Is Duromine Dangerous?

Is Duromine Dangerous?
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So many questions and concerns related to the dangers from taking Duromine?  If you will be taking this drug or have plans on taking it in the future, these concerns are very real, especially since this is something that you will be taking for an extended period of time.

Duromine is the brand name for the popular generic diet supplement known as Phentermine. This drug is only available with a prescription from a doctor and it is usually administered to people who are morbidly obese who want to lose weight.  How Duromine works is by suppressing the appetite, which cuts down on the individuals desire to eat. This drug has been proven to be very effective at weight loss, especially when combined with the right exercise and diet plan.

Although Duromine has an excellent track record for being effective with weight loss, it also can cause a variety of side effects, some of which can be severe or fatal. This is why it is very important that this weight loss drug should be taken under the supervision of a doctor.

What Dangers Should You Be Worried About In Taking Duromine?

Duromine can only be obtained by prescription and should be taken under the supervision of a doctor. Serious dangers can arise if not taken properly, some of them I will list below.

  • It is only prescribed to individuals who match the criteria for its use
  • Numerous side effects can take place when using this drug. Some ranging from mild to possible death.
  • It is highly addictive and this is why it is only intended for short weight loss.

Side effects – There are a host of side effects that can possibly occur when you take Duromine. I have written on some of the possible side effects here, but generally when you take this drug you can experience short term side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision and diarrhea just to name a few.

The dangerous side effects are many; you will see some people suffering from insomnia, shaking, panic and even depression. What is also worrying is that Duromine causes an increase in high blood pressure and if not properly monitored, this could lead to a heart attack or stroke. This can be very serious, as a lot of people think you cannot die taking this medication. This is why doctors are selective about who they prescribe it to.

Addiction – The addiction to Duromine is real and this is why it is prescribed to patients for such a short period of time (taken up to 12 weeks). The drug has addictive properties and many patients who take it often feel like they have incredible highs, followed by rock bottom lows. Doctors who prescribe this drug will often look at the patients’ medical history to ensure that they do not have a history of prescription abuse or addiction.

As you can see, although Duromine is an approved drug, it is not something that is 100% safe. This is why I continue to stress that this drug should only be taken under the orders of a doctor. This is not something that casual dieters should take. This is only for people who are morbidly obese who suffer from illnesses related to their weight. This is not recommended for people with other body types, especially those who want to lose a few pounds here and there.  The dangers are real and even though you might feel that it can’t happen to you, anything is possible.

28 thoughts on “Is Duromine Dangerous?”

  1. Hi, i stay in Soweto..i need to know where can i get hold og Duromine and how much does it cost?
    do i need a pescription from the doctor?

    kind regards


  2. You can get it from Clicks Pharmacy or Dischem and sure you need a prescription. It shouldnt cost mo than R270.

  3. Hi? I wud like 2no can duromine b taken during the fasting month- where I take it at 4 in the morning after we eat- then sleep- but all day no eating or drinking!!!

    So whats the best advice ?

    ThankS 😉

  4. hi i wants to know if i use duromine and , start say mabye with a blurred vision, must i stop the pills , can it be dangerous, or will it get worse if i dont stop drinking the pills

  5. Hi, just wondering I am taking Duromine at the moment. my heart is constantly racing and I sometimes get the shakes, During the day I sometimes find it hard to take DEEP breathes., IS THIS NORMAL? Please someone help I am trying to lose weight for a VERY long time and I want to succeed with Duromine.


  6. Hi NaBeeLa,
    yeah you can have it but it makes you thirsty and want to drink your lips will dry out but it sure suppresses your apitite lol

  7. So you all know duromine is a drug correct… a strand of speed…. it will show up on a road side drug test, from a nurses point of you as im a nurse myself, becareful dont be stupid and play willy nilly with this drug.

  8. i have duromine and it keeps me so awake… but hope to see results in the coming weeks… it cost $89.00 HERE IN AUSTRALIA….good luck all..

  9. The price depends on the strength of the tablets that the doctor prescribes for each individual. You can get the 15mg for $80 from chemist works. Shop around as you may be able to get it cheaper. Hope this helps.
    Cheers & have a great day

  10. I have just been prescribed duromine for the 2nd time (12 months since took 1st script)
    Within the last 2days I have been informed that duromine has recently been recalled in some countries due to to links with heart valve problems even death!! Im shocked my doc never informed me this, my source of info came from 2 different friends that have just been to their doctors also trying to get scripts and their doctors wouldnt allow them the scriptbecause of the risks, does anyone have more info on this matter.

  11. I have been on duromine 30mg for a week now,reducing my calorie intake and cut out my alcohol completely.I am experiencing the most terrible effects.I have horrible headaches that’s debilitating.I’m experiencing dizziness-almost like a ” fuzzy” feeling in my head.It feels like i have a hangover the whole time!I get sick when i try to eat and have a funny tingleling” sensation on the left side of my face.Are all these symptomes to be expected?I stopped the duromine and already I’m starting to feel a bit better.Could duromine induce a stroke?I don’t know if i will take it again.

  12. I took Duromine for 3 months and have lost weight,please can someone tell me if I can take duromine again after a months break.

  13. I’ve been using Duromine 30mg for about 3 years now, on and off!! Duromine can be purchased from any pharmacy and its about R260-00 for a month. You can use it after a months brake again. The only side effect I have is that at the moment, after I had a Historectomy, I cannot seem to loose any weight. Previously I lost +/- 20Kg. I had to stop using Duromine due to the surgery for about 6 months.

  14. Hi. I’ve been using Duromine 30mg for 2 months. I lost 24pounds within 2 months. Strangely, I did not have any of the symptoms you guys were talking about. My doctor advised me to take only 15 pills in a month. I didn’t take it every day. That means, I have to skip one day before I have the second pill. Is it okay for me to carry on with it since I do not have any serious symptoms?

  15. Hi i have been on Duromine since the 1st of June 2012 today is the 11th July 2012 so 41 days i have lost on the scales to 6th july 7 KG in total and found that by measuring with a tape around my waist with a tape i had lost 10cm this was my WOW factor for the drug, side effects at the start were sleepless night, dizzyness, and dry lips, maybe light headed and had a sick feeling. but these were all in the first few days or maybe a week at the start. i am only on the 30mg, it also takes will power to be on these, to make you drink the water as im not a water drinker this maybe is my biggest challanges, i have completely stops all my junk food intake and coke zero intake which i lived on every day and due to my work hours i am now taking a healthy lunch to work and even eating fruit. I have had awsome results and cant wait for my final weight loss when i finish my 3 months supply. I have been advised that another good pill to take is called Jadera thsi si meant to be 100% all natural, i cant seem to find any other information on these on the internet, a friend has been on these for 30 days and she has lost 6kg. these can be purchased through a ladie on facebook on her private page at $20 per 30 tablets. with a postage cost if your not local to her. does anyone else have any information on these as i thought i may try these after my 3 months is over on the Duromie. cheers and thanks for reading

  16. hi my partner has been takin 15mg of duromine for 7 days and has to stop taking them due to SERIOUS side effects to this drug he has been fainting for the past 2 days and extremly raised heart rate and he had a small seizure… cause he was feeling unwell 2 days ago he stopped taking them and has not taken them since…. i would strongly advice anybody wanting or taking this medication for weight lose to be very careful as altho it may make u loose weight it can make u very sick aswell… please make sure it is ur best option for weight lose… could anybody tell me how long will these side effects last for even if he not taking tablets anymore..

  17. I got a script for Duromine for 2 months but have not started it yet. We’re planning on trying to get pregnant early next year. How long should we wait after finishing with Duromine before trying to get pregnant?

  18. @jess if you have the constant feeling of not being able to take a deep breath stop taking immediately. i experienced this in my first month of taking it but only lasted 20 mins or so and only happebed twice so far. it is a horrible feeling but if it is only lasting a short time continue on them but if it comes back slow your breathing close your eyes and relax yourself because panicing and trying to breathe deeply will worsen the symptom and can give you a panic attack. just remember stay calm and relaxed smal breaths and it will pass quickly x

  19. @tracey from Australia. just wondering what chemist your collecting your script from because mine is costing me $132 aud 🙁

  20. For those who want to get Duromine, PLEASE, PLEASE look up the dangers first, then if u still wish to take it then know that you have a big possibility of having trouble all your life. 40 years ago I did not have the luxury of the net and at the time it was fine in the beginning, but as time went by my eyes started to go funny, it looked like I was looking through water all the time, and I could see my heart beat in my eyes.
    My heart raced so much I could not sleep properly and that was months after I stopped taking it.
    Eventually I asked the chemist what the side effects were so he looked it up, he said it effected the eyes, heart and liver, well it has effected my eyes, I have two leaky heart valves (which is one of the things it said) and my liver is sore.
    Because I was scared of becoming addicted I only took it for a few days to get me started on a diet and had a rest for weeks and a few days again, which went on for a couple of years, and it still effected me.

  21. I take 100mg of pristiq a have just started taking 30mg of duromine arevtheybok to take together an will the duromine still wrk please help

  22. Hey this is Monailane from RSA. I am hypersensitive to Penecilin and Bactrim, n was diagnosed with Stevens Johnson. Is it safe to take Duromine?

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