In the period from 1969 to 1992, Medsafe approved five appetite suppressant drugs for obesity treatment. These weight loss drugs were sold in NZ pharmacies under different trade names. All appetite suppressants approved by Medsafe were sold in NZ by prescription only.
One of the first anorectic drugs approved by Medsafe is Phentermine. This weight loss drug was approved by Medsafe in 1969. First, Phentermine drug has been sold in NZ only under the trade name Duromine. Since 1975, Phentermine drug has been sold in NZ not only under the trade name Duromine, but also under original trade name Umine.
- The current marketing status of Duromine in NZ: Consent given
- The current marketing status of Umine in NZ: Approval lapsed.
Besides weight loss drugs Duromine and Umine, four other anorexigenic drugs were also sold in NZ. The International Nonproprietary Names of these drugs: Fenfluramine, Amfepramone, Mazindol, Dexfenfluramine.
Fenfluramine drug was approved by Medsafe in 1966. For 30 years, this appetite suppressant has been sold in NZ under trade name Ponderax. Weight loss capsules Ponderax (Fenfluramine) were withdrawn from NZ pharmaceutical market in 1997.
Amfepramone drug was approved by Medsafe in 1969. The most popular trade name of Amfepramone tablets in NZ is Tenuate Dospan. In 2006, the sale of Tenuate Dospan (Amfepramone) tablets in NZ was discontinued.
Mazindol drug was approved by Medsafe in 1974. In NZ, this anorectic drug was sold under the trade name Sanorex. In 1994, the sale of Sanorex (Mazindol) tablets in NZ was discontinued.
Dexfenfluramine drug was approved by Medsafe in 1992. In NZ pharmacies, this drug was sold under the trade name Adifax. In 1997, the sale of Adifax (Dexfenfluramine) capsules in NZ was discontinued.
Today, the only Rx appetite suppressant that is prescribed to obese and overweight New Zealanders is Duromine.
In NZ pharmacies, one can get weight loss capsules:
- Duromine 15mg
- Duromine 30mg.
Weight loss capsules Duromine produced by Douglas Manufacturing company, are sold in NZ. A license for sale Duromine capsules in New Zealand is granted to iNova
Pharmaceuticals company. Given that Duromine generic drugs are not sold in NZ and other appetite suppressant drugs are not available in this country, Duromine price:
- is formed under the condition of natural monopoly
- emains one of the highest in the world
In NZ, approval of new anti-obesity drugs and Duromine generic drugs is not planned in 2014. Thus, it can be supposed that the price for Duromine in NZ pharmacies will remain relatively high in 2014.
If you want to get Duromine at low price, try to find cheap Duromine capsules in NZ pharmacies. Before you buying Duromine from New Zealand, make sure that this weight loss drug can be delivered to the region you live.