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Duromine Dosing and Overdosing

Teresa Hong

Teresa Hong


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– Updated November 10, 2021

Dosage is one of the most important components of correct treatment. Therefore, it is very important to take exactly the dose of Duromine, which was prescribed by the doctor. This is the only way to avoid overdose and achieve the desired result. 

Wondering what happens in case you make a mistake and how to deal with consequences?

Let us get all this straightened out. 

Which Duromine dose should I use?

You probably already know that Duromine is available in three dosages, such as:

15 mg 30 mg 40 mg

The doctor will tell you which one to take during the consultation. The specialist will assess the state of your health and choose the appropriate dosage for you, and only if you comply with his recommendations, will you achieve the best results. 

The choice of dosage is a very individual process. Someone begins their journey with 15 mg and keeps using it during the entire 3-month treatment course. Some people need a dose of 30 mg if the lower dosage does not work. Someone has no contraindications and perfectly tolerates the highest dose. What is the highest dose of Duromine? It’s 40 mg, of course, and it should never be increased.

You may be prescribed the standard dose of 30 mg. But if you feel undesirable effects, then reducing the dosage or adjusting the dosing schedule is not a problem. Either way, the use of Duromine provides the best results when the drug is taken in accordance with the indications for use.

How to take Duromine effectively

How long to take?

The recommended period for using Duromine is 3 months. If you did not manage to lose all undesired extra kilos, you cannot extend the course on your own. Make a new weight loss plan and take time off from the use of Duromine, when the doctor tells you to do so. After 1-2 months, depending on the recommendations, you can get back to taking the drug and continue your journey with Duromine. 

Now that we have a clear understanding about the duration of the use of these pills, it is important to focus on how many times a day you can take Duromine. Just one pill can be taken within a 24-hour period. Even if you missed your appointment yesterday, you can’t catch up today by taking two at a time. This will cause unwanted side effects and result in an overdose.

When to take Duromine?

If you want to avoid insomnia, a common side effect of Duromine, the capsule should be taken in the morning on an empty stomach or during breakfast. Some forum members report that their results are better when they take pills on an empty stomach.

At the same time, others say they feel nausea when they ingest Duromine on an empty stomach. If this is your case, you can use a life hack that many patients resort to, namely: 

Eat a couple of spoons of yogurt or half a boiled egg with the pill.

Set the alarm early in the morning, take Duromine and keep enjoying your sleep until it’s the time for you to wake up.

This dosing regimen helps to avoid two problems at once: nausea caused by Duromine in the morning and sleep problems at night.

There are many discussions on the forum about the timing and frequency of the drug use. Check out Duromine Every Second Day? discussion regarding an alternative Duromine dosing schedule, that is, not every day, but every other day

This is also possible, since the effects of Duromine are too powerful for some people, and the body does not manage to remove the entire dosage within 24 hours. In this case, the drug accumulates in the body and causes severe side effects.

There are no strict instructions about the time of the day, when you must take the pills. After all, there are so many possible options why one or another schedule might not be suitable for a patient. Work, kids, hobbies, habits – anything can disrupt the daily routine. Everyone finds their perfect Duromine schedule, which helps them avoid insomnia and provides effective appetite suppression throughout the entire day. 

Summing up

We can say that you should take Duromine in accordance with your own rhythm of life. At the same time, it is wise to keep in mind the recommendations above for avoiding sleep problems and nausea. Be mindful of the fact that you should stay awake for at least 8-10 hours after the pill ingestion. This can help you avoid the undesired response to treatment. 

This “rule” is also applicable for those who have night shifts at work. However, if your shifts alternate, and you have both day and night work hours, it is important to adjust the dosing schedule. You have to avoid taking more than 1 pill in 24 hours, don’t forget!

If you or someone else took too much Duromine

To avoid overdose, never advise or encourage anyone to double their dose of Duromine, nor do it yourself. If you know that someone (or you) has taken more than the recommended dose of this medicine, you should seek medical attention from your doctor or local poison control center.

Signs of overdose of Duromine can manifest as a malfunction in any of the systems of our body. For example:

  • Rapid breathing.
  • Heart rhythm disorders.
  • Low or high blood pressure.
  • Weak blood circulation.
  • Shiver.
  • Excitation.
  • Clouded mind.
  • Hallucinations.
  • Aggression.
  • Panic.
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Stomach disorders.
  • Abdominal pain.

Therefore, it is important to inform the doctor about any changes in the behavior and state of the person who has had an overdose. If you are not willing to go to the hospital, you can contact the hotline for help – for Australia dial 13 11 26, for New Zealand dial 0800 POISON or 0800 764 766. In this case, you must impeccably follow all the recommendations that you get by phone. 

personality disorder

Non-common overdose with Duromine

Besides the usual overdose caused by the ingestion of too many pills, there is also such a thing as non-common overdose. This happens when the dose of Duromine is taken correctly, but the body does not have time to remove it from the body before you take the next pill. In this article, we have already mentioned such a situation and ways of avoiding it.

If this happens, then your body is in a state of prolonged intoxication with the drug. It can alert you to a problem by the following signs:

  • Skin rash.
  • Severe insomnia.
  • Affectability.
  • Hyperactivity.
  • Personality disorder.
  • A psychotic disorder that is often indistinguishable from schizophrenia.

This condition requires immediate medical attention. If you have an overdose, you should inform your doctor about the duration of the drug use, as well as about the dosage and amounts of pills used. Describe all the symptoms in detail, even if some of them seem insignificant to you.

Treatment for overdose with Duromine

Treatment for overdose with Duromine is usually based on symptoms and the presence of chronic diseases in the patient. Typically, the stages of treatment include the following procedures: 

Gastric lavage to cleanse the stomach (if the drug has been taken within the last 3-4 hours).

Use of activated carbon for further cleansing of the body from the drug.

Sedation with barbiturates or benzodiazepines to relieve seizures and emotional distress.

Acidification of urine for further elimination of the anorectic from the body (only with sufficient renal function).

Use of medications for hypertension if it complicates the condition in case of an overdose.


Duromine dosing is critical for effective weight loss and prevention of potential overdose complications. This medication should only be taken as prescribed by a healthcare provider, considering individual health conditions and weight loss goals. Overdosing can lead to severe health risks including hypertension, heart problems, and psychological disorders. Awareness and responsible use are essential for maximizing benefits while mitigating the risks of Duromine. Always seek immediate medical help in case of suspected overdose.


8 thoughts on “Duromine Dosing and Overdosing”
    • Duromine, like any other medication, should be taken as advised by a medical professional. They’ll be able to guide you on when to take it based on your specific lifestyle and health needs.

  1. Struggled with this when I started Duromine too! I ended up taking it right before my shift starts and it’s been working fine. Just ensure you keep hydrating and eating well, it helped me manage some of the side effects better. Good luck!

    • Yikes, doubling your normal dosage doesn’t sound like a good idea. 😰 You might feel jittery, restless or have increased heart rate. Definitely call your healthcare provider ASAP!

      • Absolutely correct, Chaeyoung. Taking a higher dosage than prescribed can lead to increased side effects and is not recommended. It’s essential to reach out to your healthcare provider immediately. They can guide you on what steps to take next based on your personal health history.

  2. I mistakenly took double my dose once. It was awful – rapid heart rate, shaking, couldn’t sleep. 😖 Ended up at the ER. Definitely contact a medical professional right away.

    • I’m sorry you went through that experience, but glad you got the care you needed. Yes, if anyone has taken a higher dose than prescribed, it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately

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