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1.       Meridia has been targeted as the cause of more than 29 deaths in the U.S and has been withdrawn in October 2010. There were people who were 50 or below, including 3 women under 30, died because of it. Meridia influences the chemicals, inside the brain and affects the weight maintenance. It is used simultaneously with the combination of exercise and diet treating obesity, which is a great invitation for high cholesterol and diabetes. The people who have consumed meridian and suffered from its adverse effects are entitled to file a lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories.


•    Meridia has been associated with the following symptoms such as:-
•    Increased blood pressure
•    Heart disease
•    Rapid heart rate
•    Stroke
•    Seizure Mental impairments

What is Meridia?
Meridia affects chemicals in the body that are related to weight maintenance.Meridia is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity. Meridia may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Meridia is not for everyone, including people who are allergic to any of the ingredients of Meridia, those with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or who are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors. At least 2 weeks should elapse between discontinuation of a MAOI and initiation of treatment with Meridia. Similarly, at least 2 weeks should elapse between discontinuation of Meridia and initiation of treatment with a MAOI. Never take more of this medication than is prescribed for you. Too much sibutramine could be dangerous. Meridia has been reported to cause increased blood pressure in some patients. It is important to have your blood pressure and pulse monitored regularly while taking Meridia.

Meridia Side Effects: Though Meridia may be safer than other anti- obesity drugs, it still warrants caution.  The most troubling side effects include increase in
blood pressure, heart rate, and abnormal heart. However, most of these side effects were observed in participants who took large doses of the drug.  Blood pressure elevations were controlled in these trials with dose adjustments. Those who do have high blood pressure to begin with are urged to weigh the benefits and risks of taking this drug.

How is Meridia Different from the Recalled Drugs?
Although Meridia and fenfluramine have similar mechanisms of action, fenfluramine boosts the levels of serotonin into the blood stream.  This increase in the levels of serotonin is believed to have caused the heart valve damage seen in some patients.  Essentially the difference between the two drugs is that Meridia is more localized, whereas fenfluramine has a systemic effect. For Expert consultation on Meridia Law you can, take advice from  Meridia Lawyer or Meridia Attorney in your area.

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