Sibutramine is a diet pill, known as an oral anorexant, that is no
longer sold in the United States. It was voluntarily
pulled by the manufacturer from US shelves in October of
2010. When it was sold it was known as Reductil, Meridia
Sibutramine is used to trick a person's brain into not
feeling hunger, and along with diet change and exercise
it can help a person lose weight. It does this by
inhibiting norepinephrine, seratonin and dopamine in the
brain. This helps to treat obesity.
Sibutramine is taken in pill form, generally early in
the morning as it can lead to insomnia if taken at night.
There are several drugs, including monoamine oxidase
inhibitors that have negative interactions with
Sibutramine, so it is important to follow the
recommended dosing, and inform the doctor of all other
medications before taking Sibutramine.