PRESCRIPTION ONLY MEDICINE. YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPLY A PRESCRIPTION WRITTEN BY A NEW ZEALAND REGISTERED DR.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Duromine is used to reduce body weight in obese or overweight patients. Your doctor will determine if you are overweight enough to use Duromine. Duromine works by directly affecting the area of the brain that controls your appetite making you feel less hungry. Duromine should be used as a part of an overall weight management plan which should include a medically controlled diet and exercise program. Duromine is only available with a doctor's prescription. It has been prescribed for you only. Do not give it to anyone else even if their condition is the same as yours. Your doctor may prescribe Duromine for another purpose. If you are not sure why you are taking this medicine ask your doctor.
Note: Duromine is a controlled drug C5. It should be kept in a secure place and under no circumtances should it be given to anyone else
When you must not use Duromine
if you have any of the following medical conditions:
very high blood pressure;
high blood pressure in the lung;
problems with the valves in your heart
disease related to blood vessels in the brain;
severe heart disease including changes in the rhythm or rate of the heart beat;
narrowing of the blood vessels due to thickening or hardening of the blood vessel wall;
overactive thyroid gland;
psychiatric illness including anorexia nervosa (loss of appetite) and depression;
glaucoma (high pressure in the eye)
if you are currently taking, or have taken within the last 14 days, antidepressant medicines from the mono-amine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) classsuch as phenelzine (eg Nardil) or tranylcypromine (eg Parnate).
if you are allergic to phentermine or to any of the ingredients listed under "Product Description".
if you have previously misused drugs or alcohol
after the "use by" date on the box.
How to take Duromine
In adults and children over 12 years, the usual dose of Duromine is one capsule every day. However, your doctor will prescribe the right dose for you.
Take Duromine first thing in the morning, at breakfast time so that it does not keep you awake at night.
Swallow Duromine capsules with plenty of water. Do not chew or open the capsules.
Follow your doctor's instructions exactly and never change the dose yourself. Increasing the dose may not necessarily make you lose more weight or make you lose weight faster. However you will most likely experience more side effects. Your doctor will tell you how long you are to take Duromine for.
All medicines can have side effects and this may occur with the normal use of Duromine. Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Duromine.
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience sudden or rapid weight loss, difficulty breathing, chest pain, fainting, swelling of the lower limbs and if you can not exercise as much as you usually can.
Duromine may make you feel more awake than usual. You may have trouble sleeping. Duromine can have some effects on the heart. You may notice your heart seems to beat faster and harder, and your blood pressure may be raised slightly. Other side effects you may notice include irregular heart beats, chest pain, feeling restless, feelings of extreme happiness followed by depression and tiredness, nervousness, tremor (shaking), headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation, stomach cramps, dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth, difficulty passing urine, skin rashes, impotence and changes in sexual drive, swelling of the face. If you have any side effect whether it is listed above or not, please tell your doctor.