What to avoid while using Meridia? from Jennifer Lorax's blog

Meridia may impairyour ability to think or react. Be cautious if you are driving or doing anything else that requires you to be alert. Without consulting your doctor, do not use anyother prescription or over-the-counter weight-loss products.

 Do not take cough, cold, or allergy medications while taking Meridia.

 Do not drink alcoholwhile taking Meridia.

Meridia side effects

Some common side effects of Meridiamay include:


constipation, stomach pain

runny or stuffy nose, flu symptoms, sore throat, cough

trouble sleeping (insomnia)

dry mouth, upset stomach

changes in appetite

headache, back pain, joint pain

feeling nervous, dizzy, or depressed

redness, warmth, or shivering under your skin

mild skin rash



Stop taking Meridia and call your doctor at once if you have a severe side effectsuch as:


● fast, pounding, orirregular heartbeats

● high fever, sweating, confusion, rigid muscles, feeling like you might pass out

problems with vision, speech, or balance, sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body)

● new or worsening shortness of breath

● hallucinations, fever, tremor, agitation, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, dilated pupils;

● shoulder or arm pain, chest pain or heavy feeling, general ill feeling

● easy bruising or bleeding( bleeding gums, nosebleeds, or any bleeding that will not stop)

● severe high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, seizure)

What drugs can interact with Meridia?

Some of the following medications can interact with Meridiaand can deteriorate your health even more:

  • Lithium

  • Tryptophan 

  • Ketoconazole

  • Antibiotics 

  • Antidepressants 

  • Ergot medicine

  • Medicines to treat migraine headache 

  • Narcotic pain medication 

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