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Posted by: Lolli | 2007/03/29

Duromine

Please advice, ive been prescribed duromine to loose weight. Ive read the instructions its very scarry. Has anyone used it and is all the trouble with it.

Please advice thanking you.

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Dear Lolli
Duromine pills are appetite suppressants, which contain a chemical substance called phentermine. Duromine is a schedule 5 medication, which means that it can only be prescribed by a medical dr. It is described as 'a short-term adjunct to mass reduction in conjunction with a reduced kJ intake (i.e. a diet)' in my copy of MIMS. Like all medications it can cause side-effects and should ideally not be used for longer than 3 months. Discuss the use of the medication with your dr or see a dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area) to help you lose weight without having to take diet pills.
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