Sibutramine Hydrochloride Monohydrate is the chemical name for the appetite suppressant that is commonly referred to as Sibutramine. However, across the world Sibutramine is marketed under various brand names, of which Meridia and Reductil are probably the best selling Sibutramine brand names. In this article we'll look at who original developed Sibutramine and who is now manufacturing brands of Sibutramine.
The development of Sibutramine
As a chemical the basic drug Sibutramine was first isolated in 1987 by a team lead by W R Bucket, who were then looking for a new anti-depressant drug. As Sibutramine is a serotonin neorepinephrine reputake inhibitor it will induce in those using it feelings of well-being and happiness. As the development of Sibutramine continued, after some six years or so, several other beneficial side-effects were noticed by patients taking Sibutramine and in 1995 it was discovered that in the case of obese patients they were finding it easier to lose weight. Following further trials the derivative of Sibutramine that we now call Reductil was finally approved by the drug authorities as an appetite suppressant. Please note carefully that Sibutramine brands are appetite suppressant diet drugs, unlike compounds like Lida which is a herbal weight loss appetite suppressant preparation.
The original Sibutramine brand manufacturers
The pharmaceutical company credited with the original manufacturing of Sibutramine under the brand names Meridia and Reductil was the pharmaceutical arm of the European conglomerate BASF. However, in a rationalization program at the turn of the millennium BASF halted its interest in pharmaceutical companies and the licenses for manufacturing Sibutramina brands. This meant that Knoll Pharmaceuticals, the New Jersey based drugs company owned by BSAF, was sold off in December of 2000 to Abbot Laboratories of Illinois, for $6.9 billion. Throughout the early years of the 2000s Abbot Laboratories were the main international manufacturer of Sibutramina brands to the international markets. Knoll Pharmaceuticals is now domiciled in American Samoa.
Drug patents and Sibutramine brands today
Today Sibutramine is manufactured under many brand names internationally such as Sibutramina, Obestat and Sibotrim; let alone the Merida brand name that we are so familiar with. The reason for this is that, generally speaking when a new drug is developed it can be protected by a drugs patent for up to 12 years, giving the company that originally developed it the exclusive right to produce the drug, or to award licenses for its production. With the patent for Sibutramine now expired by several years there is no control over who can produce it internationally nor to market it under any name they wish to. Therefore, taking the brand name Obestat for example, in India Sibutramine is a popular appetite suppressant slimming aid. However, Reductil made in the 'West' would be prohibitively expensive to the local Indian market. So, it makes eminent sense to manufacture a local brand of Sibutramine, Obestat, by an Indian pharmaceutical company at local costs, which can then be sold in the online retail markets at more affordable local prices.
Across the world
Given the fact that there is now no international patent on the production of Sibutramine by worldwide pharmaceutical companies – they have all been quick off the mark to start producing Reductil in large quantities. Under international law they are, of course, quite entitled to do so and the fact that they are producing so much of this popular weight loss aid is one of the reasons why there are now such good bargains to be had when purchasing Reductil online. As a well known appetite suppressant, in the East Reductil shouldn't be confused with Lida – which is actually a herbal appetite suppressant. Given the potential side-effects and interactions of Lida, like Sibutramine, a consultation with a physician is recommended before using it. Some of the more unusual brand names that you might well find Sibutramine marketed under worldwide now are: Ectiva, Reduxade, Sibutrex and Zelium. If you carry out a search for manufacturers of Sibutramine you will see countless numbers of websites offering to sell you these diet pills from all over the world and especially from China and Hong Kong. However, before placing an order do satisfy your self they are a bona fide supplier of diet pills and are operating a secure website.