Duromine- The weight loss drug

Duromine is an appetite suppressant which is prescribed as a weight loss drug. The active ingredient in Duromine is Phentermine which is combined with resin to create slow release capsules of Duromine. Duromine is available in 15mg, 30mg and 40mg capsules although the therapeutic dose of Phentermine that a person requires is always fixed by the doctor.

 Mode of action 

The active chemical ingredient in Duromine is Phentermine. Phentermine affects parts of the central nervous system and reduces food cravings. Thus, it acts as an appetite suppressant. Duromine should always be taken in conjunction with healthy diet and regular exercise.

Rules of prescribing

Duromine is only prescribed to those people who are medically considered to be obese or overweight. It is normally prescribed to people who have a Body Mass Index of more than 27 with related medical conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol level and diabetes. Duromine is not prescribed to children of 18 years or younger besides elderly patients.

Dosage

Duromine can only be prescribed by a qualified doctor and cannot be bought without a valid prescription. Duromine is the brand name of a version of Phentermine. The dosage prescribed by a doctor depends on various factors such as BMI, age, weight and the degree of weight loss that is required by the patient.

The beginning dose prescribed by a doctor is usually 15mg. Dosage of 30mg or above is usually prescribed to patients with BMI shooting above 30. The therapeutic dose of Phentermine in the form of Duromine is usually 15mg because at this dosage there are much less risks of developing side effects while obtaining optimal appetite suppression. The risk of developing side effects is directly proportional to the dosage.

30mg capsules are also taken by patients who need to lose weight rapidly. Many patients also upgrade to 30mg from 15mg when the latter dosage proves ineffectual in suppressing food cravings. 40mg forms the highest limit of this drug and should always be taken under the expert supervision of a doctor. 40mg capsules are usually prescribed to patients who are extremely obese and are suffering from health problems caused due to excess weight. Patients who have taken 30mg doses without any side effects are also prescribed 40mg capsules if the need arises.

Duromine capsules are taken once daily and should be consumed either before or within 2 hours of breakfast. The capsule should be swallowed with plenty of water. Duromine should always be consumed early in the morning because it causes insomnia and increased energy levels.

Side effects

Some of the side effects of Duromine include dryness of the mouth, dysphoria, restlessness, insomnia, difficulty in breathing, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, headache, weakness, swelling of ankles, impotence, increased blood pressure and unpleasant taste in the mouth.

Duromine can also be addictive if overused by the patient. Therefore, it should not be taken for a period longer than prescribed by the doctor. Overdose of Duromine leads to circulatory collapse, vomiting, hallucinations, arrhythmia, tremors and even coma. It can also have fatal consequences.

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