What is Duromine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Phentermine

Phentermine is an appetite suppressant to help reduce weight when used short-term and combined with exercise, diet, and behavioral modification. It is typically prescribed for individuals who are at increased medical risk because of their weight and works by reducing appetite.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Weight loss 3 2
Support weight loss 2 2
Appetite change 1 2
Fatigue 1 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Duromine

Side effect Patients
Increased insomnia 1
Weight loss 1

Why patients stopped taking Duromine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 2
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Stopped taking Duromine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 6
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2 patient evaluations for Duromine

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mardijuel
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

See mardijuel's full Duromine history

Feb 1, 2012 (Started Dec 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: A lower dose avoids come down in moods and keeps you perky.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jan 23, 2012 (Started Dec 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take it only on days I work so the weekend and Wednesdays I have a rest which I think is important. Also if you're taking it for energy production then be careful to make sure to eat as you'll loose weight on this medicine. Take it early when you get up and by bed time you should sleep.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ShakyBabe
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ShakyBabe
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See ShakyBabe's full Duromine history

Feb 22, 2010 (Started Nov 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support weight loss)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

Jan 5, 2010 (Started Nov 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support weight loss)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Slowly, very slowly my weight is coming down, without side-effects, and without cravings.

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