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Meridia (sibutramine) ingestion resulted in no serious effects or deaths in California in 10 years
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:57 am Email this article
Among 62 cases of Meridia (sibutramine) overdose reported to the California Poison Control System database between January 1998 and August 1, 2008, there were "no serious effects or deaths on our retrospective case series" notes a new report.
"Mild to moderate effects that were rarely reported included tachycardia [a racing heart], chest pain, agitation, irritation, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, and vomiting."
"The doses ranged from 2.5 to 75 mg."
(The recommended dose is 10-15 mg.) REFERENCE
Minns A, Ebrahimi S, Te L, Ly B, Clark R, Cantrell F. A retrospective review of california poison control system data of sibutramine exposures. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2009 Sep, 47(8):814-17.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
A. B. Minns
Department of Emergency Medicine
Division of Medical Toxicology
University of California
San Diego, California 92103-8925, USA
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