Ionamin is an appetite suppressant otherwise known as Phentermine. It belongs in a class of drugs named anorexiants, and is a prescription drug used in cases where patients have not responded to an appropriate diet and exercise routine.
Ionamin works by stimulating your hypothalamus gland and affecting your neurotransmitters to reduce your appetite. The hypothalamus is the part of the brain that controls the nervous system, appetite and body temperature, among other things.
How do you take Ionamin?
Doctors usually recommend that you take Ionamin on an empty stomach, preferably an hour before meals. The pills must be taken whole or split in half – crushing or chewing can increase side effects and reduce Ionamin’s long-lasting action.
Only take as much as your doctor prescribes as there is a risk of overdose. Ionamin should also not be taken in conjunction with other diet pills. If you miss a dose then do not double-dose the next day. A dose taken late in the day may also cause insomnia.
Who should not take Ionamin
You should consult your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
Heart disease, Arteriosclerosis, Glaucoma, Thyroid problems, Anxiety, a seizure disorder such as epilepsy, Diabetes, a history of drug/alcohol abuse.
Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid Ionamin, as well as those who have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor in the last 2 weeks. Always check with your doctor first.
Ionamin Side Effects
Ionamin is habit-forming and is often qualified as addictive by doctors. Usage should be limited to only a few weeks. Users should speak to their doctors about any side effects that occur but I have listed some of the most common below.
If you notice these side effects, stop taking Ionamin/Phentermine immediately and call for emergency help:
Hallucinations or confused behaviour
Allergic reaction (typically swelling of the lips, tongue or throat)
High blood pressure or irregular heartbeat.
Other, less serious, side effects include restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, dry mouth and diarrhea.