Duromine or Reductil

Duromine and Reductil are two weight loss medications that have some principle differences.

Both these medications provide an anorexigenic effect and contribute to an increase in the metabolic rate during their use.

However, these are the only similarities of Duromine and Reductil.

First of all, it should be noted that Reductil medication is no longer sold in many world countries.

For about 10 years, Reductil has been available in the European Economic Area with a prescription only.

In 2010, Reductil was removed from the European pharmaceutical market and its sale was discontinued in the EU countries.

In 2014, Reductil is available for sale only in some countries of the world.

One of such countries is South Africa.

In SA pharmacies, you can find Reductil 10 and Reductil 20 capsules.

It should be noted that you can buy both Reductil and Duromine in South Africa.

The price of Duromine and Reductil in South Africa is almost identical.

Manufacturers of Reductil and Duromine

Reductil medication is manufactured by the global pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories.

Duromine medication is manufactured by the Australian pharmaceutical company iNova and the New Zealand company Douglas Manufacturing Ltd.

Pharmaceutical form of Reductil and Duromine

  • Abbott produces oral capsules Reductil.
  • iNova and Douglas produce oral capsules Duromine.

Active ingredients of Reductil and Duromine

Each Reductil capsule contains 10mg or 15mg of the active substance Sibutramine.

Each Duromine capsule contains 15mg, 30mg or 40mg of Phentermine.

Pharmacological group of active ingredients Phentermine and Sibutramine

  • Phentermine (Duromine) – sympathomimetic amine
  • Sibutramine (Reductil) – serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor

Indications for the use of Reductil (Sibutramine) and Duromine (Phentermine)

Reductil pills are prescribed for long-term therapy of obesity.

The longest recommended duration of Reductil treatment is 2 years.

Duromine pills are prescribed as a short-term therapy of obesity.

The longest recommended duration of Duromine use is 3 months.

Reductil vs Duromine – potential health risks

Reductil may cause cardiovascular pathologies and serotonin syndrome.

Duromine may cause cardiovascular pathologies and drug dependence, though the latter has proven to be very rare, when the drug is misused.

Marketing status of Reductil and Duromine

Reductil pills were available in such countries, as:

  • Australia,
  • Belgium,
  • German,
  • Sweden,
  • Greece,
  • Hungary,
  • Ireland,
  • Italy,
  • the UK,
  • Netherlands,
  • Norway,
  • Portugal,
  • Slovakia,
  • Slovenia,
  • Spain,
  • NZ.

In the countries listed above, Reductil pills are no longer being sold.

One of the countries where Reductil pills are still available for retail sale is South Africa.

Duromine pills are available in South Africa and in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region (Australia, NZ, and Singapore).

In all these countries, Duromine is available by prescription only.

Price of Duromine and Reductil

Since both discussed medications are brand drugs, their manufacturers are the ones to regulate the prices.

If you want to get Duromine or Reductil at a low price, yet they are expensive in your city, ask your treating doctor about available cheap:

  • Duromine generic drugs (diet pills containing Phentermine)
  • Reductil generic drugs (diet pills containing Sibutramine).