Duromine in the List of Doping Agents

The World Anti-Doping Code includes a variety of drugs and their analogs. This list of illicit drugs in sport was established by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in the middle of the XX century. One of the banned medicines for athletes is the popular anorectic Duromine.

This powerful drug for the treatment of obesity is classified as amphetamine-type stimulant. Namely amphetamine and related drugs, such as Duromine, became the reason for the very first doping incidents in professional “Olympic” sport in the 50-ies of XX century.

Duromine capsules possess powerful psychoactive properties. This anorectics has a profound effect on the patient’s CNS. Thus, it not only helps to quickly get rid of excess fat, but also has a variety of positive effects:

  • suppresses appetite,
  • reduces drowsiness,
  • enhances stamina,
  • reduces fatigue,
  • improves physical reaction,
  • improves concentration.

In addition to the positive effects, Duromine psychostimulant also can have negative effects for the athletes’ body. This drug exerts a strong effect over the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system. In its irrational use, people get an increased risk of such adverse reactions, as:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Angina pectoris
  • Addiction
  • Headache
  • Pulmonary hypertension.

In professional sports, the use of this psychostimulant is a serious violation of doping rules. Athletes, who take Duromine capsules, can be excluded from the participation in all official competitions for a period of two years, or more.

However, some professional athletes with obesity or overweight can take Duromine without the risk of disqualification. This includes track and field athletes, football players and weightlifters, and as well as other representatives of the sports type, which requires the presence of extra body weight for the professional activity.

To avoid elimination from the competition, athletes must have a proper exceptional resolution for Duromine use for therapeutic purposes. Such resolutions must be authorized by the International Federation.