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- Buy Meridia Online
Meridia® is a registered brand name of Abbott Laboratories.
Meridia and Reductil were developed by Abbott. Both are the
same drug: Sibutramine.
Meridia® is registered name in the USA and Reductil®
is registered name in Europe. Since the FDA has classified
Sibutramine in a Schedule IV controlled substance in the United
States, you can not buy Meridia pills in the US. In other
hand, you can still buy Reductil in other countries as prescription
The active ingredient in both Meridia and Reductil is Sibutramine
(it is a generic name of both medications). So whether you
buy Meridia or Reductil, you get exactly the same ingredient
- Sibutramine. Although these medicines are same, sometimes
the Reductil was cheaper than Meridia.
Meridia is a weight-loss aid recommended for overweight people
with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or
for overweight people with a BMI of 27 or higher if they have
additional risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes,
or high cholesterol. Your doctor can determine your BMI and
will decide if you meet these criteria.
Meridia is used together with a reduced-calorie diet to help
you lose weight and to help keep the lost weight from returning.
Sibutramine is thought to work by increasing the activity
of certain chemicals, called Norepinephrine and Serotonin,
in the brain. This medicine is approved for use only in people
who are very overweight.