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Is phentermine the same a sibutramine?

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September 13, 2011 4:33AM

No, Sibutramine is the generic or chemical name of meridia. Sibutramine is also known as sibutramide hydrochloride monohydrate is a medication used in the treatment for overweight. Sibutramine is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance in the United States.

Sibutramine also known in usa as Meridia and in Europe as brand name Reductil (available in capsule 10mg and 15mg).

Sibutramine is also sold in India under brand names Obestat, Sibutrex, Sibutrim and Obego

Meridia was approved for use by the FDA in 1997.