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Can duromine be taken by smokers ?

I have just started Duromine , and i also smoke cigarettes, my doctor told me that it shouldn t be a big problem but that obviously smoking is bad. I have had 1 cigarette since starting and feel really sick in my stomach and slightly dizzy. No idea which it is from... Please help
Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

I feel that duromine is more likely to have caused the problem as stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and dizziness are common side effects of duromine. A cigarette can cause the same if you had been abstinent for long and your body was not used to nicotine. Since you have been smoking for some time, I do not feel one cigarette could have done it. I also agree with your doctor that smoking when on duromine does not make much of a difference, but indeed smoking is bad for you.

Hope this helps. Best wishes.
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