Ionamin (Phentermine resin complex) is an appetite suppressant that helps you to eat less and lose weight. The nice thing is that it starts working the very first time you take it.
This is a short duration, anti-obesity therapy that runs no longer than 3 months. Ionamin doesn’t work alone but rather requires a low calorie diet and an exercise plan. Ionamin comes in 15 mg and 30 mg capsules.
- Minimum dose of Ionamin is 15 mg daily
- Maximum dose of Ionamin is 30 mg daily
- Do not exceed 30 mg daily, this may cause an overdose and severe side effects
How to Take Ionamin
Ionamin is meant to be part of a lifestyle change that includes a low calorie diet along with a regular routine of exercise. Make sure to take your capsule at the same time every day as this provides for maximum therapeutic effect. Generally, it is recommended to start with a 30 mg dose of Ionamin taken daily. It should be taken 20 minutes before you have breakfast or can be taken 1 to 2 hours after breakfast. What ever you do be consistent. Ultimately, a dosage is established depending on an individuals health and later depending on the response to the drug. If the patient is sensitive to the effects of Ionamin, then the dosage can be reduced to 15 mg.
Do not break open or chew an Ionamin capsule that has sustained release (Phentermine resin complex). It must be swallowed entirely. Chewing on it will result in an instantaneous release of Phentermine and an increased risk of side effects. Ionamin blood concentration decreases approximately 2 times in a 10 to 14 hour period with an oral dose. The anorexigenic effect drops simultaneously with Ionamin concentration decrease. So, taking Ionamin in the morning should last throughout the day.
Ionamin does stimulate the nervous system so it shouldn’t be taken late in the day because it can cause insomnia. You should be taking Ionamin in the morning anyway and as early as possible.
If you suddenly stop taking Ionamin, you might experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms include fatigue, depression, confusion and/or anxiety. You should come off of Ionamin slowly to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Drug dependence has also been reported. If you have experienced dependency on anorexigenics, all other anorexigenics will be contraindicated for you.
Ionamin and Adolescent Obesity
It has been reported that more than half of obese individuals developed obesity in their childhood and adolescence. As obesity continues into adulthood, vascular complications may occur, diabetes type-2 and/or high cholesterol. To try to avoid cardiovascular disease, it is important to treat obesity before adulthood sets in, however different countries have different age limitations for anti-obesity drug therapy. In the United Kingdom, Ionamin is approved for treatment in children older than 12. On the other hand, the United States approves the use of Ionamin in adolescents who are 16 years old and up. Generally, Ionamin is only used in children who failed to lose 5 percent of their body weight with physical exercise and low cal diet in a 3 month period.
Children who are obese often have sleep apnea and bone diseases such as Blount’s disease which is an “angling in” of the shin bone. Moreover, these children often have glucose intolerance, high cholesterol and high blood pressure long before puberty.
Ionamin not only helps in reducing weight in children but prevents obesity in adulthood. This anti-obesity drug tends to be more successful in early stages of obesity. Ionamin helps to improve insulin sensitivity, normalizes glucose tolerance, lowers cholesterol and decreases blood pressure.