As always, consult your doctor before you even think about taking yourself off a drug.

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The Food and Drug Administration Friday said it was conducting a safety review of the weight-loss drug Meridia, which is made by Abbott Laboratories (ABT).

The FDA siad it was reviewing preliminary data from a recent study that suggests patients using the drug have a higher number of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes compared to patients not on the drug.

Source: FDA Reviewing Safety Of Weight-Loss Drug Meridia