What Is Meratrim, and Does It Work for Weight Loss

What Is Meratrim?

Meratrim is a brand name of a drug called Diamox® (diamorphine). Diamorphine is a narcotic pain killer used to treat severe chronic pain such as from cancer or injuries. It works by blocking the effects of opiate receptors in your brain which causes intense physical and mental discomfort. It is extremely addictive and has been linked with causing addiction in those who abuse it.

Diamorphine is one of the most popular drugs used to treat heroin addicts. However, it is not without its drawbacks.

Due to its high potency, it is very difficult to obtain legally in any form other than powder form. Additionally, due to its potent nature, users are often left feeling physically drained after using it.

In order to combat these issues, Meratrim was developed. It is a synthetic version of dihydrocodeine (a derivative of morphine) which means it contains no codeine whatsoever.

Instead, it contains a combination of two chemicals: 1) Morphine sulfate and 2) Hydromorphone hydrochloride. These chemicals combine into a new compound known as “mercury salt” (hence the name Meratrim), which is then further altered into the drug that comes in a tablet form.

Meratrim is a legal prescription-only drug available in both online and offline pharmacies. It is used to treat mild to severe pain and is generally considered more safe than its predecessor.

How Does Meratrim Work?

Meratrim works by attaching to opiate receptors in your brain that are associated with pain. The drug also attaches to other receptors in your brain that are normally activated by “feel good” chemicals such as endorphins.

When this happens, a signal is sent to your brain saying that you do not need to produce any more of these chemicals. This is why Meratrim, and drugs like it, are so effective at treating pain.

However, by the time the drug has entered your brain, it has already entered your bloodstream and traveled all throughout your body. This means that it affects other areas of your body as well, which leads us to the drug’s possible weight loss effects.

Does Meratrim Cause Weight Loss?

There is no evidence that Meratrim can cause weight loss on its own. While it attaches to the same receptors in your brain that allow you to lose weight, Meratrim does not contain any chemicals that will activate these receptors. Instead, Meratrim works by attaching to the opiate receptors in your brain and preventing your body from increasing production of endorphins when you eat. Endorphins, for the unfamiliar, are a type of “feel good” chemical that your body produces when you eat foods such as chocolate or cake.

As a result, you should feel less satisfied after eating and therefore eat less. This limits the amount of calories that you consume on a daily basis which can lead to weight loss over time.

How Effective Is Meratrim For Weight Loss?

Meratrim is not a very effective weight loss aid. While it can lead to weight loss in some people under the right conditions, there are a number of other drugs that are more effective for treating obesity. In fact, Meratrim has not even been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for obesity.

A combination of Meratrim and diet has been shown to cause weight loss in obese patients (BMI = 30 or greater), but only when used in conjunction with a calorie-restricted diet and exercise. Even then, the amount of weight lost is relatively small (about 4 pounds after 2 years).

Other weight loss drugs such as Phentermine have been shown to be more effective for treating obesity. It is important to talk to your doctor before deciding to use any weight loss drug.

How Safe Is Meratrim?

When it comes to Meratrim, most of the side effects are related to its impact on the central nervous system. This means that they can impact how your brain and nervous system work. One of the most common side effects is sedation, which can impair one’s ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Other side effects include:






Difficulty breathing

While not very common, some people have reported more serious side effects when using Meratrim. These can include mood swings, anger, and suicidal thoughts.

For this reason, if you are taking Meratrim for weight loss and begin to feel irritable or have an increase in suicidal thoughts, you should seek immediate medical attention.

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