle such as healthy eating and regular workouts will be beneficial.
This drug must only be considered for dangerously overweight men and women, because this is the category of people the treatment is recommended for. It must also only be administered with careful monitoring so that side effects are immediately identified and can be dealt with immediately.