Duromine Alternative

Written by April Galt, BSc, MBA on May 30, 2021 — Qualified nutritionist reviewed by Jodie Theia ANutr, GDipNut, BSc, BA, Nutrition

Perhaps, this is your second, third or fourth time of Duromine use. Perhaps, you are planning to start your anti-obesity treatment, and have no idea, which pills to choose. There is a possibility that while you are doubting, your friend or sister are already on their way to a fast weight loss with Duromine.

Either way, you are surely interested to learn more about the alternatives of Duromine and understand whether they’re good or not!



The truth is that Duromine is just one of many weight loss drugs available. However, when it comes to a Duromine alternative, people immediately start discussing dietary supplements that can be easily purchased online.

In fact, you can find a variety of prescription alternatives to Duromine. If you live in Australia, Metermine is apparently the most obvious and affordable alternative. Why? Because:

Metermine is sold in Australian pharmacies.
Metermine contains Phentermine, just like Duromine does.

And now, the fun part!

Many of our forum users use Metermine and compare it with Duromine.
Apparently, they do not know that the following parameters of these weight loss pills are absolutely identical:

Brand owner: Inova Pharmaceuticals (Australia) Pty Ltd
Postal address: PO Box 5033, WEST CHATSWOOD, NSW, 1515 Australia
Packaging Type/Material: Blister Pack – PVC / PVDC
Shelf life: 3 years
Dosage form: 15 mg, 30 mg and 40 mg capsule, modified release
Color of capsules: grey and green, grey and reddish brown and grey and orange (depending on the dose)
Package size: 3, 7, 30 or 300 capsules
Ingredients: phentermine, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, iron oxide black, liquid paraffin etc.

From the medical point of view, these are exactly the same diet pills. The only difference between them is their price (Metermine is just a little bit cheaper than Duromine), cardboard packaging and inscriptions on the capsules.

This may seem strange, but you may find the following testimonials on nevergiveupteam.com:

Duromine did not help me lose weight, and once I switched to Metermine, everything changed, and it worked!

This is my first try of Duromine. I used Metermine before. I have to admit that I get a lot more pronounced effect from Duromine, and I lose more with it.

Apparently, this is because one and the same medication can:

Work better or worse, depending on your diet and the level of physical activity.
Provide a different action over your body at different times.

Do we have any advice for you? Yes. Better not rely on drugs only. If you don’t change your lifestyle, your dream might be even harder to get, than you thought.

Adipex pills

Adipex are well-known diet pills, which are proven to be effective. They top the list of Duromine alternatives in the USA.

Unlike the previous example, these weight loss pills are not copies.

On the one hand, Duromine and Adipex contain Phentermine. This active substance suppresses appetite, and helps us understand how much we are addicted to food. Both diet pills are recommended for continuous use for up to 12 weeks.

On the other hand, there are two important differences. We will give them more attention to make an objective comparison.

First: Dosage form

Adipex capsules and tablets dissolve immediately in the stomach. Phentermine quickly enters the bloodstream, which provides powerful appetite suppression.

Duromine is a medicine with a different delivery method. Capsules dissolve slowly in the stomach/intestines and gradually release Phentermine. In other words, part of the drug action is delayed, which gives certain advantages.

Second: The amount of Phentermine in the pills

Adipex pills contain 37.5 mg of Phentermine Hydrochloride, equivalent to 30 mg of Phentermine base. In the USA, weight loss pills containing more than 30 mg Phentermine are not used.

Duromine can offer a dose of 40mg – it is the highest dose of Phentermine, used in the treatment of overweight or obesity.

Other Phentermine-Containing Alternatives to Duromine

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved two drugs containing Phentermine that are available in Australia. As you already understood, these are Duromine and Metermine.

In fact, there is another alternative to Duromine, approved in by the TGA Australia. This drug is known as Ionamin (resin complex capsule 15mg and 30mg). Current Ionamin marketing status in Australia is export only.

In the United States, the situation is completely different. Over 10 pharmaceutical companies received and FDA approval for marketing of Phentermine-containing pills. In the United States, people can find:

15mg, 30mg and 37.5mg capsules
8 mg and 37.5 mg tablets
15 mg, 30 mg and 37.5 mg orally disintegrating tablets

Pay attention to Phentermine 8mg tablets. They offer an alternative dosage option. One 8mg tablet is used 3 times a day half an hour before meals.

Sibutramine: Obsolete Alternative

If you have already tried Phentermine and did not get the desired result, it may seem that nothing will work for you. The truth is that not everyone will find a treatment that will work for him, but options still exist.

Sibutramine, marketed in Australia under the name Reductil, is definitely an effective alternative to Duromine. The drug suppresses the appetite, thus limiting the amount of calories that you eat.

Please note:

when it comes to the safety profile, things get more difficult. In 2009, the TGA was informed of new studies on the side effects of Sibutramine. Studies have shown that there is an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and other serious cardiac events in patients using this drug.

In 2010, Sibutramine sales were ceased in Australia and most other countries of the world. The drug is still available in some countries, but it is not prescribed for patients who have ever had any cardiovascular diseases.

Orlistat: “non-aggressive” alternative to Duromine

You have already learned a lot about Duromine alternatives that suppress appetite. It is these diet pills that are most often prescribed by doctors for the short-term treatment of obesity.

If you are interested in drugs with a different mechanism of action, pay attention to Orlistat. It relates to the class of drugs known as inhibitors of gastrointestinal lipases.

To understand how Orlistat works, we should explain what lipases are. Everything is simple. Lipase is an enzyme that breaks down the fats and helps your body to absorb them.

Orlistat binds to lipases and limits their activity. The drug does not affect the activity of other pancreatic enzymes. It blocks the digestion and absorption of about 30% of fat that you get with food.

Advantages of Orlistat Disadvantages of Orlistat
Can be used for a long time Lower effectiveness, compared to Duromine
Reduces cholesterol and blood glucose through weight loss The absorption of fat-soluble vitamins is reduced
Is available without a prescription (60mg capsules only)

Orlistat is a commonly prescribed treatment for obesity. If the benefits outweigh the disadvantages, feel free to choose these diet pills.

Searching for the best OTC alternatives to Duromine

The “eat less, move more” mantra sounds beautiful, but does not always solve problems. People start seeking help to begin their journey to weight loss, and some are waiting for a miracle.

On some level, people understand that there are no simple solutions to get rid of extra kilos. However, the appeal of the weight loss pills ads with “magical” properties is hard to resist.

The law permits the promotion of products that support health. However, such diet pills are often of dubious value. The food supplement industry is valued at approximately $100 billion and is virtually unregulated.

Talk to your doctor before using any OTC weight loss products. Perhaps, you will decide to choose a different anti-obesity method.

At that, some people may need assistance in maintaining their weight once the weight loss course is over. Here, on the contrary, supplements that actually do work come in handy.

The main thing is to carefully look through their contents and make sure that they do contain the ingredients, which can help you stick to your weight loss plan. PhenQ pills have proven to be able to help people maintain their weight or even lose some (of course, at a slower pace, compared to Duromine), so you might want to check up on them when you finish the course and need an aid to continue.

Bottom line

No matter what you choose, make sure to get the maximum potential of the diet pills. Do not neglect regular exercise and low-calorie diets. This is an important part of not only the weight loss program, but also the health as a whole.

What was your experience with Duromine or its alternatives?

Let us know in the comments.

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