Duromine is a drug that is used to reduce body weight in obese or overweight patients. As with any medication, there are usually some side effects that are associated with the product. Some of these side effects may be mild, serious and dangerous. Generally, when you take Duromine, most people will experience an increase in heart rate and also blood pressure. Some patients may also experience restlessness, insomnia and heart palpitations. On the more serious side, it is documented that Duromine can be addictive. There have been reports of patients having a physical and psychological dependence on the drug.
Duromine Short Term Side Effects
All drug medications have side effects and it is very common to experience these effects when taking Duromine. The typical side effects that people encounter, such as feeling more awake, are usually short term and will go away after using the drug for a while, or once you stop taking it.
More Common Symptoms
- Sense of well-being
- Increased blood pressure
Less Common to Rare Symptoms
- Dry mouth
- Lack of sexual desire
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Skin rash or itching
- Unpleasant taste in mouth
- Irregular heartbeat
- Stomach pain
Possible Overdose Symptoms
- Rapid Breathing
- Convulsions (seizures)
- Irregular heartbeat
- Mental Depression, following a period of excitement
- Stomach cramps
- Irregular blood pressure
- Severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Overactive Reflexes
- Tremors, Trembling, or Shaking
- Lightheadedness or Fainting
Duromine Long Term Side Effects
There are some long term side effects that are possible when someone takes Duromine. One of the most common ones would be the development of dependence to the drug. There have been no studies done to indicate this is possible, but it should be taken with care.
The drug should not be use by individuals who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant.
It is advised that patients with the following conditions should not use Duromine.
- An allergy to ingredients that are usually contained in Duromine.
- Are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- Are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, dietary supplements or herbal preparations
- Allergic to foods, medicines and other products
- Have hardening of the arteries, diabetes, high blood pressure, high lipid levels, high cholesterol or spinal or brain disorder.
Duromine Drug Interactions
Duromine may interact with drugs such as Dexfenfluramine, fenfluramine, furazolidone, or MAOIs (eg, phenelzine). It can also have a negative reaction to Serotonin specific reuptake inhibitors (eg, fluoxetine). Guanadrel or guanethidine can have their effectiveness reduced because of Duromine.
Consult with a doctor and indicate which ones you are taking to ensure that Duromine does not interact negatively with them.