Ionamin capsules at the international market

Ionamin is one of the most popular brand names of anorexigenic drug Phentermine. In the USA, brand Ionamin has been known since 1959. Phentermine drug has been sold at the U.S. pharmacies for the first time under this brand.

The FDA approved Ionamin (Phentermine) drug as an obesity treatment on May 4, 1959. A license to sell Ionamin in the USA was granted to UCB, Inc company. Between 1959 and 1973, UCB, Inc was the only supplier of Phentermine drug in the USA.

During this period, UCB company has invested millions of dollars in the advertising of brand Ionamin.

  • Therefore, even when Phentermine drug was sold in the USA under other brand names, retail sales of Ionamin (Phentermine) capsules remained high.

Ionamin sales were significantly reduced in the USA when about ten companies had the license to sell anorexigenic drug Phentermine in the USA. Competitive struggle between the manufacturers and suppliers of Phentermine led not only to the reduction of retail price of this drug, but also to the reduction of Ionamin sales.

Under these conditions, UCB, Inc. decided voluntarily to withdraw Ionamin capsules from the U.S. market and to start promoting Ionamin at the pharmaceutical markets of other countries.

Ionamin capsules were withdrawn from the US market in January 1982 and since then these capsules have not been sold in the USA.

For decades, Ionamin capsules have been available at the UK pharmacies.

In the early 2000s, an attempt to withdraw the license to sell Ionamin capsules in the UK was made. However, after several court proceedings, the withdrawal of the license was recognized to be unwarranted, and the sale of Ionamin slimming drug has been renewed in the UK.

Ionamin is the only drug containing anorexigenic agent Phentermine available at the UK pharmacies. In the 80s and 90s of the last century, Duromine (Phentermine) slimming drug was popular in the UK. However, today this drug is not sold in the UK.

If you have bought Ionamin capsules in the UK, make sure that you are taking the slimming product that is not a counterfeit.

Each package of real slimming capsules should have «Marketing Authorisation Number»:

«PL 00551/0224» – for Ionamin 15mg capsules
«PL 00551/0225» – for Ionamin 30mg capsules

If you decide to buy Ionamin slimming capsules but have never taken them, you should consult a doctor. Regardless of the country you live, you can get a prescription for Ionamin only after comprehensive medical examination.