Ionamin is used as an appetite suppressant. It is used in conjunction with an overall diet plan to reduce weight.
Drug Class: Appetite suppressants
Ionamin is a name brand of Phentermine diet pills.
How to take IONAMIN (brand name Phentermine)
Take on an empty stomach, once daily, 30-60 minutes before breakfast. The tablet may be broken or cut in half. Do not crush or chew tablet.
Because this medication may cause sleeplessness, avoid taking a dose late in the day. Take this medication as prescribed. Do not take it more often or longer than directed.
Side Effects of IONAMIN (brand name Phentermine)
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, inform your doctor.
Precautions when taking Ionamin (brand name Phentermine)
Tell your doctor your complete medical history especially if you have high blood pressure, an over-active thyroid, glaucoma, diabetes or emotional problems.
Consult with your doctor if you think you are pregnant or before breast-feeding.
Alcohol can increase unwanted side effects of dizziness. Limit alcohol use. This drug is not recommended for use in children. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
IONAMIN Drug Interactions
Inform your doctor about all the medicines you use, (prescription and nonprescription) especially if you take high blood pressure medicine or MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) or any other weight loss medicine.
Avoid “stimulant” drugs that may increase your heart rate or blood pressure such as decongestants or caffeine. Decongestants are commonly found in over-the-counter cough and cold medicine.
Missed Dose of Ionamin (brand name Phentermine)
If you miss a dose, do not double the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Storage of IONAMIN (brand name Phentermine)
Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.