When it comes to weight loss, some people need a little extra help to increase their metabolism to burn fat. In these cases, doctors may prescribe medications to help their patients lose weight. One of these drugs is Duromine. The main ingredient in Duromine is phentermine, which has an effect on metabolism similar to caffeine. Duromine does have side effects, which may include increased blood pressure, dry mouth, lightheadedness, fatigue, insomnia, change in sex drive, diarrhea and headaches. Be sure to speak with your doctor about the risks of taking Duromine. The medication can be dangerous for drug abusers and those suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes. Women who are pregnant, or are trying to get pregnant, also should not take Duromine.
Speak to your doctor before starting any health or exercise regimen.
Use the correct dosage. Duromine tablets come in three dosages, 15mg, 30mg and 40mg. The tablets should be taken once daily before breakfast. If you forget to take the tablet before breakfast, the tablet can be taken up to two hours after eating breakfast. Your doctor will determine which dosage is appropriate for you.
Get more exercise. To take full advantage of Duromine, you should work out at least three times a week for at least a half-hour each time. If you can, increase your workout to five times a week, with a healthy mixture of aerobic and weight training exercise.
Change your diet. The food that you eat can either hinder or help the Duromine in your system. Eat adequate amounts of protein and healthy carbs and stay away from foods heavy in refined sugar and unhealthy fats.
Chris Sherwood is a professional journalist who after years in the health administration field and writing health and wellness articles turned towards organic sustainable gardening and food education. He now owns and operates an organic-method small farm focusing his research and writing on both organic gardening methods and hydroponics.