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Pharmacy and Medications

Meridia (Sibutramine) Withdrawn from Market Due to Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events

ATTENTION:  The drug Meridia (generic name: sibutramine) was removed from the US market on October 8, 2010 due to safety concerns.

RECOMMENDATION: If you are taking MERIDIA (sibutramine), you should talk to your health care provider about alternative weight loss and weight loss maintenance programs.

For additional information about this withdrawal, please follow the link below:

FDA Safety Alert: Meridia (sibutramine): Market Withdrawal Due to Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events

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Last Reviewed: Feb 04, 2011

David Baker, PharmD, DABAT
Formerly, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University