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Meridia, How far are you willing to go to lose weight?

meridia-pilules-minceur-danger-sibutramineMERIDIA is an anti-obesity MEDICATION, not a dietary supplement!

If you suffer from obesity, it’s highly likely that you’ve tried everything to get rid of this excess weight, which is both physically and psychologically disabling.

Fortunately, a number of drugs are already on the market, and more are appearing every day to help morbidly obese people shed their extra kilos in an effective and healthy way.

Meridia capsules belong to this category of drugs based on sibutramine hydrochloride.

What about these slimming pills?

Are they really effective and risk-free? Our survey will tell you more…

Presentation and promises of Meridia

Meridia is a drug generally used to combat nutritional obesity, and sometimes type 2 diabetes.

These sibutramine-based diet pills have an appetite-suppressant effect, increasing the feeling of satiety and enabling a reduction in overall calorie intake.

Sibutramine tablets are generally available in several dosages.

Meridia should be taken at a dose of 1 x 5 mg capsule per day.

If the body’s response is not up to expectations, and the effects in terms of weight loss do not correspond to those expected, then taking capsules at a higher dose, 10mg or even 15mg, may be considered.

The Meridia manufacturer

Meridia capsules come from Abbott Pharmaceutical Laboratories, headquartered in the USA.

Meridia first appeared on the market in 1997.

Abbott Laboratories have been active in the pharmaceutical industry since the 1900s.

We are therefore dealing with one of the world’s largest groups in this sector, and it’s clear that this manufacturer’s reliability and seriousness are not to be doubted.

Sibutramine, Meridia’s main ingredient

Meridia capsules contain three different dosages of sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate: 5mg, 10mg and 15mg.

Sibutramine is a white to cream-colored, crystalline, water-soluble powder.

Sibutramine acts by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin, dopamine and noradrenalin.

This action increases the sensation of satiety, leading to a natural reduction in food intake.

Sibutramine is therefore a very powerful appetite suppressant, acting at the cerebral level, and more specifically on the neurotransmitters responsible for the sensation of satiety.

Sibutramine is also said to increase thermogenesis and limit the slowing of the basal metabolic rate.

The latter action is generally observed as part of a low-calorie diet.

In addition to reducing hunger, this substance also burns more fat.

It can reduce the weight of obese people by almost 5%.

Its action is said not to influence blood sugar or cholesterol levels.

Since its launch in the USA in 1997, sibutramine has been registered in over 80 countries and prescribed to more than 16 million people.

Scientific studies on Meridia

Sibutramine has been the subject of several large-scale scientific studies.

The famous SCOUT trial (Sibutramine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial) is a clinical study carried out on over 9,000 people at risk of cardiovascular disease, with the aim of measuring the benefit/risk ratio of taking sibutramine.

The study was conducted in 300 centers in 16 different, predominantly European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Mexico, Brazil and Australia).

(Source: Oxford University Press. The European Society of Cardiology. W. Philip T. James. doi : 10.1093/eurheartj/sui086 L44-L48. Published : 3 November 2005).

The study involved treating patients as part of a new lifestyle by giving the first group of volunteers a daily dose of sibutramine and comparing them with a placebo control group.

These volunteers were followed clinically for a period of 6 years.

The results of this study showed that people who received sibutramine had a 16% increased risk of serious cardiac events compared with the placebo group.

These cardiac events included heart attack, stroke and, at the extreme, death.

On the other hand, sibutramine’s effect on weight loss has been demonstrated in several studies.

Overall, sibutramine has been shown to increase weight maintenance by 3 to 4 times.

Meridia side effects and contraindications

The side effects of Meridia slimming capsules are potentially serious.

As mentioned in the previous paragraph, sibutramine increases the risk of serious heart disease and stroke by 16%, up to and including death.

In the best-case scenario, taking sibutramine will result in very unpleasant side effects: insomnia, constipation, dry mouth, excessive sweating, tachycardia, palpitations and high blood pressure.

Cases of death linked to sibutramine use have been recorded in the United States.

Following these tragedies, the marketing authorization for sibutramine-based dietary supplements, slimming capsules and other products was withdrawn in 2007, and the marketing of these products was formally banned by the relevant health authorities.

The web magazine Medscape France has relayed the views of the American and European health authorities, publishing an article on the Scout effect and the AFSSAPS recommendations.

(Source : Medscap. “Scout: sibutramine should no longer be prescribed”. Vincent Baroin. January 22, 2010.).

Testimonials from Meridia users

Sibutramine-based products are still on sale on the Internet and in unscrupulous parapharmacies.

Many people therefore continue to use sibutramine for weight loss, despite the clearly established dangers.

People who use this product confirm its appetite suppressant and appetite suppressant effects, and consider it a highly effective weight-loss supplement.

People who choose to use Meridia despite the dangers and despite the decision to withdraw sibutramine-based products from the market, are exposing themselves to very considerable risks which could seriously damage their health.

Our opinion on Meridia

Our investigation proves that Meridia, the sibutramine-based weight-loss supplement, represents a real and significant health hazard, despite its effectiveness in weight loss.

We strongly advise against choosing Meridia pills, or any other sibutramine-based product, for weight loss.

There are plenty of natural, body-safe supplements that can effectively help you get rid of your excess weight, without putting your health – or even your life – at risk!

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(4 Comments)

  • valentine

    We know that sibutramine is withdrawn from sale, but we can find it on online pharmacies. I, for example, have also taken sibutramine 15 mg, always ordered from www pharmacy weightloss net without suffering any side effects. It’s a miracle slimming product that helped me lose weight in a very short space of time (13.2 kilos for 3 months and one week). What’s very important is that I haven’t regained any weight up to this point. I’m very satisfied with the results. Thank you so much!

    • Hélène Marfak

      Hi Valentine,
      Sibutramine has been withdrawn from sale for sound reasons; this decision came from the health authorities. It is indeed a powerful appetite suppressant, but its side effects are potentially serious.

      It’s possible that, for the time being, you’re only getting the good side of sibutramine – “we hope it lasts for you”. However, we strongly advise you to stop taking it and consult your doctor.

      Pharmacies and parapharmacies should not normally sell sibutramine for weight loss, and should even remind users that it is now a drug that has had its day and has finally been withdrawn from the market.

      Have a nice day!

  • Elisa

    In 4 years I gained about 10 kg a year. I thought I’d never lose the weight that haunted me. When I got back from my trip, I looked at my photos and felt discouraged.

    Until a colleague at work told me about Sibutramine15 and I ordered the treatment immediately. They suggested the www pharmacy weightloss net site to take it, which is of good quality and ships within 5 days to France. In the first week I’d lost 2 kilos. I also do a bit of sport to increase its effectiveness? I recommend Sibutramine to anyone who wants to lose weight.

    • Cédric Pastori

      Elisa, hello.

      Thank you for visiting our website and for your contribution.

      It seems that your BMI is part of a very apparent obesity pattern that certainly requires medical supervision. Here’s our advice to you regarding your use of sibutramine:
      – Don’t self-medicate – it’s very dangerous;
      – Even if you notice weight loss, don’t celebrate too quickly! Sibutramine has been on the market since 1997, but was officially withdrawn in 2010. Can you imagine a banned drug still being sold over the counter? In any case, we do not support this action.

      Kind regards,

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