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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Meridia Oral.

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Condition: Overweight
7/15/2010 5:26:08 PM

Reviewer: Jewels, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started on this about a year ago and lost 25 lbs. Have felt great and was able to keep it off by just going on lower dose 15mg to 10mg. After the year, was taken off and already gained all the weight back within 3 months. Wish I could stay on this, felt perfect while I was on it!

Condition: Overweight
7/11/2010 7:41:50 PM

Reviewer: slimmingdown, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I Started Meridia 3 days ago and noticed that I feel full quickly and don't crave sweets. My medical insurance covers just about the entire cost I pay 10 dollar co-pay. so far no side effects. Hope it helps me.

Condition: Overweight
7/9/2010 2:32:02 AM

Reviewer: dlk32, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am 28 years old, 5'2, and weigh 235 lbs. I am anxious to begin this new medication, in 5 1/2 hours when I pick it up from the pharmacy. From reading the reviews, I am more hopeful that this will give me the boost I need to begin losing weight, also with diet modification and exercise. Thank you for the honest reviews...I shall return to post my thoughts.

Condition: Overweight
7/1/2010 11:49:43 AM

Reviewer: Jackieeru, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Medication worked well, but when I went off of it I gained weight. And it is too expensive.

Condition: Overweight
6/30/2010 4:43:26 PM

Reviewer: Robin, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Works well, but is expensive. Phentermine is much more effective and cost a lot less (Meridia $130 Phenermine $30). I took Meridia 10 mg for ten weeks and lost 18 lbs with little excersise. I experienced no side effects and was very happy with exception to the cost ($130 a month). My doctor prescribed Phenermine to try instead and so far (only been on a week - lost 4lbs) so good.

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