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Reductil Review - Does This Diet Drug Work?

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By Summer Banks Mar 16, 2017

I need to make a confession: I was obsessed with researching Reductil. We spent hours looking into the ingredients, side effects, customer service, and science behind it. We also looked at hundreds of comments and reviews. Then, we condensed everything here so you could get the bottom line.

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What is Reductil?

First things first – Reductil is marketed to men and women who are obese, and only available online with a prescription. The drug is available in three strengths 5, 10, and 15 milligrams. It is also known as Meridia, and was pulled from the US market in 2010 as a result of side effects.

Abbott Laboratories makes the drug, and it was first approved by the FDA in November 1997. While it was marketed to the obese and only meant to be taken for a year, and designed to trick the brain into thinking the stomach is full, the side effects were dangerous enough for the FDA to step in.

Prescription Only – “Can’t Buy Over the Counter”

Our first issue is that Reductil was only available with a prescription from a doctor. “While this is a good thing in a way, since it is targeted at people who are obese, it means there are people out there who could benefit from it, without being able to get to it,” said our Research Editor.

”I’m obese and can’t get this medication,” said one dieter.

”My doctor wouldn’t write me a prescription,” claimed another.

Not everyone feels this way, though.

“My doctor gave me a prescription and it really helped,” one review said.

“I started on a low dose and was able to go up to the next stage before I got results,” another said.

Reductil and Major Side Effects – “Serious Safety Issues”

The FDA cautioned against continued use of this drug because of the unnecessary risk to patient’s cardiac health. Their study showed at 16% increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, compared to patients who were on a placebo. The FDA asked the manufacturer to pull the drug from the market, which they did. Though the drug did work to help patients lose weight, the benefit didn’t outweigh the risks.

Over the years, we’ve found it takes a small thing, like risks to your health, to send customers looking for something else that will work better. If Reductil causes more harm than good, it’s only right for the FDA to have pulled it.

The Science – “Real Clinical Proof?”

Clinical studies showed this medication to be effective at helping people lose weight. The only problem is use, especially continued use, increased the risk of harmful cardiovascular events to the point where they negated the weight-loss benefit. At DietSpotlight, we want to see science before we can recommend any product. And even if the it is there, we want to know it can be used safely.

The Bottom Line – Does Reductil Work?

Should I race out for a bottle of Reductil? The facts on this one are simple. It was clinically proven to work and helped some people lose weight, but the risks were outweighed by health risks so it’s no longer available.

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Plus, right now, dieters can get in on a Special Trial Offer, available directly from the manufacturer. We always like to see this – it’s quite a vote of confidence.

Previous Reductil Review (Updated September 20, 2013):

What You Should Know

Reductil is a European diet drug that aims to assist women and men with weight loss. This dietary supplement is known as Meridia in the US market. Unlike many other weight reduction products, Reductil is encouraged for those who are considered obese. This supplement aims to suppress the user's appetite by sending a signal to the user's brain. Similar to many weight loss products, Reductil is intended to be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet plan and regular exercise. This diet drug is directed to be taken once daily with or without food. There are three different strengths for Reductil capsules, which are 5, 10 and 15 milligrams. Reductil is only intended to be taken for a certain amount of time (1 year) and is only available with a doctor's prescription. Essentially this diet drug tricks the brain into thinking that the stomach is already full and satisfied. A minimum of four pounds should be lost during the first month. There are no free trial samples of Reductil available to the public. Those afflicted with high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, under 16 years of age, breast feeding or pregnant should not take Reductil. There doesn't appear to be an official website for Reductil, but it is offered through online pharmacies for those with a prescription. It sells for $86.

List of Ingredients

Not available on an official website.

Product Features

Reductil is a diet capsule that endeavors to help men and women lose weight. In America, this diet drug is called Meridia. Reductil is claimed to aid with weight reduction by sending a signal to the user's brain that tells it the stomach is already full. In other words, Reductil suppresses appetite, assisting the dieter with consuming fewer calories. There is some clinical research posted online to support Reductil diet pills. Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be an official website where Reductil can be acquired. This weight loss drug is available with a doctor's prescription via pharmacies and online drugstores. Reductil is directed to be taken once daily.


  • Reductil is offered in a simple and convenient capsule form.
  • This diet drug is only directed to be taken once each day.
  • Reductil is claimed to suppress the user's appetite.


  • There are some restrictions with taking Reductil, such as the user must meet a certain level of clinical obesity.
  • Reductil is not available through an official website, but rather requires a doctor's prescription.
  • There are no 100% money-back/satisfaction guarantees with Reductil diet pills.
  • Some individuals may be allergic to Reductil weight loss supplements.
  • There are warnings that come with Reductil concerning those with high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, under 16 years old, breast feeding or currently pregnant.
  • No free trial samples of Reductil are available online.
  • Reductil is not suited for individuals under the age of 16.
  • Using Reductil may cause pulmonary hypertension (PPH) in some users.


When all is said and done, Reductil is a diet drug that comes with a few more warnings and precautions than many other weight loss supplements currently available. Considering this product does not come with a guarantee, may cause PPH, cannot be taken by individuals under the age of 16, is only available with a prescription and is only suitable for those of a certain obesity level, it is clear that this is a potent drug. Clearly it's wise to talk to your physician before considering a diet drug like Reductil.
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Summer Banks, a content strategist at Leptigen, has researched over 5000 products in the past 10 years. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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What eles do i need to do when takeing reductil ?

Cameron (Editor)

Reductil is intended to be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet plan and regular exercise. This diet drug is directed to be taken once daily with or without food.

trevor holmes

is reductil back on the market ? it was taken off about 7 years ago ? ta


Hi there, can u please advice me where i could order from, online , reductil slimming pills, please? i used to order from tan labs, they stopped to deal with it and I have ordered after all from another site but it wasnt the same at all regarding the pills both as the look alike and effect. Thank you for your help forward. Eva


I tried this stuff and it made me hungrier. I took it for 2 weeks and had huge headaches. Not worth it.


yes…my appetite is also getting huger once i started on it…a bit confused actually..


I took reductil for a month.It works but my memory is affected.Is memory loss one of its effects?


I can’t remember

Jessica Lewis

I began taking reductil on 18 Feb 2007 and stopped taking it on 15 May 2007 and with actively running and reduction of fried foods I lost 18 lbs. I wish I could get a prescription right now.


what is the basic side effect and what is the actual price of each capsule?

tracey halliday

when i visited my doctors they told me that reductil had been taken off the market as it has been associated with heart disease mainly in older people, and that doctors are not allowed to prescribe it and pharmacies are not allowed to dispense it. but i would like to know why it is still available from doctors for example in sctoland?


Is there a 40 mg reductil?


No. It only comes in 5, 10 and 15 mg.

Laetitia Moolman

Will Reductil have an affect on severe depression?


Hi I like to find out if Reductil has been recalled do to risk of Heart Attacs?heartproblems

christine smith

any evidence of extreme weight gain folowing a 3 month course of reductil?

christine smith

I beleive that after taking reductil for 6 months I inexplicably gained 15 kilos in the subsequent 3 months – is there any other evidence of this??


I used Reductil and had a huge weight loss, no side effects. Only took it everyday for the first two weeks then only every other day. Was so bummed that they took it off the market- considering so many other products (coffee, alcohol, sugar even cellphones, etc) are suppose to be bad for your health.