Meridia as an alternative to Sibutril

Meridia appetite suppressant contains active substance Sibutramine (just like Sibutril), which provides weight loss, reduces appetite, accelerates satiety and increases energy expenditure by affecting the brain processes.

Meridia drug is recommended for people, who are diagnosed obesity (BMI over 30) and overweight (BMI 27-30) accompanied by risk factors.

Chemical compound and form

Meridia (Sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate) is produced in capsules of 5mg, 10mg, and 15mg.

In addition to the main ingredient, each capsule contains the following excipients:

  • lactose,
  • microcrystalline cellulose,
  • silicon dioxide,
  • magnesium stearate,
  • gelatin,
  • colorings,
  • other essential connecting elements.


After it gets in the stomach, Sibutramine is rapidly absorbed and distributed actively in the body tissues.

Then, the CNS stimulant Sibutramine is transformed in the liver, and later after multiple chemical reactions, it is excreted from the body mostly by kidneys.

Therapeutic effect of Sibutramine is reached by norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine reuptake inhibition.


Standard Meridia drug strengths of 5mg, 10mg or 15 mg allow the doctor to adjust the dose that can perform the assigned task most effectively.

The dose depends on individual patient’s characteristics, his starting weight, health state and metabolism.

According to statistics, the average weight loss per year is 10% of the starting weight.

Usually, the first prescribed dose is Meridia 10mg per day.

Later, depending on results, the dose can be upped or lowered.

In the lack of effect (or weight loss less than 2 kg per 4 weeks), drug discontinuation is required.

Contraindications for use

  • Liver or kidney disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Eye disease
  • Lung disease
  • Seizures
  • Cholecystitis
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Pregnancy and lactation

Possible side effects

Some side effects of Meridia weight loss pills are almost invisible and disappear on their own.

The body adapts to Sibutramine gradually and, therefore, the intensity of adverse reactions decreases.

Common side effects are:

  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Itching
  • Cough

Consultation and common recommendations

Before you take Meridia anti-obesity drug, you need to consult a doctor.

Proper and timely compliance with his recommendations will increase the effect of Meridia use and prevent unwanted consequences.

Prescribed diet and moderate physical activity allows to correct your weight the way you want.

Make sure you provide the doctor with a complete information on your health state.

Tell him about medications you are taking on your own or those prescribed by other doctors (including other slimming pills, vitamins and BAA).

When using Meridia drug, you need to weigh yourself, check the blood pressure and record the results regularly.

This allows making a comprehensive picture of weight loss dynamics and body reaction to Meridia psychostimulant.

Many studies have proved that only a complex approach allowed people to achieve a stable weight loss and maintain it for long.

There was established a direct link between extra weight and risk of different diseases and pathologies.

Use of Meridia weight loss pills can help you reach a normal weight level and improve your life quality for many years.

Moreover, the results of a proper use of Meridia drug are:

  • state and sleep improvement,
  • increase in physical, sexual and social activity,
  • energy boost.

The recommended duration of use is 12 weeks maximum.

People under 18 and over 65 years old must avoid using Meridia psychostimulant.