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Meridia, a drug used to help combat obesity, was pulled from the market after studies showed it may contribute to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, as well as other adverse side effects. People who have a history of heart disease and high blood pressure are the most at risk.

Reported side affects include:

  • Back pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Heart attack
  • Indigestion
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of strength
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stomach pain
  • Stroke

In a separate warning, the FDA advised consumers against using a product sold over the Internet called Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules. The agency said it found the product contains “excessive amounts” of sibutramine, which is the active ingredient in Meridia. FDA said siburtramine is not listed on Slimming Beauty’s label.

If you or a loved one has suffered from adverse side effects, contact a Cellino & Barnes Meridia attorney today. Simply call us at 1-(800) 888-8888, click to chat online, or send us an email.

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