Last updated on May 16th, 2018
Prescription medicine Metermine is used for managing weight loss. It helps people lose weight, but is only part of a complete treatment program for obesity, which comprises:
- Low-carb diets.
- Increased levels of physical activity.
Metermine contains active substance Phentermine, in a once daily formulation. Phentermine (phenyl tertiary butylamine, C10H15N) affects the central nervous system and reduces appetite.
Information for a proper use
Metermine is a prescription medication that requires primary doctor’s consultations and instructions. That is why, before starting the treatment course, consult your healthcare provider and inform him/her about all the health problems you have and even minor issues.
To ensure that the drug blunts hunger throughout the day, just swallow one capsule of 15 mg, 30 mg or 40 mg with breakfast. The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients.
Patients, who get moderate or severe side effects with a dose of 30 mg, should try the lower dose of 15 mg. Such dose can be directly administered to patients with overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9).
Metermine does its work. It suppresses appetite and helps patients lose extra kilos. However, Metermine is classified as a moderately effective anti-obesity agent, so patients should not expect a very fast weight loss.
Metermine helps to lose 2-3 times more weight than people would lose only through exercise and low-calorie diets. In addition, this appetite suppressant helps to get rid of extra kilos to those patients, in whom lifestyle changes did not lead to weight loss.
The decrease in BMI is the main result of Metermine use
If prior treatment BMI was 26 -28 (overweight), it may get to 25 (normal weight).
Patient with class II obesity (BMI of 35 to 39.9), it could become class I (BMI of 30 to 34.9).
Metermine is used for short-term weight loss managing. The duration of daily use of Metermine 15 mg, 30 mg or 40 mg capsules should not exceed 3 months.
How safely does Metermine work?
Safety concerns are definitely of great value when people use Metermine. The effectiveness and safety level of the drug have been thoroughly investigated and studied during long-term tests and researches. The results of the studies have shown that Metermine produces a desirable weight loss effect in obese people, irrespective of the condition severity, age of the patient and other factors.
Besides the appetite suppression, Metermine has the potential to induce adverse reactions in some patients. Side effects may be an indication of the fact that the dose you use is too high or that you violate guidelines for timely medication administration, although not in every single case.
Common side effects of Metermine are:
Rare and unexpected reactions may be:
All medicines carry the risk of side effects, and Metermine is not unique in this sense. Patient should inform his doctor if he noticed any unwanted effect, especially if severe or persistent.
Where to buy Metermine?
In summer of 2004, Metermine was included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. Therefore, the anti-obesity medication is available for sale in many Australian pharmacies.
Cost of Metermine diet pills in Australian pharmacies varies, and can be quite high. It depends on:
- The wholesale price of the manufacturer.
- Markup percentage, set by the pharmacy.
If you want to pay less and not waste time on the purchase of medicines in the land-based drugstores, buy Metermine online.
Metermine is available in Australia, and not in other countries. However, its manufacturer, iNova company, supplies a similar weight loss medication to other countries. It is called Duromine and is sold in Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Australia.
If we ignore the logo and packaging, Duromine is a replica of Metermine. The only difference between these drugs is the price. Metermine is cheaper than Duromine, although the price difference is very small (usually less than 5%).