Umine is one of the Phentermine trademarks. Until 2006, Umine has been sold in New Zealand. Manufacturer of Umine weight loss drug is a pharmaceutical company Douglas Manufacturing Ltd. Umine appeared at pharmacies of New Zealand for the first time in 1975. Each modified release capsule of Umine contains 30 mg of Phentermine hydrochloride.
In 1959, the FDA approved Phentermine for treatment of obesity. Today, Phentermine is produced and distributed in different countries under various trademarks:
- Adipex (Teva Pharmaceutical)
- Ionamin (UCB Inc.)
- Duromine (iNova Pharmaceuticals)
- Fastin (GlaxoSmithKline)
- Suprenza (Citius Pharmaceuticals)
- Qsymia (Vivus, Inc.)
- Phentermine hydrochloride (Lannett Inc., Sandoz, KVK-TECH Inc.)
After the patent protection expires, every pharmaceutical company is eligible to produce generics of the known drugs. Generic name may be different from the original drug. However, generic and brand always contain the same active ingredient. The difference between the original drug and generic drug is not only the excipients, but also the different dosage of the active ingredient and pharmaceutical form.
The first difference between Phentermine and Umine is that Phentermine weight loss drug is more popular than Umine. Umine modified release slimming capsules have been available in New Zealand only, and thus you could hardly find them in other countries. Hence, few people know about Umine weight loss drug. All the weight loss drugs containing Phentermine (Umine) are prescribed as a short-term supplement in addition to a healthy diet and physical exertion.
Umine (Phentermine) is administered for obesity treatment in people with BMI over 30. In addition, Umine is prescribed in BMI equal or higher than 27 in the presence of obesity-related diseases (hypertension, diabetes mellitus or dyslipidemia).
Umine (Phentermine) act in that brain area which controls the appetite and increases satiety. Because Umine capsules provide a modified release of the active substance, anorexigenic effect is maintained throughout the day so a person is not hungry. As a result of appetite suppression, people eat less, and thus loses the body weight.
It must be noted that to lose weight, people should eat properly. Therefore, during the use of Umine diet capsules, people must eat 4-6 times a day, even if they are not hungry. A balanced diet along with Umine (Phentermine) improves the metabolism and increases the fat burn rate.
During the drug therapy by means of Umine or Phentermine, obese people can form proper nutritional habits. Obesity is a chronic disease and requires a persistent treatment. Diet therapy after the discontinuation of Umine (Phentermine) not only keeps the achieved weight in place, but also prevents the accumulation of new fat deposits.
Douglas Manufacturing stopped the production of Umine (Phentermine) weight loss capsules in 2006. However, if a pharmacist in New Zealand will offer you to buy Umine drug instead of Phentermine, do not doubt. Phentermine and Umine are absolutely identical weight loss medications. The only difference is that Umine is available only in 30mg dose.