There are several doses that can be prescribed for Duromine to fight obesity. What is optimal for a given individual and how often they should take it has to be determined in each particular case. Duromine comes in capsule form and the capsules can contain 15 mg, 30 mg and 40 mg of Phentermine in a resin complex.
Not all countries sell the 40 mg capsule. These capsules should not be opened or be divided in half before use. So, a single dose comes in either 15 mg, 30 mg or 40 mg. To get the maximum effect of Duromine, it may be necessary to adjust an optimal single dose as well as how often it is used. The maximum recommended frequency is once a day meaning every 24 hours. In certain cases, a patient may be recommended to take Duromine only when having bingeing problems as opposed to taking it every day. On occasion, an average daily dose needs to be divided into two doses. So, if you were taking 30 mg for the day, you would have to take one 15 mg capsule in the morning and one 15 mg capsule later in the morning or early afternoon.
It is reported that low doses of Duromine can be as effective as higher doses in some individuals. For that reason, individuals begin their anti-obesity therapy with the minimal dose of 15 mg. If for some reason 15 mg is not working for you, then the next dose up (medium dose) of 30 mg can be prescribed and if necessary, the highest dose of 40 mg. Anything above 40 mg is known to cause severe side effects.
To achieve a maximum effect, you can take a 40mg dose every morning with food. Nevertheless, no matter what daily dose you take, you can’t take Duromine for more than 3 months. Beyond this 3 month allowable period, the effect of Duromine decreases. Weight loss stops but serious side effects can still occur.
Of concern in terms of side effects, and one of the most severe of side effects, is drug dependency. If your doctor diagnoses you with drug dependency, then you won’t be able to continue with Duromine or take any other appetite suppressants. In other words, appetite suppressants will be contraindicated for you.
Duromine should not be used with other anorexigenic drugs. If for some reason the maximum dose of Duromine is not working for you, you should stop using this drug. More recently, other appetite suppressants have become available on the market. Two of them are known as Qsymia and Contrave. You might consider these if Duromine is not working for you.
If 30 mg Duromine is causing gastrointestinal or psychiatric effects, your dosage should be cut back to 15 mg daily or divided up into two dosage daily at 15 mg per dose. Reducing the dosage helps to decrease side effects, however the efficiency of Duromine may be decreased. Nevertheless, two lower doses may maintain a moderate anorexigenic effect throughout the day while reducing side effects as well. If you’re still experiencing side effects at 15 mg daily, it will be necessary to take you off of Duromine. At this point, you might want to consider taking appetite suppressants that don’t require a prescription and their ingredients are natural.
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(Last Updated On: 16th February 2019)