Duromine is a diet pill manufactured by iNova Pharmaceuticals – it is based on Phentermine. Its reputation for getting results has made it one of the most desired diet pills in Australia.
Although there is a consumer demand, the supply is restricted because Duromine is a controlled drug. It is, therefore, only available with a doctor’s prescription and the decision to prescribe Duromine is never taken lightly.
The majority of prescriptions are written for patients who are seriously overweight and need to rectify the situation before it causes further problems or aggravates existing health issues.
How Does Duromine Work
The drug works by stimulating the area of the brain responsible for governing the appetite, and Duromine is known to be extremely effective for suppressing feeling of hunger, but—like many alternative weight loss products—for best results the pills should be used as part of an overall weight management plan.
Duromine capsules are available in three strengths: 15mg, 30mg and 40mg
Packs usually contain 30 capsules. One capsule is taken, once a day, just before breakfast.
The main ingredient is phentermine, a psychostimulant that is chemically very similar to amphetamine (speed). This is, of course, one of the main reasons behind Duromine’s controlled drug status.
The capsules are gluten free, but contain a variety of filler ingredients. They also contain a resin that restricts the speed at which the main ingredient is released. The resin is a very important inclusion because it assures the effects of the phentermine last all day long. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phentermine
Side Effects and Known Issues
There is quite a lengthy list of side effects associated with the use of Duromine, but the range and severity of side effects will vary from person to person. Reported side effects include:
- Chest pains
- Breathing difficulties
- High blood pressure
- Bowel problems (constipation/diarrhea)
A more complete list of possible side effects will be included with the medication and becoming familiar with this list is a wise precaution before commencing treatment. Any worries that arise can then be discussed with the prescribing doctor.
Duromine is not suitable for everyone and should be avoided by people who have certain medical conditions, including:
- Heart problems of any kind
- Very high blood pressure
- High blood pressure in the lung
- Diseases related to the blood vessels in and around the brain
- Thyroid gland problems
- Psychiatric problems (including depression)
Again, more information will be included with the medication and any worries about the prescription should be discussed with a doctor.
The list of side effects and known issues connected with the use of this drug can be a little daunting, and it is conceivable that some prospective users may decide against accepting the offer of a Duromine prescription.
It must be remembered, however, that the many side effects are only possibilities, they are not expectations; and it is conceivable that some users may experience little or no side effects at all. Even in cases where side effects do occur the benefits obtained are likely to make any negative aspects more tolerable.
Duromine is a particularly effective appetite suppressant and those who are prescribed it are likely to be so overweight that any side effects experienced will probably pale into insignificance when compared to the potential health problems related to their continued obesity.
In the majority of cases doctors know more about a patient’s state of health than the patient themselves; so the doctor is able to make an informed decision before writing a prescription, or making any medical suggestions; but there are some things a doctor may be unaware of unless they are told. So before accepting a prescription for Duromine it is important that patients inform their doctor if any of the following applies:
- An unprescribed medication is being used (including weight loss supplements)
- A medication has been prescribed by another health professional (hospital doctor, dentist etc.)
- Cough and cold remedies (containing pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, or phenylpropanolamine) are being used.
- If you are pregnant, intending to become pregnant, or are breast feeding.
- Have any recent health issues (chest pains, headaches, nausea etc.)
Due to the nature of this drug it should always be stored in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
The fact that doctors choose to prescribe Duromine for some of their more extreme cases is an excellent endorsement of the probable benefits the drug can provide, but it is also a drug that must be treated with respect.
There are very good reasons why the Australian government impose strict controls on its availability, and equally good reasons why medical professionals exercise such caution before deciding to issue a Duromine prescription.
Although its unavailability as an over the counter weight loss solution may be a source of disappointment to some people, the strict control is a good thing because it ensures the drug is only taken by those people who need it the most and whose medical condition is likely to be improved by its use rather than aggravated.
Alternative Diet Pills
As mentioned above there are several newly introduced diet pills that are not drug based and so do not pose the same health risks but are most definitely not a compromise.
PhenQ is the current market leader with a mix of natural ingredients that can burn fat and suppress appetite. PhenQ is produced in FDA registered facilities and adheres to all regulations.