Duromine FAQ

Duromine is an effective anorexigenic agent, ensuring perfect weight loss effect. It contains Phentermine and special resin complex, altogether providing appetite suppression and therefore weight loss.

Duromine was approved by TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) for weight loss in people with severe obesity. Usually it is enough to take one Duromine pill (15mg, 30mg or 40mg according to prescription) in order to stop hunger feeling throughout a day.

Although Duromine acts as appetite suppressant, it does not provide weight loss on its own. It means that people, taking this anti-obesity agent, still should keep a low-calorie diet and make up an exercise plan.

Because Duromine is meant for treatment of severe obesity, only people whose BMI is 27-30 or over and whose weight poses a threat to the health can take these pills.

Duromine is a medicine; therefore, every patient must consult a doctor before starting to take it. During visit to the doctor, the patient should tell him about all disorders and current state in order to avoid negative effects from the pills.

Here are some general contraindications for those, who are taking Duromine for the first time:

  • Allergic reaction to the active substance (Phentermine) or other appetite suppressants;
  • Hypertension and heart disorders;
  • Concomitant use with MAOIs (at least for two weeks);
  • Anxiety, irritability;
  • Drug or alcohol addiction (history).Glaucoma;

If the patient ever suffered from diabetes, overactive thyroid, anxiety, or epilepsy, he or she should inform the doctor about this immediately. These conditions are probably among the first forbidding the use of Duromine or other appetite suppressants.

There is no data or studies on the effect of Duromine (Phentermine) on the fetus. But in order to protect a child from possible negative reactions of the diet pills, it is better to consult a doctor first. Because a child gets all the nutrients from his mother’s breast milk, there is a slight possibility that Duromine may affect it.

The active ingredient of Duromine anti-obesity pills is Phentermine hydrochloride completed with special resin complex to provide a longer effect.

As any other drug and especially appetite suppressant, Duromine may cause some side reactions. They are:

  • Dryness in the mouth
  • Headache
  • Bad sleeping
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Tiredness
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Stomachache
  • Depressive state
  • Nausea

These side effects of Duromine are usually temporary and tend to pass soon. Still, if the patient noticed any of them, he should consult a doctor. According to some feedbacks, more serious adverse reactions may also occur due to the use of Duromine weight loss pills. For instance:

  • Redness of skin
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Palpitation
  • Chest pain
  • Faint

Not every person experiences these or other Duromine side effects, yet one should know about them. To avoid any of the listed reactions, the person should carefully follow doctor’s recommendations and never change the prescribed dose on his own.

Duromine pills are available in different dosages. To know what dosage is suitable in each concrete case, the patient should first discuss it with a nutritionist. There are Duromine dosages from the smallest to the largest: 15mg, 30mg and 40mg.

Typically, when the person begins his obesity therapy with Duromine, doctor prescribes the smallest dose of Duromine 15mg once daily. As the treatment goes on, doctor may increase the dose gradually, if needed. Regardless of the dose, the patient should regularly visit the doctor to see if Duromine dose acts properly and there are visible changes in weight loss.

Since one Duromine pill is enough to provide appetite suppressant effect for the whole day, patients choose the time of intake on their own. Still, doctors recommend to take Duromine weight loss pill early in the morning to avoid sleeplessness at night.

Most common dosages of Duromine for different overweight patients:

  • 1 pill of Duromine 15mg (in the morning before breakfast)
  • 2 pills of Duromine 15mg (one in the morning, another one at lunch)
  • 1 pill of Duromine 30mg (in the morning before breakfast)
  • 1 pill of Duromine 40mg (in the morning before breakfast)

Not all patients need to increase the dosage. Sometimes the body gets used to Duromine and its effect, so it seems that the patient doesn’t lose any weight. In this case, doctor can prescribe higher dose of Duromine anti-obesity pills.

Instruction says if the patient missed a dose, he should take one as soon as he remembered. But there is one exception. If the patient is going to bed soon, he should not take this pill to avoid insomnia, because of increased energy. It is better to take the next dose of Duromine in the morning.

Note that you should not take double dose of Duromine, unless the doctor has instructed otherwise. Make sure you take Duromine pills at the same time every day.

If you happen to overdose on Duromine, you probably noticed the following symptoms:

  • Pain in abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Hallucinations
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Aggression
  • Shaking

Respect doctor’s recommendations in order to avoid any side effects and overdose of Duromine pills. Schedule your Duromine intake time, write it down or make a note in your diary. However, the listed symptoms are rare, occurring in small number of people, who happen to take more than one Duromine dose at a time.

Duromine is anti-obesity drug for a limited time of use. Usually doctors prescribe it for 1-3 months therapy (3 months in a row maximum). Otherwise, the body can get used to Duromine pills and the effect will decrease.

It is not quite so. Duromine provides appetite suppression effect and increases the energy, which makes it similar to amphetamine effect. However, Duromine has nothing to do with amphetamine and these two substances are completely different.

Although Duromine is not an amphetamine, it still provides similar effect and their molecular structures look alike. Therefore, Duromine may show up in the urine drug test, assigned to identify amphetamines in the urine.

No studies have been conducted, involving pregnant or breastfeeding women, who have been taking Duromine. So, the effect of Duromine (Phentermine) on pregnant women and unborn children is unknown.

However, doctors recommend not to experiment with pills during pregnancy. Therefore, make sure you tell your therapist you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant before asking for Duromine or any other anti-obesity drug.

Duromine should not be used by breastfeeding women. There is a likelihood that the active substance of Duromine penetrates into breast milk, and thus into the body of a child. Woman should stop taking Duromine or stop breastfeeding in order to protect her baby from any adverse reactions of the drug.

Duromine pills are not recommended for young patients (under 18 years old). There are no records or testimonials on the effect of Duromine on elderly people. Therefore, consultation with a doctor about the use of Duromine is a must for elderly people.