In an effort to get rid of excess weight, we resort to a variety of means: to food additives, teas and even to medicines. Today, in order to lose weight, the drug Meridia is increasingly being used. We suggest that you learn the principle of its operation and assess its degree of safety.
Meridia is used to treat obesity. This popular drug is made on the basis of Sibutramine, a potent drug that increases the sense of satiety and suppresses appetite. Unfortunately, not every person can safely use this drug. British doctors are inclined to believe that it causes significant damage to health. In particular, Meridia cannot be used by people who have ever had heart problems.
The drug is recommended to use for alimentary obesity with a mass index of 27-30 (or more). Obesity can be complicated by other risk factors, such as diabetes, lipid (fatty) metabolism, etc.
Few people know that contraindications to the use of Meridia are much greater than the indications. The drug cannot be used for individual sensitivity to Sibutramine. It is contraindicated in the presence of organic causes of obesity (and indeed, they are often the cause of excess weight).
It is absolutely unacceptable to use tablets with:
- mental disorders,
- congenital heart diseases, as well as with diseases of the arteries, tachycardia, and arrhythmia,
- cerebrovascular diseases (this is a stroke, cerebrovascular accident, etc.),
- increased thyroid function,
- severe violations of kidney and liver function,
- benign hyperplasia,
- drug and alcohol addiction,
- during pregnancy and lactation,
- in young and old age.
Meridia, judging by the opinions of people who used it, causes insomnia and increased blood pressure, and provokes a constant dryness in the mouth. Very often, after the completion of taking the drug, the opposite effect is observed – there is an irrepressible appetite.
Doctors warn about other side effects, such as:
- redness of the skin and a feeling of constant heat,
- exacerbation of hemorrhoids,
- headache and dizziness,
- unreasonable concern,
- changing the taste sensations,
- increased sweating,
- hemorrhages in the skin,
- acute psychosis.
It is worth remembering that drugs for weight loss are pretty dangerous and uncontrolled taking is forbidden. Doctors, assigning the patient this remedy, insist on the need for constant monitoring of blood pressure and other indicators. Do not pursue the beauty of the body, while sacrificing your health – if you have indications for taking this drug, treat only under the supervision of specialists and do not ignore their recommendations.
Always follow clear instructions when taking this medication to avoid negative consequences. When taken for the intended purpose and in accordance with the requirements, it has an excellent positive effect: many patients have already assessed all the benefits of this drug and have come close to the figure of their dreams.