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Generic: sibutramine
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It is used to promote and maintain weight loss in obese patients

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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need to have your blood pressure and heart rate checked.

This medicine is intended to be used in addition to a healthy diet and appropriate exercise. The best results are achieved this way. Do not increase or in any way change your dose without consulting your doctor or health care professional.

A weight loss of 4 pounds or more during your first month of treatment is a good indicator of success with this medicine. Most of the weight you will lose will be lost gradually during 6 to 12 months.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • difficulty breathing
  • fever
  • heart palpitations
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • muscle or joint pain
  • pain, burning or tingling in the hands or feet
  • seizures
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual swelling of the arms or legs
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • trouble sleeping

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from heat, light and moisture. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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