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Sibutramine (Meridia)

Also known as Meridia

Sibutramine (usually in the form of the hydrochloride monohydrate salt) is an oral anorexiant. Until 2010 it was marketed and prescribed as an adjunct in the treatment of exogenous obesity along with diet and exercise. It has been associated with increased cardiovascular events and strokes and has been withdrawn from the market in countries and regions including Australia, Canada, China, the European Union (EU), Hong Kong, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed sibutramine to treat obesity, weight gain, skin on leg or foot looks infected, and rabies.

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