Is it safe to take Duromine when having stomach ulcer?

Last updated on May 28th, 2018

Obesity and unhealthy diet can become the risk factors that promote the development of stomach ulcer. Patients with stomach ulcer should take Duromine pills with caution.

Duromine drug does not affect the gastric juice acidity and stomach mucosa. However, Duromine can interact with drugs for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.

The high efficiency of modern antacid drugs allowed refusing from the surgery for stomach ulcer. The pharmacological effect of antacids is aimed at the protection of stomach mucosa or the neutralization of stomach acid.

Antacids have been used for the treatment of stomach ulcer for more than 100 years.

The most popular antacid drugs are as follows:

Calcium carbonate

Sodium bicarbonate

Aluminum hydroxide

Magnesium carbonate

These drugs can interact with Duromine (Phentermine). Simultaneous use of antacids with Duromine may most often cause:

  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • dry mouth
  • flatulence
  • abdominal cramps

It should be noted that not all obese people develop undesired effects. Most of them successfully combine drug therapy for peptic ulcer and obesity.

In order to decrease the likelihood of Duromine interaction with antacids, patients using both drugs must take them at different times. The recommended interval between these medications makes 2-3 hours.

If stomach ulcer was caused by bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), antibiotics can be prescribed (Clarithromycin, Levofloxacin, Amoxicillin, Tetracycline and Metronidazole).

Some of these antibiotics may have a negative effect on the heart function and cause:

  • tachycardia

  • irregular pulse

  • chest pain

  • vomiting

  • constipation

The similar side effects may also appear after the use of Duromine weight loss capsules. When Duromine is used in the combination with antibiotics, the risk of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal effects increases.

If it is necessary to combine anti-ulcer therapy with Duromine pills, low doses of this anorexigenic drug are recommended for use. A decrease in the daily dose of Duromine will reduce the likelihood of side effects and increase safety of the drug therapy.

It is recommended to consult a doctor before the combined use of antibiotics and Duromine.

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Tips for obese patients with stomach ulcer

For the prevention and treatment of stomach ulcer, one should follow a diet:

  • Eat food low in fat
  • Eat food rich in fiber (fruits and vegetables)
  • Avoid eating fried food and fast food
  • Eat 5-6 times per day
  • Eat slowly, chewing food thoroughly
  • Avoid using carbonated beverages, coffee, tea and chocolate.

This diet can also be recommended as a long-term weight loss plan, which will help to lose weight more rapidly and effectively.