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Re: Meridia (sibutramine) and anti-depressant ? Toby?

Posted by Elizabeth on December 13, 1998, at 20:19:56

In reply to Meridia (sibutramine) and anti-depressant ? Toby? , posted by janey on November 12, 1998, at 16:18:04

Probably not wise to combine Meridia and Effexor, as they work by similar mechanisms (inhibition of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake) and have similar potential side effects (notably, hypertension). You might be able to _substitute_ Meridia for the Effexor, though.

I haven't heard much about trazodone causing weight problems although I don't know of a lot of people who take high doses (most just use 50-100 for sleep).

Most OTC diet pills that I am aware of contain phenylpropanolamine, which is also a decongestant and a mild stimulant. It can have adverse cardiovascular effects (including, guess what, hypertension) and I would be cautious about using it with the Effexor (or with Meridia).

If you haven't used Wellbutrin, that might be worth a try also. For many it seems to reduce appetite (including for carbs).




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