Q. What does Ionamin do?
A. Ionamin is used as an appetite suppressant. It is used in conjunction with an overall diet plan to reduce weight .
Q. How does Ionamin work?
A. Ionamin is an appetite suppressant. It 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.
Q. How effective is Ionamin?
A. Ionamin is an effective form of therapy for the obese patient that 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 a graded exercise program.
Q. Do you need a physical examination before you can start taking Ionamin?
A. It is advisable to consult your doctor about the potential risks involved with taking Ionamin. It should NOT be taken if you have any of the following conditions: high blood pressure, over-active thyroid, glaucoma , Diabetes Mellitus , emotional problems, pregnant, currently breast-feeding and have taken before, or are taking Ionamin / other diet pills.
Q.What is the recommended dosage of Ionamin?
A. Ionamin is best taken on an empty stomach approximately one hour before breakfast each morning. Because this medication may cause sleeplessness, avoid taking a dose late in the day. Take Ionamin as prescribed. Do not take it more often or longer than directed. Use in combination with other appetite suppressant medication is generally not recommended.
Q. Does Ionamin have any known side effects?
A. Blurred vision, dry mouth, sleeplessness, irritability, stomach upset or constipation may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or become bothersome, contact your doctor.
Q. How long can the medication be taken?
A. Ionamin is a short-term drug that helps you to start losing weight and then keep on going when you are ready to carry on. Your body starts to build up a resistance to the effects of this medication after a few weeks of treatment. To continue losing weight and prevent its return, you must develop and continue on a long-term basis - good dietary, exercise, and behavioral habits.
Q. What are the possible drug interactions with Ionamin?
A . Inform your doctor / physician about all the medicines you buy, (prescription and nonprescription) especially if you buy high blood pressure medicine or MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) or any other weight loss drug. Decongestants are commonly found in over-the-counter cough and cold medicine.
Q.Does long term use of Ionamin affect health?
A. Since Ionamin is prescribed for short term treatment of obesity; there are no clinical findings of the long term effects of this drug.