Meridia diet pill (aka Reductil; main ingredient Sibutramine), is a diet product that is available by prescription only and should only be used by those who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater.
How Meridia works
Meridia has a very serious mechanism of action; it directly influences working of your brain in order to achieve feeling of fullness.
To be more precise, Meridia inhibits the re-uptake of neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine in your brain. As a result, feeling of fullness is achieved.
Meridia side effects
Because Meridia is such a serious drug, it does come with a list of side effects. These include constipation, dry mouth, headache, abnormal sweating, nervousness, inability to sleep, and vomiting.
While these are some of the less-severe side effects, Meridia also comes with some more serious side effects such as blackouts, incoordination, high fevers, enlarged pupils, and feeling confused or anxious. These symptoms are not to be taken lightly, and if you experience them while taking Meridia you should contact your doctor immediately.
In addition to the serious side effects, there are also several serious conditions that Meridia can cause such as bleeding disorders, changes in blood pressure and heart rate, vision problems, gall bladder problems, heart problems, and kidney or liver disorders.
Final word on Meridia
Meridia is not recommended to be taken by anyone for any reason. Even if Meridia works, which has not been proven, there are simply too many health risks associated with taking the drug, and there are much safer alternatives available.
Proactol Plus is great alternative diet pill. Unlike Meridia, Proactol doesn’t influence working of your nervous system or your brain at all; Proactol works by binding to the fat you eat, making it too large to be absorbed by your body and therefore removing it from your body via bowel movements.