Ionamin is an appetite suppressant mainly famous for weight
loss as the short-term management of obesity. It works best along
with diet, exercise and behavior therapy. Ionamin is an effective
form of therapy for the patient who needs to lose weight to decrease
diseases associated with significant obesity. The magnitude of the
weight loss will depend on the degree of caloric restriction and
the use of exercise.
Ionamin is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. It is also known as an "anorectic" or "anorexigenic" medication. Ionamin stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite.
Ionamin is best taken on an empty stomach approximately one hour before breakfast each morning. Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take this medicine about 30 minutes to 1 hour before meals. This medication is to be swallowed whole, preferably in midmorning. As Ionamin may cause sleeplessness avoid taking it late in the day. Take your last dose of the day at least 4 to 6 hours before bedtime.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is after 4 pm , skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed because this Drug can be habit forming.
Duration of usage
Ionamin is meant for short-term use. It helps you to start losing weight and then keep on going, when you are ready to carry on. Don't think that continuous use will increase the benefit of the pill, as your body starts to build up a resistance to the effects of this medication after a few weeks of treatment. It is always advised to take help from the pill but not to get addicted to it.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include restlessness, tremor, rapid breathing, confusion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps.
- Some Drugs or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. Inform your Doctor or Pharmacist of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking.
- Do not use ionamin if you are also taking Furazolidone, Guanadrel, Guanethidine or Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs).
- Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy or if you are breast-feeding.
- Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.
- You must not exceed the recommended dose or take this medicine for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. Exceeding the recommended dose or taking this medicine for longer than prescribed may cause serious Side Effects.
- Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Ionamin.
- Do not miss any medical appointments while taking the drug and before any medical or dental treatments, emergency care or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Ionamin.
- Do not take Ionamin if you are pregnant.
- Its not known whether Ionamin is excreted in breast milk or not but for safety's sake do not take Ionamin while breast feeding.
- Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed.
- Do not use Ionamin for other health conditions.
Usage of Ionamin may in some cases lead to:
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Stomach upset or constipation may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
Other adverse events include central nervous system effects, gastrointestinal disturbances and changes in libido
Ionamin must be stored at room temperature below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. Do NOT store Ionamin in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down. Do NOT keep the medicine past it's expiration date. Ionamin should be kept out of children's reach
The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.