Duromine vs. Dexamphetamine

Last updated on May 29th, 2018

Suppressing the appetite is, probably, the most important thing in the whole weight loss process. Striving to achieve the desirable effect, people frequently start taking measures, including diverse diets, exercising and so on. However, it all appears to be commonly ineffective and can not produce fast and positive results.

At this point, some more serious steps should be taken, such as medication treatment course. But each stage generates new issues, and the proper choice is inevitable here. Selecting the necessary weight loss drug, one should consult a healthcare provider to ensure the drug safety and efficiency in your personal case.

While the pharmaceutical market is filled with various weight loss treatments, it is rather difficult to opt for the best one. Phentermine-containing drugs are generally approved as having the best influence on the body, though there are multiple other great options.

Duromine is a leading derivative of Phentermine that guarantees fast and incredible results.

Dexamphetamine contains another active component, but the action is approximately the same.


Duromine and Dexamphetamine is sympathomimetic amines with central stimulant activity. They have the same mechanism of action and preserve numerous common features

First of all, providing a serious impact over the patient’s body, both medications require a consultation and prescription. Inform your healthcare specialist about all health issues that you have and medications that you are taking to ensure that the drug is safe for your condition and to prevent negative contraindications and interactions.

Besides, the medications share common contraindications and are not recommended for:

  • pregnant and breastfeeding women,
  • patients with a history of cardiovascular disease,
  • hypertension and hyperthyroidism.


Such eating disorders, as anorexia nervosa, and concurrent treatment with MAO inhibitors, make up a complete restriction

Contraindications to use also include agitated states and hypersensitivity to sympathomimetic amines

Moreover, Duromine and Dexamphetamine have multiple common side effects that include diarrhea, constipation, nausea, dizziness, headaches, insomnia, and overstimulation of the central nervous system.


Unlike Duromine, Dexamphetamine is not intended for the treatment of obese people and is not approved for use as a component of a complex therapy for obesity.

Medications have different medical indications for use:

  • Duromine is approved as a drug that is used to treat overweight and obesity in adolescents aged 12 years and older, and in adults
  • Dexamphetamine is used to treat narcolepsy and the ADHD syndrome in children aged 3 years and older, adults and elderly.

Thus, the use of Dexamphetamine for the treatment of obesity is “off label”. Although this psychostimulant is capable of reducing appetite, its anorectic effect is a side effect and may adversely affect overall patient’s health and well-being.

The difference between Dexamphetamine and Duromine also lies in the dosage forms of these drugs:

Duromine is available in form of 15 mg, 30 mg, and 40 mg oral capsules

Dexamphetamine is available in form of 5 mg oral tablets

Duromine or Dexamphetamine must be prescribed by a doctor, in accordance with the existing patient’s disease. The therapeutic dose and treatment duration are also determined by the healthcare provider.

Independent use of any of the drugs is not recommended, since it can contribute to the occurrence of undesirable side effects and serious complications.