Ionamin is one of the trademarks for complex ion exchange Phentermine, which was approved by the FDA on May 4, 1959. Extended-release capsules Ionamin are produced by UCB, Inc Pharmaceutical Company. U.S. pharmaceutical market had been offering Ionamin in extended-release capsules of 15 mg and extended-release capsules of 30 mg. Currently, Ionamin weight loss drug isn’t available in the U.S.
In the U.S., extended-release capsules, containing ion exchange complex Phentermine, were produced not only by UCB, Inc Company.
They are available in retail under different trademarks. Given that Ionamin extended-release capsules were the first to appear on the market, other extended-release capsules, containing ion exchange complex Phentermine, are Ionamin generics.
In the U.S., you can buy Ionamin generics under such trademarks, as Phentermine Resin 30 and Phentermine Resin Complex.
Quantum Pharmics Ltd Company produces extended-release capsules Phentermine Resin 30. Currently, Phentermine Resin 30 capsules are taken off the market.
U.S. pharmacies dispose another Ionamin generic, named Phentermine Resin Complex, which is produced by Lannett Holdings Inc Pharmaceutical Company.
- Extended-release capsules Ionamin generic (Phentermine Resin Complex) are available in dosages of 15 mg and 30 mg.
Phentermine Resin Complex capsules have the same pharmacological, pharmacodynamic and therapeutic properties, as the original extended-release capsules Ionamin. Given that Phentermine Resin Complex is an Ionamin generic, doctors prescribe these weight loss drugs in the same doses for the obesity treatment.
- Extended-release capsules Ionamin and weight loss drug Phentermine Resin Complex are designated, as short-term supplement to a weight loss program, which includes restricting calories and increasing physical activity.
Ionamin and Ionamin generics are prescribed for treating exogenous obesity in obese people with a BMI of 30 or above, and with a BMI equal to and greater than 27, in other risk factors (hyperlipidemia, hypotension, diabetes mellitus).
It is recommended starting anti-obesity therapy by taking one capsule of Ionamin 15mg or Phentermine Resin Complex15mg. If necessary, daily dose may be increased to Ionamin 30 mg or Phentermine Resin Complex 30mg.
Extended-release capsules Ionamin or Ionamin generics should be taken with breakfast. Weight loss capsules, containing ion exchange complex Phentermine, should not be taken in the afternoon or in the evening, as they may cause sleeplessness and irritability. Capsules Ionamin or Ionamin generics should be taken no later, than 6-8 hours before bedtime.
Ionamin differs from Ionamin generics (Phentermine Resin Complex) not only by the brand name, but also by packaging design and price. Typically, price of the original extended-release capsules Ionamin (manufacturer UCB, Inc) is several times higher, than the price of Ionamin generic (Phentermine Resin Complex).