Consumer group seeks Sibutramine ban
A consumer group has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban the prescription diet drug sibutramine. Public Citizen says the drug, sold as Meridia, is associated with 29 deaths, including 19 from// cardiovascular causes such as heart attacks. But obesity experts say it's difficult to det...
Child and adolescent obesity: Family-based programs including behavior therapy can work
...t six months. This Cochrane Review also found that in adolescents the effect lasts for at least 12 months. Adding weight controlling drugs orlistat or sibutramine
to behaviour change programs for adolescents may provide additional benefits.
These findings mark a change in opinion. A systematic review performe...
Treadmill Desks: A Healthy Alternative on the Heels of FDA Warnings of 25 Weight Loss Products
...tially harmful ingredients contained in these products marketed as "herbal and/or natural" include phenytoin (which is an antiseizure drug), sibutramine
(a controlled substance), rimonabant (not approved in the US), and phenolphthalein (suspected carcinogen).
America's quest for effective weight lo...
FDA Warns About Weight Loss Products
...sis found that the undeclared ingredients in some of these products include sibutramine
(a controlled substance), rimonabant (a drug not approved for marketing in ...ay be taking and increase their risk of serious side effects. The safety of sibutramine
also hasn't been determined for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, o...
Genes influence effectiveness of weight-loss drug
...lose more weight when taking the weight loss drug sibutramine
and undergoing behavioral therapy compared to thos...3 ) on weight loss/body composition in response to sibutramine
"We found significantly lower val...ri and colleagues evaluated behavioral therapy and sibutramine
(10 or 15 mg daily) or placebo for 12 weeks in 181...
Genes affect weight loss drug effectiveness
...udy, Mayo researchers measured the impact of two different dosage levels of sibutramine
(10 or 15 mg daily) combined with behavioral therapy for 12 weeks in 181 ov...iously shown in trials with this approved medication, patients who received sibutramine
and behavioral therapy lost significantly more weight than those who receiv...
New Weight-Loss Drug Shows Promise in Early Study
... or obese people a placebo or a single dose of either 4 milligrams or 12 milligrams of taranabant, or 30 milligrams of another weight-loss drug called sibutramine
(Meridia). Then they tracked food intake over the next 24 hours.
Those who took the lower dose of taranabant reduced food intake 1 percent compared...
Long-term pharmacotherapy for obesity and overweight: updated meta-analysis
...dications, found that three drugs recommended for long-term use - orlistat, sibutramine
and rimonabant, reduced weight by less than 5kg (11 pounds). This equated t...Professor Raj Padwal and colleagues found orlistat reduced weight by 2.9kg, sibutramine
by 4.2kg and rimonabant by 4.7kg. They also found that patients taking the ...
Diet Drug Rimonabant Tied to Depression, Anxiety
...study in the Nov. 16 issue of the British Medical Journal , Padwal's team found that long-term users of weight-loss drugs such as orlistat (Xenical), sibutramine
(Meridia) and rimonabant experienced only modest weight loss -- less than 11 pounds, which was less than 5 percent of their total body weight.
FDA Warns Against Buying of Counterfeit Drug Through Internet
...manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. Not all people can use the drug though both help to lose weight. Both the drugs interaction profile is different. sibutramine
has to be administered once and the xenical thrice in a day.
It seemed that both the drugs are combined to form anew drug which is highly dang...