What You Should Know
Ciplatrim is sibutramine, offered in the United States as Meridia. Due to negative side effects, including heart related issues like heart attack and stroke, the manufacturer of Meridia chose to take the medication off the market. Despite being pulled from the United States market, sibutramine is still sold in other countries under the brand name Ciplatrim. According to the the official website for Ciplatrim, Cipla Medpro, the medication is offered in 10mg and 15mg doses. There is no mention of the potential side effects associated with taking sibutramine or Ciplatrim.
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In the United States, Ciplatrim (Meridia) was marketed with a series of television commercials showing overweight women who finally took control of their eating habits. The commercial showed women leaving just a bit of food on the plate because the medication helped them feel better about losing weight. The drug was never marketed as a miracle drug because diet and exercise was needed to lose weight on the plan.
Ciplatrim is associated with heart attack and stroke, but moreover, the dieter must continue taking the drug indefinitely even when they have reached their goal weight. According to the drug description, dieters may stop losing weight within 6 months of starting the drug therapy and if that happens, they must continue taking the drug. If they stop taking the drug, weight will return. This is not a long-term solution, especially if the medication increases health risks that could lead to death.
Cipla Medpro is a company based in South Africa. There is no mention of export agreements between the company and other countries, so we assume Ciplatrim is only available in South Africa. The medication is available by prescription only. There is no pricing information for the drug as South Africa has universal health care, which means the drug price is zero for anyone prescribed the medication in the country.
- May help the dieter lose weight taking the prescription medication.
- Costs nothing to for people in South Africa.
- Sibutramine is linked to heart attacks and stroke.
- The dieter must take the medication indefinitely to maintain weight loss.
- Ciplatrim is not available in the United States.
- Sibutramine is not available in the United States.
No matter the name you use for sibutramine, Meridia or Ciplatrim, the prescription medication is linked to heart attack and stroke. The drug was pulled in the United States where it is not longer legally sold. Dieters must take sibutramine for life in order to maintain weight loss. If the drug is linked to health risks, there is no reason to start taking the medication