Duromine with Antidepressants
Last updated on May 23rd, 2018
Can Duromine be used with antidepressants? – This topical question is asked by many people treating obesity. This is because obesity is often accompanied with depression. It happens that:
- depression causes uncontrolled hunger that leads to increase in body weight;
- weight problems lead to depression and to even greater weight gain.
Never use Duromine with antidepressants without first consulting your doctor. Duromine and depression treatment drugs have similar mechanism of action, but they have different effects.
Duromine is contraindicated in patients with depression. Antidepressants in turn are contraindicated in patients who take Duromine, amphetamine-like psychostimulant.
In some cases, Duromine should not be used even after depression treatment. For example, obese patients with depression, who took drugs of the group of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), can begin taking Duromine no earlier than 2 weeks after discontinuation of their use.
A list of MAOIs includes several oral and injectable drugs, including:
Men and women, who have taken tricyclic antidepressants or serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat depression, should use Duromine with caution.
These antidepressants can interact with Duromine or any other appetite suppressants.
The patient should inform the doctor if he is taking any of these antidepressants, including:
As a result of Duromine interaction with such drugs, the following serotonergic side effects may develop:
- Perspiring heavily
- Loss of muscle coordination
If the patient used Duromine with antidepressants and side effects mentioned above appeared, he must seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
If depression and anxiety symptoms appear during or after the discontinuation of Duromine use, such symptoms may indicate that the dose of these diet pills has not been matched correctly.
To minimize the risk of developing depression and avoid the need for using antidepressants, follow the recommendations for Duromine use.
If you experience depression or other side effects, Duromine dose can be reduced. To avoid depression development at the end of the treatment, it is better to gradually reduce the daily dose.