Duromine side effects with alcohol
Last updated on May 23rd, 2018
Almost all prescription drugs (Duromine too) must never be used with alcohol. After the use of Duromine and alcohol, efficacy of anti-obesity therapy is reduced, moreover, severe complications may occur.
Duromine drug contains active substance Phentermine, which stimulates the central nervous system (CNS). Alcohol also provides a strong impact on the CNS. Therefore, if people take Duromine pills along with alcohol, severe CNS side effects may arise.
Combined use of Duromine and alcohol can provoke:
- Sleep disorders and insomnia
- Headache, nausea and vomiting
- Change in pulse and blood pressure
- Mental disorders and abnormal behavior
- Dizziness, which may result in fainting.
The most severe side effects of Duromine and alcohol are difficult breathing and cardiovascular (heart) disorders. Therefore, combination of Duromine drug and alcohol can cause a real threat for health.
If a patient regularly drinks alcohol and takes Duromine, he can develop severe mental disorders (psychosis, aggression, anxiety). Apart from that, alcohol stimulates appetite and causes hunger. Hence, those people, who drink alcohol beverages, are very hard to control the amount of food they eat.
Alcohol is metabolized in the liver. If an obese patient consumes too much alcohol, his liver functions may be disturbed. Drinking alcohol periodically, a person puts himself at risk of severe liver disease.
Many overweight patients do not know that liver has a great role in the fight against obesity. Namely the liver splits up fatty acids in the fat tissue. Therefore, when the liver function is disturbed, the weight loss rate is slowed down.
In a single consumption of small doses of alcohol with Duromine 15 mg capsules, the incidence of side effects is low. A glass of favorite beer or wine does not block the action of the anorectic and unwanted effects develop quite rarely.
Occasionally, a glass of Mojito, Margarita or other cocktail is generally well tolerated, provided that alcohol consumption and Duromine administration are separated by a time window. This excludes their possible interaction.
Adverse reactions, even if they appear, are often time-limited and not severe, and largely depend on the individual characteristics of the obese patient.
Typically, this side effect doesn’t last long and practically does not affect the treatment efficacy. To prevent the development of any side effects, observe the time interval of at least 6 hours between the administration of Duromine capsules and small doses of alcohol.
Things are different though when people combine high doses of the anorectics with such spirits, as rum, whiskey, vodka or brandy.
Obese people with alcohol dependence can be prescribed Duromine course in combination with medications for the treatment of alcoholism. Only those drugs should be selected to fight alcohol dependence, which do not interact with Duromine and do not affect the central nervous system (e.g., Antabuse)
Alcohol abuse prevents Duromine action and has an opposite effect over the body.
As a result, people lose self-control, overeat and continue gaining excess weight.
An integral part of any alcoholic beverage is ethanol. Its action decreases the production of testosterone, which is the catalyst of the metabolic processes in the human body. Low testosterone levels slow down the metabolic process, which prevents weight loss and has a negative effect on weight.
It turns out that Duromine reduces appetite and blocks hunger, while alcohol on the contrary, increases the appetite and encourages people to eat more.
Therefore, if you want the obesity treatment to be as beneficial and efficient as possible, you should better give up alcohol, while using Duromine.
At the same time, if you take Duromine in combination with other drugs, you need to make sure that these contain no alcohol. Ethanol is the basis, in which some medicines are dissolved.
It is found in the composition of various mouthwashes, over the counter cough syrups, oral elixirs and liquids. These products contain small amounts of alcohol, which usually do not interact with Duromine, yet exceptions are possible.
Therefore, if you need to use another medication during the use of Duromine, check its composition and delimit their dosing by time.