WHAT IS METERMINE USED FOR?
Metermine pills are used for weight loss in patients with body mass index (BMI) 25 to 29 (inclusive) and for the treatment of obesity in patients with BMI 30 and higher. To determine the BMI, a patient should know his actual weight and height. To calculate the BMI at home, people can use online calculator.
WHO PRODUCES METERMINE?
iNova pharmaceutical company produces Metermine pills. This company was formed after the merging of two companies – 3M Pharmaceuticals and Riker Laboratories. Today, iNova is a part of multinational specialty pharmaceutical company Valeant.
WHERE IS METERMINE SOLD?
Metermine diet pills are produced and sold in Australia. Obese Australians were prescribed Metermine capsules since 2004. Marketing status of Metermine in Australia – only RX.
HOW DO PEOPLE GET THE PRESCRIPTION FOR METERMINE?
Metermine pills can be prescribed only to patients, who have no contraindications for their use. Many contraindications to Metermine use are only diagnosed after medical examination. Therefore, to get the prescription for Metermine, just a doctor’s consultation may not be enough.
IS METERMINE EFFECTIVE?
The results of clinical trials demonstrated that Metermine provides a significant weight loss within a few months. Metermine is one of the most effective weight loss drugs. However, due to serious side effects, hundreds of obese Australians have a limited access to Metermine.
AT WHAT AGE CAN PEOPLE TAKE METERMINE?
Children under 12 years old have not been involved in Metermine clinical studies. Elderly patients are prescribed Metermine in special cases. Overweight and obese people of 16 to 65 years old are usual consumers of Metermine.
WHAT DOSE OF METERMINE IS AN OPTIMAL ONE?
The most prescribed Metermine dose for adults is 30mg. Teenagers and elderly patients should take a minimal dose – Metermine 15mg. Maximum allowable dose is Metermine 40mg.
CAN METERMINE CAUSE AN OVERDOSE?
Overdose symptoms may occur after exceeding the daily dose of Metermine 40mg, or when patients use Metermine pills more than once a day. The most common symptoms of overdose are high blood pressure, psychosis, rapid breathing, dizziness, hallucinations and muscle weakness. People should inform the doctor of all cases of Metermine overdose.
WHAT SIDE EFFECTS CAN METERMINE CAUSE?
Regardless of the Metermine dose, a patient may have gastrointestinal side effects (e.g. dry mouth, nausea), the CNS side effects (e.g. dizziness, headache, abuse) and cardiovascular side effects (e.g. hypertension, tachycardia). The higher the Metermine daily dose, the higher the risk of serious side effects.
CAN PEOPLE USE METERMINE IN PREGNANCY?
Pregnant women were not involved in clinical studies of Metermine (Category B2). Within the whole period of medicamental anti-obesity therapy, women of a childbearing age should use some reliable methods of contraception.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF METERMINE IS TAKEN WITH ALCOHOL?
Metermine pills contain anorexigenic agent Phentermine, which can increase the impact of alcohol on the nervous system. Therefore, a combined use of Metermine and alcohol may cause severe psychiatric side effects (like: confusion and dizziness).
CAN PEOPLE TAKE METERMINE AND OTHER DIET PILLS?
Metermine interactions with other weight loss drugs has not been studied. Thus, before starting to take Metermine, a person should stop using any other OTC or RX diet pills.
WHAT DIET PILLS CAN BE USED INSTEAD OF METERMINE?
As an alternative to Metermine, people can use other diet pills containing Phentermine (e.g. Adipex, Ionamin, Duromine), diet pills containing other anorexigenic agents (e.g. Sibutramine, Mazindol, Benzphetamine) and diet pills containing only natural active ingredients (such as Phen375).
WHAT IS METERMINE GENERIC?
Metermine generic is called diet pills that contain the active ingredient Phentermine. In Australia, Metermine generic is sold under the brand name Duromine, but in the UK – under the brand Ionamin.
WHO PRODUCES METERMINE GENERIC DRUGS?
Metermine generic drugs (diet pills containing Phentermine) are produced by dozens of pharmaceutical companies, including such as: UCB, Teva, KVK-TECH, Lannett and Sandoz.
HOW TO BUY METERMINE OR METERMINE GENERIC DRUGS WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION?
All the weight loss drugs, containing the controlled substance Phentermine must be sold by a prescription only. Hence, it is not possible to buy Metermine (Phentermine) pills without a prescription these days.