What is Ionamin?
Active substance of Ionamin is Phentermine.
Ionamin drug – is a sympathomimetic aminophylline similar to amphetamine. Ionamin is also known as “anorectic” drug. Ionamin stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain), increasing your heart rate and blood pressure and reduces the appetite.
Ionamin medication is used as a short-term supplement to diet and physical exercises in the treatment of obesity.
Do not take Ionamin tablets in:
- heart disease or high blood pressure;
- abuse of drugs or alcohol.
Before taking Ionamin drug, you should inform your doctor if you have:
- thyroid problems;
- anxiety disorder;
- epilepsy or convulsions
If you suffer from one or several diseases listed above, you should not take this drug or you need a special Ionamin dosage and constant medical supervision during its use.
Impact of Ionamin on the fetus is unknown. Do not take Ionamin medication by yourself, without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is also unknown whether Ionamin passes into breast milk. Do not take Ionamin drug by yourself, without first talking to your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Dosing and administration
Ionamin tablets should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Contact your doctor or pharmacist to clarify the indications for the drug use.
As a rule, Ionamin is taken on an empty stomach before breakfast.
Do not take Ionamin before bedtime because it can cause insomnia.
In any case, do not exceed the prescribed dose of Ionamin. Exceeding the dose can be dangerous.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled drug, do not take the missed dose. It is necessary to wait for the next dose. Use of Ionamin tablets late in the day (later than 6:00 pm.) can cause insomnia. Do not take a double dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Immediately contact your doctor.
Symptoms of Ionamin overdose include anxiety, tremor, rapid breathing, confusion, hallucinations, panic, aggressiveness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heart rhythm disorder and convulsions.
Precautionary measures when taking Ionamin
It is necessary to be careful when driving, operating machinery, or doing other activities that require you to be alert. Ionamin medication can cause dizziness, blurred vision or anxiety, it also can suppress the symptoms of extreme fatigue. If you experience such condition, avoid activities that require you to be alert.
What are possible Ionamin side effects?
In the case of manifestation one or more side effects, stop taking the drug and consult your doctor:
- Allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; or rash);
- Irregular heartbeat or very high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision);
- Hallucinations, abnormal behavior, confusion.
Occurrence of less serious side effects is more probably. Keep taking Ionamin and for sure tell your doctor if you experience the following symptoms:
- Anxiety or tremor;
- Nervousness or excitement;
- Headache or dizziness;
- Dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in the mouth;
- Diarrhea or constipation;
- Impotence; decreased or increased sex drive.
Ionamin drug is habit forming. Physical and psychological dependence occurs when taking this medication. After several weeks of Ionamin continuous use, withdrawal symptoms can occur if you stop taking the drug suddenly. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using Ionamin diet pills.
Ionamin drug interactions
Do not use Ionamin if you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate) or phenelzine (Nardil) in the last 14 days.
Do not take Ionamin simultaneously with other diet medicines without first talking to your doctor.
It is necessary to tell the doctor about all medications you are taking, especially: insulin or oral diabetes medication; blood pressure medications; antidepressants or guanethidine (Ismelin).
Ionamin may also interact with other drugs not listed in this list. When you take prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicines, you should consult your doctor.