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Meridia (sibutramine) causes an average weight loss of 4.8 lbs greater than Xenical (orlistat)
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Meridia (sibutramine) causes an average of 4.8 pounds greater weight loss than Xenical (orlistat) according to a comparison of eight studies involving a total of 885 patients that compared the two drugs. The studies lasted from 3 to 12 months. REFERENCE
Neovius M, Johansson K, Rossner S. Head-to-head studies evaluating efficacy of pharmaco-therapy for obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Rev. 2008 Jan 14.
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Karolinska University Hospital (Norrbacka)
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