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Precautions and warnings with sibutramine should be reviewed with your healthcare provider prior to beginning treatment. This includes telling him or her if you have a history of heart problems, liver or kidney disease, or glaucoma. You should also be aware of potential side effects of sibutramine and how they may be avoided. Precautions and warnings with sibutramine also extend to people with certain allergies and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Sibutramine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Any heart problems
- Had a stroke
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- A bleeding disorder
- Had problems with gallstones
- An eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia
- A history or drug or alcohol abuse
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant