Meridia Capsule Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Stuffy And Runny Nose
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Constipation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Head Pain
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Depression
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Pain With Menstruation
  • Visible Water Retention

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Backache
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Increased Hunger
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Joint Pain
  • Nausea
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Taste Impairment
  • Throat Irritation
  • Widening Of Blood Vessels

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Heart Attack
  • A Migraine Headache
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Stroke
  • A Transient Ischemic Attack, A Type Of Stroke That Lasts Only A Few Minutes
  • A Type Of Kidney Inflammation Called Interstitial Nephritis
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • An Increased Risk Of Bleeding
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Inflammation Of The Gallbladder
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Mood Changes
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, A Reaction Characterized By Fever, Muscle Rigidity And Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Serotonin Syndrome, A Type Of Disorder With High Serotonin Levels
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Urinary Tract Infection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Condition With Low Thyroid Hormone Levels
  • A Yeast Infection Of The Vagina And Vulva
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Abnormal Manner Of Walking
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • An Abnormal Increase In Muscle Tone
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising Under The Skin
  • Confusion
  • Cough
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Fever
  • Gas
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Inflammation Of The Covering Of A Tendon
  • Itching
  • Laryngitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Leg Cramps
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Manic Behavior
  • Memory Loss
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Neck Pain
  • Overactive Thyroid Gland
  • Vomiting

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