Duromine vs. Panbesy

Last updated on May 29th, 2018 at 11:42 am

These days, there are many weight loss medications to choose from, and Panbesy and Duromine are among them. If you can’t choose between them, you should take a few important steps, such as talking to your doctor and making a detailed comparison.

Duromine and Panbesy are available in many countries and prescribed to those patients who suffer from obesity and want to lose fat.

One can buy Panbesy in Hong Kong and Singapore

(The suppliers are Euro Asia Medico and DCH Auriga.)

Duromine is sold in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia

(The suppliers are iNova and Bausch & Lomb.)

Both medications contain the same active ingredient, phentermine, and this means that their risks, effects and benefits are very similar. Keep in mind that Panbesy and Duromine may result in developing drug dependence because of their active anorexigenic component. That’s why it’s possible to buy them only with a prescription received from a licensed doctor.

These meds are prescribed by physicians and other healthcare providers to treat obesity, and they both belong to the same pharmacological group of drugs called amphetamines. Remember that Panbesy and Duromine can be taken:

  • only as a short period of time, not more than 12 weeks;
  • combined with certain diet changes and regular workouts.

Duromine and Panbesy are not only used to treat obesity. They are often administered by those patients whose excess weight leads to certain health risks.

However, these medications have specific differences in addition to many similarities, regardless of the fact that they contain the same active ingredient.

Duromine vs Panbesy

Dosage form

Dosage strength

Active substance

Duromine

extended-release capsules

15mg, 30mg and 40mg capsules

Phentermine resin complex

Panbesy

capsules

15mg and 30mg capsules

Phentermine hydrochloride

When it comes to producing Duromine capsules, phentermine ion-exchange resin complex is used, while phentermine hcl is used to manufacture Panbesy pills. The most significant aspect about the ion-exchange complex is that it works by slowing down the release of phentermine.

  • Duromine provides patients with quite long-term anorectic effects that may last up to 24 hours.
  • Duration of Panbesy effects can’t exceed 18 hours.

Many overweight patients wonder if they can take Panbesy as a certain alternative to Duromine. The good news is that it’s possible to take Panbesy 15 mg capsules instead of Duromine 15 mg capsules and vice versa, but you can’t find Panbesy in its 40 mg strength because it doesn’t exist, unlike Duromine.

So, if you’re prescribed to take the latter one in its maximum dosage (40 mg), you can’t substitute it with Panbesy. Don’t forget that the effectiveness and safety of both meds that treat obesity are proven by many clinical studies and trials.

Duromine or Panbesy capsules cannot be chewed or crushed before use. They should be taken only once daily (in the morning before food intake). About 24-hour interval should be between the doses taken.

Finally, you also need to find out more about specific contraindications for taking Panbesy and Duromine. Their list includes:

  • glaucoma;
  • anorexia;
  • heart problems;
  • hyperthyroidism;
  • increased blood pressure;
  • cerebrovascular disorders;
  • alcohol or drug dependency.

Female patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding can’t take these meds because of certain health risks and side effects.

Take into account that both drugs can’t be combined with MAO inhibitors because of serious contraindications. They can be prescribed by doctors only to those patients who are at least 12 years old but not older than 65. It’s easy to order and buy Panbesy and Duromine online, but you need to have a prescription.