Merastin

Description

Merastin is a plant extract used for reducing body weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist and hip size and improving metabolic control in people who are overweight. This medicine should be used along with an appropriate diet and exercise regimen for the best possible effect.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Merastin

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach irritation
  • Back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Leg and ankle pain

Uses of Merastin

What is it prescribed for?

  • Obesity
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to merastin or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as instructed by your doctor. You are advised to take this medicine 30 minutes before meals. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. You are advised to maintain an appropriate diet and exercise regimen along with this medicine for the best possible effect.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine prevents fat accumulation and promotes fat breakdown to help reduce weight and BMI.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antiobesity agents

Schedule

OTC

Efficacy and Tolerability of an Herbal Formulation for Weight Management. [Internet]. 2018 [cited 13 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3684102/

Metabolic Health [Internet]. 2018 [cited 13 April 2018]. Available from:

http://www.sundyotanumandis.com/metabolic-health.html

[Internet]. 2018 [cited 13 April 2018]. Available from:

http://www.fasebj.org/doi/abs/10.1096/fasebj.25.1_supplement.601.9

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Information on this page was last updated on 19 Apr 2018

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