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Nausea and vomiting after taking duromine. Feeling tired and shortness of breath. What's wrong?

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Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hi I have been duromine for a week, about 6 days into it I woke up nausea an vomiting. On the 7th day I woke up the same but the nausea only lasted the morning, following that I was shirt if breath (ventolin wouldn't help) I the. Was getting pins an needle inin my hands an face, and had. Feeling like I wa drunk. This continued all day an night I have woken up this morning and its about the time that I would of normall taken the duromine and I'm still a lil short of breath, very tired and a dull ache in my lower stomach. Was it an overdose or just stress?
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Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing to us.
Duromine is basically an appetite suppressant drug helping in weight loss. It is a prescription drug and correct dosing for a person can only be decided by the prescribing doctor. However usually 30 mg is given as a starting dose once daily.

Whatever symptoms you have mentioned ( nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, respiratory discomfort, dizziness) are basically side effects of the drug.
In such cases usually dose of the drug is reduced.
I would advise you to withhold the intake of drug immediately and consult your doctor on urgent basis.
Hope that answers your query. Take care.
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