It should be noted that the only distributor of sympathomimetic substance Phentermine Resin at the pharmaceutical market in Australia is INova Pharmaceuticals. Since 2011, Australian pharmaceutical company – iNova is a part of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, the head office of which is in Canada.
Phentermine Resin Valeant and Phentermine Resin iNova drugs for weight loss are included in Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) in the second half of 2012. By their nature, these drugs are identical. They have the same active substance, dosage and way of application.
Each capsule of these drugs for weight loss contains the same active ingredient Phentermine Resin in the form of ion-exchange resins with prolonged action. This anorexigenic substance affecting the certain centers of the brain suppresses appetite and promotes rapid saturation even when consuming small portions of food.
Phentermine Resin: Indications and usage
Phentermine Resin iNova and Phentermine Resin Valeant are used to treat obesity in adults and children older than 12 years, whose body mass index (BMI) is higher than 30 kg/m2. However, they can also be used in patients with BMI of 25-29.9 who develop the risk of obesity.
These medications are manufactured in capsules with the dosage of 15mg, 30mg and 40mg.
Phentermine Resin capsules are taken during breakfast without chewing them and with drinking plenty of water (at least 100ml). Avoid using the drug in the evening, so this may cause insomnia.
The recommended initial dose is Phentermine Resin 30mg per day.
In rare cases, the initial dose can be increased up to Phentermine Resin 40 mg per day when treating obesity in patients with the excessively large body weight.
Obesity therapy in adolescents should be started with the lowest dose – 15 mg, gradually increasing it in the case of low result of the treatment. Do not increase on your own the prescribed therapeutic dose; the therapeutic effect can remain the same. However, high dose can increase the risk of side effects.
Phentermine Resin: Adverse reactions
Unfortunately, it should be noted that Phentermine Resin is able to cause side effects from many organs and systems. For example, rapid heart rate, pain in the chest and high blood pressure are observed from the cardiovascular system. Rarely, cases of angina and stroke were observed.
- Patients complain of side effects from central nervous system, such as excessive nervousness, irritability, dizziness, tremors, headaches and insomnia. In rare cases, the feeling of euphoria may turn into depressive states and fatigue.
Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and unpleasant taste in the mouth are the symptoms of side effects from the gastrointestinal tract. Phentermine Resin drug may cause the loss or reduction in sexual desire, impotence.
However, it should be noted that side effects were observed only in the first days of using Phentermine Resin capsules until the body gets used to the drug.
Many side effects of Phentermine Resin are known, but there is always the risk of new and unpredictable reactions. Often, they can develop because of polypharmacy (simultaneous use of multiple medications).
Phentermine Resin: Drug interaction
Phentermine Resin Valeant should be prescribed with caution in those patients who are taking medications of central action for the treatment of hypertension (clonidine, methyldopa and guanethidine), as this drug may reduce their hypotensive effect.
- Simultaneous use of Phentermine Resin with MAO inhibitors is not recommended because this can lead to a hypertensive crisis. The simultaneous use of Phentermine Resin with thyroid hormones may contribute to excessive stimulation of the central nervous system.
Avoid drinking alcohol during the obesity treatment, since alcohol can enhance the effect of Phentermine Resin and cause unwanted reactions.
Phentermine Resin: Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Phentermine Resin iNova and Phentermine Resin Valeant anorexigenic drugs are not recommended for pregnant and nursing mothers, as there is no clinical data on Phentermine Resin impact on fetal development and child’s health.
Phentermine Resin Valeant and Phentermine Resin iNova description
Phentermine Resin Valeant and Phentermine Resin iNova are produced in capsules that have three colors; each dose has its own color.
- Phentermine Resin 15 mg capsules have grey and green color.
- Phentermine Resin 30 mg capsules have grey and red brown color.
- Phentermine Resin 40 mg capsules have grey and orange color.
The only difference between the capsules of Phentermine Resin Valeant and Phentermine Resin iNova generic drugs is the name. They are imprinted with Valeant and iNova respectively.