How soon can I start trying to conceive after using Duromine?

Duromine is the most popular weight loss drug in Australia. This drug is administered to Australian men and women with a BMI more than 25. Duromine pills can be prescribed to obese women, whose excess weight interferes with conceiving and carrying fetus to term.

Duromine weight loss drug is contraindicated during pregnancy. Pregnant women were not involved in the clinical trials of Duromine. Animal studies have shown that Duromine can cause congenital malformations in newborns (heart defect, cleft lip and cleft palate). These defects develop at the beginning of pregnancy.

During the first trimester of pregnancy,  various systems of the body and internal organs are formed in the fetus. During this period, the fetus is most vulnerable to the adverse effects of drugs.

During the second and third trimester of pregnancy, the use of the anorectic drug is also not safe and can lead to violations of the child’s development and problems during childbirth or immediately after it.

Because of the potential risks to the fetus that Duromine creates, women of childbearing age should use reliable contraceptives while using slimming pills. This helps prevent unwanted pregnancy.

Besides the question on Duromine use during pregnancy, the following question can be met on different forums:

“When can I plan pregnancy if Iuse Duromine (Phentermine) every day?”

Many women are concerned about a serious health risk to the fetus even after Duromine discontinuation.

This is understandable, because the long-term use of the drug, although helps to reduce body weight, can also affect the work of the endocrine system and the central nervous system.

To ensure a proper function of the endocrine system, it is important to eat correctly and observe the regime of the day. Duromine reduces appetite, so women, who are planning pregnancy, can skip meals, reduce portion sizes and limit the consumption of useful foods.

Improper nutrition and long-term nutritional deficiencies negatively affect the endocrine system and can contribute to a hormonal imbalance.

Therefore, if a woman plans to conceive a child after a Duromine course, her body needs some time to recover the endocrine profile and the reproductive functions.

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The clinical trials have demonstrated that 60% – 85% of the anorexigenic agent Phentermine is excreted from the body within 72 hours after the intake of a single dose.

Despite this fact, doctors recommend to plan conception no earlier than 10-15 weeks after Duromine discontinuation. This period is required to make sure of the absence of long-term side effects that can occur after Duromine discontinuation (drug dependence, depression, anxiety).

If a woman took Duromine before pregnancy and now she wants to continue medical treatment of obesity after giving birth, the newborn should be switched to bottle-feeding.

Phentermine (the active ingredient of Duromine pills) can pass into breast milk and through its action cause insomnia and overstimulation of the baby’s central nervous system. You should not breast-feed when using Phentermine.