Phentermine is an anorexigenic agent that has been used to manufacture anti-obesity drugs since the second half of the 20th century.
Ionamin is a trade name of diet pills containing Phentermine. Pills containing Phentermine have been first sold in the USA exactly under this trade name.
Phentermine dosage in an Ionamin pill can be 15mg or 30mg.
Besides anorexigenic agent Phentermine, each Ionamin pill contains excipients (inactive ingredients):
- FD&C Yellow No. 6 (Sunset Yellow, E110),
- D&C Yellow No. 10 (Quinoline Yellow, E104),
- amberlite resin,
- iron oxides (black),
- dibasic calcium phosphate (Dicalcium phosphate),
- magnesium stearate,
- titanium dioxide.
Ionamin (Phentermine) pills began to be sold in 1959.
Ionamin pills were sold at the U.S. pharmacies more than 20 years and in 1982 were withdrawn from the U.S. market.
In 1982, the suppliers of diet pills containing Phentermine at the U.S. market were dozens of companies.
Therefore, the withdrawal of Ionamin capsules from the market remained almost unnoticed for the U.S. physicians specialized in the drug treatment of obesity.
- Ionamin is not the only name of diet pills containing Phentermine.
Potential buyers of weight loss drugs know dozens of other trade names of drugs containing 15mg or 30mg of anorexigenic agent Phentermine.
The most popular names of these drugs are Duromine and Suprenza. Dozens of pharmaceutical companies sell diet pills not under original trade name, but under generic names Phentermine, Phentermine Hydrochloride, Phentermine HCl, Phentermine Resin.
Ionamin capsules can be replaced by any other drug containing Phentermine. However, it should be understood that if Ionamin pills cause severe side effects, drugs containing Phentermine should not be taken.
If you have any contraindications to Ionamin, other appetite suppressants can be used for weight loss available under different trade and generic names.
- Just as Ionamin (Phentermine), powerful appetite suppressants are sold by prescription only.
- Diet pills providing a moderate anorexigenic effect can be available without a prescription.
If you have been taking Ionamin diet pills but they are no longer sold in your city, try to get a prescription for other anorexigenic drugs. If RX diet pills are contraindicated to you, discuss with your doctor the possibility to use OTC anti-obesity medication for weight loss.