Duromine is a prescription only medication used to treat the overweight and obese. Its use can provide powerful weight loss results so, not surprisingly, it is a much sought after weight loss aid, but its controlled status is not without good reason.
Duromine contains phentermine—a drug that has proven appetite suppressing abilities. Unfortunately phentermine is chemically very similar to amphetamine (speed) and there are many negative aspects associated with its use.
Despite its negative aspects, there remains a strong demand for Duromine, but doctors generally only prescribe it for their most extreme cases so unless a patient’s wellbeing is already threatened by their overweight status they are unlikely to secure the desired prescription.
How Duromine Works
Duromine is designed to stimulate the hypothalamus area of the brain and cause the adrenal glands to release a chemical messenger called norepinephrine, which in turn triggers a state of fight-or-flight that naturally suppresses the appetite.
Use of Duromine may also cause the body to release adrenalin which could then assist the process of breaking down existing body fat, but any such benefit is secondary in nature; Duromine’s real power is as an appetite suppressor.
As with other weight loss providers, best results will be obtained if Duromine is used in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet and regular exercise.
Duromine Key Ingredients
The main ingredient is phentermine, but Duromine also contains a resin that enables the capsule’s phentermine content is released at a controlled rate that ensures consistent appetite suppression throughout the entire day. The capsules also contain several binders and fillers, but nothing that has any notable value as pertains to the drug’s main function.
Product Potency & Usage Instructions
Duromine capsules are available in three strength options:
- 15 mg
- 30 mg
- 40 mg
Packs normally contain 30 capsules and the daily dose is just one capsule, which should be taken each morning prior to eating breakfast. It is important not to chew or open up the capsules, however, as any such action could interfere with the desired slow release mechanism.
Potential Duromine users should also be aware the drug should never be mixed with alcohol.
Side Effects and Known Issues
The side effects associated with Duromine are many and varied, and the range and severity of any side effects experienced will be different for each individual user.
Possible Duromine side effects can include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Chest pains
- Stomach cramps
- Breathing difficulties
- Elevated blood pressure
- Diarrhoea or constipation
A much longer list of possible side effects will be provided with the medication. All Duromine users should read the included documentation thoroughly and any worries that may arise should then be discussed with a doctor.
Prohibited User Groups
Duromine can be particularly problematic for certain user groups and is not deemed suitable for anyone who suffers from any of the following medical conditions:
- Heart problems
- 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
Again, further information will be provided with the medication and any concerns should always be discussed with a doctor.
Although there are many negative aspects associated with the use of Duromine, it must always be remembered any side effects are only possibilities, not certainties, and which (if any) side effects apply will vary from one user to the next. Some users may experience few or no side effects, while others could conceivably experience one or more side effects that are very nasty indeed and could even be life-threatening.
This is one of the reasons behind the Australian Government’s decision to impose strict controls and make Duromine a prescription only medication—it ensures a doctor’s involvement to monitor any negative issues and make the necessary decisions (including ceasing Duromine usage).
It is also vitally important to remember the powerful weight loss-enhancing abilities of Duromine has the potential to improve (or save) lives.
Being overweight places a strain on the body that may manifest itself as something as simple as joint pain or as lethal as a heart attack or a stroke.
Duromine can rid the body of the offending pounds, and it can do so a lot faster than many other methods, but it is not, and never was, intended for general use. It’s a medicine, not a supplement, and must be treated with the respect it deserves.