Duromine – is an appetite suppressant used for treatment of overweight and obesity in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older. This drug contains an anorectic substance Phentermine and is supplied in capsules, in three doses: 15mg, 30mg and 40 mg to Australian market.
The maximum dose of Duromine is 40mg per day. This dose is used to treat obesity in adult patients who poorly respond to use of lower doses of this drug.
In order to reduce appetite and feeling of hunger, Duromine 40mg capsules are taken in the morning, during breakfast. It should be borne in mind that the capsules should not be opened or chewed. This lead to disruption of their action
Anorectic effect exerted by the maximum dose of Duromine lasts at the average within 25 hours, although it may exceed this duration in some patients.
Despite the fact that clinical studies have shown that Duromine is well tolerated by obese patients, the drug is not devoid of side effects like other anorectics.
Risk of adverse reactions increases when using the maximum dose of Duromine. The most common side effects involve the central nervous system, which are expressed in the form of headache, feelings of anxiety, insomnia, euphoria, and hand tremor.
In addition to these side effects, the maximum dose of Duromine increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects.
Therefore, at the first pain in the chest or heart, stop using Duromine and consult the doctor. However, such cases are very rare and are usually caused by peculiarities of the patient’s body.
Although the maximum dose of Duromine helps to achieve an optimal appetite suppression and contributes to a rapid loss of excess weight, it is very important to follow the recommended treatment regimen.
Duromine 40mg capsules contain large amount of psychostimulant Phentermine, which is very similar to amphetamine in its properties. Long-term obesity therapy with the maximum dose of Duromine may cause dependence in the patient.
Intermittent courses of obesity treatment with Duromine capsules allow to reduce the risk of dependence. During the intermittent treatment, the patient is prescribed with a Duromine capsule once daily for one month.
- Then a break of no more than 4 weeks should be done, after which application of the maximum dose of Duromine is resumed
A purpose of intermittent obesity treatment is to reduce the number of Duromine side effects that in turn will help to achieve effective weight loss in a comfortable way.