Sibutramine side effects

Like all prescription anti-obesity drugs, Sibutramine may cause side effects. Information about all unwanted adverse events Sibutramine may cause is published in the description for this drug.

Among the most frequent side effects of Sibutramine are the following:

As a rule, these side effects are mild and do not require symptomatic treatment.

If Sibutramine side effects are more pronounced, please inform your doctor. If the doctor decides that the side effects pose a potential threat to the health of a patient he may recommend to:

  • Reduce daily dose of Sibutramine;
  • Discontinue drug therapy of obesity;
  • Replace Sibutramine with an alternative weight loss drug.
  • dry mouth,
  • nausea,
  • indigestion,
  • constipation,
  • dizziness,
  • pain in joints and muscles,
  • sleep disturbance.

The most dangerous side effects of Sibutramine are chest pain, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure. These side effects require immediate discontinuation of using these Sibutramine diet pills.

The less rare, but no less dangerous side effect of Sibutramine is the serotonin syndrome. The clinical symptoms of this side effect are the following; psychosis, anxiety, neuro-muscular disorders, autonomic instability.

The serotonin syndrome may occur when diet drug Sibutramine is taken in the conjunction with:

MAO inhibitors (Isocarboxazid, Phenelzine, Selegiline)
SSRIs (Citalopram, Fluoxetine, Paroxetine),
Triptans (Sumatriptan, Eletriptan)

If you have severe side effects after the administration of Sibutramine diet pills, discuss with your doctor the possibility of replacing Sibutramine by alternative weight loss drugs.

As an alternative to Sibutramine, your doctor may prescribe the prescription diet pills (Phentermine, Mazindol, Diethylpropion, Amfepramone) or over-the-counter weight loss products (Orlistat, Phen375).

One Comment

  1. Sarah August 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Loved it…too much. With my addictive personality it took about 2 weeks to see the potential for abuse so I stopped.

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