Duromine and Alcohol: Сan they be combined and how do they interact?

Kathryn Bolton

Kathryn Bolton

APD, Anutr, Diabets, IBS

Kathryn Bolton is a dietitian practitioner. She helps people who care about their health and weight to eat better without saving on pleasure! She provides professional advice on healthy eating. The focus is on nutrition for people with diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and other diseases. Bachelor’s degree from Queensland University of Technology (Nutrition and Dietetics), member of the Society for Australian Independent Dietitian-Nutritionists (AIDNSoc) and the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).
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– Updated September 21, 2021

Some people can’t imagine a dinner without a glass of wine or a party without a bottle of beer. The weight loss journey is stressful, and some of us turn to alcohol because it helps them to relax and deal with hard times. 

Of course, the patient’s leaflet clearly states that the use of Duromine with alcohol is prohibited. Is it really? Completely? Can’t we enjoy a cold Balter at least once a month? Let’s see what you can expect after having partying find out if it’s allowed to drink your favorite alcoholic drink with Duromine.

Can you drink alcohol on Duromine?

Can Alcohol Stop Duromine From Working? – It is a very popular question among Duromine users. Some people don’t find any problem with drinking on Duromine; however, alcohol and different drugs can’t be taken together. Duromine is not an exception. 

Duromine is a very potent drug, and it already makes your body work differently. It provides a specific load to all of your internal organs. Both Duromine and alcohol exert some severe effects on your central nervous system. Your body can react dramatically the next time you decide to have a drink.

How long after taking Duromine can I drink alcohol?

According to studies, Duromine stays in your system for up to four days. However, it also depends on many factors like your weight, height, health conditions, and course duration. There shouldn’t be any severe effects if you drink a small portion of alcohol after 12 hours of taking the last Duromine capsule. But again, Duromine with alcoholic beverages interaction is very individual. 

Duromine adverse reactions with alcohol

Duromine, a well-known pharmacotherapeutic agent, can lead to specific undesirable effects. The consumption of alcoholic beverages could exacerbate these effects, including but not limited to dizziness, nausea, and palpitations. Even a minor quantity may intensify these symptoms, regardless of whether the dosage of Duromine is 15mg or 30mg.

The heightened reaction can be attributed to the fact that both Duromine and alcoholic beverages function as stimulants, influencing the central nervous system. Their combined use can aggravate side effects such as nervousness, dry mouth, and vomiting.

Experiencing adverse effects necessitates immediate consultation with your healthcare provider.

How does alcohol influence your weight loss journey?

Adverse effects are only part of the equation. Alcoholic beverages are typically calorie-dense and often contain additional elements that may promote fat accumulation. Furthermore, they have the potential to stimulate appetite, leading to overeating.

It’s crucial to note that consuming these beverages may counteract Duromine’s effect, rendering your weight loss efforts futile. It’s also worth mentioning that such drinks can lead to water retention, further hindering your weight loss journey.

So, is it permissible to consume such beverages while on Duromine? The decision lies with you. However, careful consideration is advised before unwinding with a glass of wine. The potential consequences and undesirable interactions between Duromine and these beverages should now be more evident.


Combining Duromine with alcohol is not recommended due to potential adverse effects. While Duromine aids in weight loss, alcohol can counteract its benefits and increase the risk of side effects. Each individual’s response varies, but it’s crucial to prioritize safety. Always consult your healthcare provider before making any significant changes to your lifestyle while on Duromine. An informed approach ensures a healthier and more effective weight management journey.


5 thoughts on “Duromine and Alcohol: Сan they be combined and how do they interact?”
  1. I’ve been on Duromine for a month and I did have a couple of beers one evening. Didn’t feel any side effects though. Does that mean I can safely drink?

    • Charlie, just because you didn’t have any immediate side effects doesn’t mean it’s safe. Everyone reacts differently to alcohol and medications

      • Absolutely right, Maria Eduarda. Charlie, even if you didn’t experience side effects immediately, it doesn’t mean there won’t be any in the future. Always consult your healthcare provider before making decisions like this.

  2. I must admit, I do miss my evening wine while on Duromine. But reading this article and all your comments, I understand the risks. And health comes first!

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