Duromine side effects with alcohol

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.

The frequency and severity of side effects when Duromine is combined with alcohol can depend on many factors, including:

  • Duromine dose used;
  • the amount and potency of alcohol consumed.

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.

  1. Most often, combination of low Duromine doses with low-alcohol drinks causes nervousness in obese patients.
  2. This side effect does not last long and is harmful through the fact nervousness can be followed by bad mood and unmotivated aggression.

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.

Constant administration of 30 mg and 40 mg Duromine capsules in combination with strong drinks leads to long-term adverse reactions, which may require additional treatment and even the drug discontinuation.
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.

It is established that the calories contained in alcohol have no nutritional value and can not satisfy hunger.
In fact, alcohol-containing drinks stimulate appetite, in the majority of obese people, making brain feel hunger.

  • 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.

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Cole
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Cole

Am I not allowed to drink even beer if I am on Duromine? It is not a strong alcoholic drink, so maybe I can drink it from time to time?

NO_ah
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NO_ah

just started Duromine two days ago. Went out with friends today and had one alcoholic drink. Made me so sick… I don’t think I will try such experiments again until I finish Duromine. Does everyone have such reaction?

sarah
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sarah

I also felt really sick last week, after having 2 mojitos at the party. It’s my second week on Duromine. I guess, we’re in the same boat here. =((

Layla
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Layla

what will happen if I had two glasses of wine yesterday? I am on Duromine 30 mg for 2 weeks.

key
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key

I have no problem drinking alcohol. Have a glass of wine here and there. Not sure why Duromine doesn’t make me sick.

Layla
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Layla

lucky you! def not my case =(

Dan
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Dan

Hi. Day 2 on Duromine. Headache is killing me. Any advice on that?

kev
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kev

drink more water and take Panadol. Why suffer?

Christine
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Christine

never ever will I have any alcohol while using Duromine. I thought that a couple of drinks won’t harm me. Lesson learnt, Duromine+alcohol = an evening and the next day thrown into trash =(((

Audrey
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Audrey

hi! I have a very delicate problem. I’ve been on Duromine for 8 weeks now and I keep noticing my sex drive increased very much. I am ready to do it all night every night. I am not sure what it is linked with: Duromine side effect or my weight loss of 15 kilos and subsequent changes in hormones? Does such side effect of Duromine even exist? Thank you

Eddy
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Eddy

definitely must talk my wife into using this drug…

fin
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fin

I am not sure if anyone else had this, but it seems to me that Duromine side effects manifest in quite an unpleasant way, once you consume any kind of diet drink or food that contains aspartame as a sweetener. Has anyone experienced/heard of anything like that, or it’s just my peculiar response to these two taken together? I wonder…

walt o_O
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walt o_O

then don’t eat and drink anything with aspartame and you won’t feel bad. What’s the problem?

Becky
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Becky

Hi. Name’s Becky. Was sceptical at first to write here but I read all your stories and am anxious to share mine. Its day 1 on Duromine 30mg for me and I didn’t eat anything all day, not on purpose but my job is pretty intense as its tons of paperwork almost everyday and I sort of forgot to eat. I had water throughout the day. It is 23:04 here in Africa and I still can’t seem to fall asleep. Been in bed for hours practically staring at the ceiling. Any helpful advise in regards to Duromine will be great.… Read more »

Alissa
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Alissa

is frequent urge to urinate one of Duromine side effects, or it is simply caused by too much water you drink while on Duromine? I even have to wake up during the night to do it.. so weird and a bit uncomfortable, especially since I work in the office full time.

Nancy
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Nancy

Hi I’m just wondering how long after finishing duramine can you start drinking alcohol again??

Bec
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Bec

Hi,

I am on day 3 of duromine and feeling great. I have actually had a drink whilst on it and felt ok however I have my hens weekend coming up on Friday and we will be doing a lot of drinking- can I just not take it over those 3 days and start back on them when I’m home? Will it affect my results?

Jason
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Jason

Just lay off the alcohol For fucksake! your only going to undo any good the duromine is designed to do. Or the other alternative is to remain obese!
#Simplereally twisted

Allan
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Allan

I just found this site and thought I would share my story. I have been taking duromine 30mg for about 8 weeks now and with great success. I have lost 16kg in total (I had lost 4kg before beginning the duromine) so far and hoping to loose another 5 or 6 kg. The duromine has helped suppress my appetite and that combined with walking for at least an hour everyday has seen a steady weight lose of between 1 – 1.5 kg a week. I have to admit to having the occasional drink (1 or 2 max) on a weekend… Read more »

Jo Granger
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Jo Granger

So it is safe to take Duromine and Antabuse?

Claire
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Claire

Hi, any tips on how to increase the effects of Duromine? I’ve just started today on 30mg. I need to lose about 20 kgs

Diana
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Diana

Hi there! I’m on day 3 of taking duramine 30mg tablets. So far my eating portion has decreased significantly with a loss of appetite and I’m starting to get so thirsty! I’ve noticed that rather than sleeping non- stop feeling sluggish all the time, I get a solid 6hour sleep & for the rest of the day have heaps of energy (so pretty happy about that). I’ll admit last night for dinner my friend and I ate out, where the food wasn’t exactly healthy. Upon eating and sneaking in my soft drink I thought I’d be in heaven. However, it… Read more »

Shellie Lee Young
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Shellie Lee Young

Hi I started Duromine 3 days ago and it is doing great with helping me not snack all day but it has made me more tired than normal. I do take sleeping tablets to help me sleep as I have insomnia, I am wondering if it is Duromine making me more tired or is Duromine clashing with my sleeping tablets? Just wondering if anyone had any advise?

Dee
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Dee

Hi, My name is Dee, I have been on Duromine for about 20 day’s inconsistently. Duromine does suppress my appetite & I eat 2-3 small meals a day. I do not get a dry month nor insomnia, however I sometimes get headaches & sever light headedness when I drink water or some foods during the day. I try drink as much water as I can but only manage to drink 800ml to 1L in a day ( on days I don’t train) I have a glass of wine or 2 or 3 ….over the weekends when I am not on… Read more »

Mumof2
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Mumof2

I have just started taking Duromine – lowest dose. I am about to head off on a Holiday, it will include alcohol. Should I take my Duromine in the morning on the days I will not be drinking and then not on the days I will enjoy a few more beverages – or just leave the Duromine at home and start back when I return home.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Funnily enough – I am using Duromine as a (completely off label) treatment for my narcolepsy. Since it is a type of amphetamine and is extremely wakefulness promoting. I have a new found lease on life thanks to this drug – I was honestly beginning to give up and let my chronic illness completely consume my life. I had tried every imaginable “legitimate” narcolepsy drug to no avail at all. Duromine has allowed me to be me again. And bonus of course – weight loss smile

Kylie
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Kylie

Hi Cole how did you get rid of your dry mouth and that horrible fury taste

sharon girling
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sharon girling

I’ve been on duromine 1 week and lost no weight is this normal

Denise
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Denise

Hi there, After reading all the comments here, I thought I would share my Duromine story. I am about 18kg overweight. I have been taking it for 5 weeks now and have lost exactly 5kg. I had trouble sleeping on on the first night. After that, I find I can sleep only 6-7 hours and don’t feel tired. (I’ve always needed a minimum of 8) The only other side effect has been a dry and nasty taste in my mouth but I drink lots of water and suck on mints which really helps. It has really helped me to stick… Read more »