Umine – a New Zealand brand of Phentermine caps. It was first approved in the New Zealand in August 1975. Umine is prescribed as a medication for a short-term treatment of obesity and overweight.

This anti-obesity drug is available in the form of modified release capsules. Each oral Umine capsule contains 30 mg of Phentermine Hydrochloride, which is equivalent to 24 mg Phentermine base. Gelatin is used as an auxiliary substance for the production of capsules.

The active ingredient Phentermine HCL – is produced by the American pharmaceutical company Ganes Chemicals.

This company produces various dosage forms of Phentermine, incl. as the ion exchange resins complex based on Phentermine.

The manufacturer and supplier of Umine in the territory of the New Zealand is the local pharmaceutical company Douglas Pharmaceuticals.

Umine (NZ) is a Phentermine-based medication (30 mg of the compound in each modified-release capsule) used in treatment of excess bodyweight in people who also have a number of such health risk factors as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, etc.

On the market of weight loss products this medication has been used for more than 40 years; never as a solo solution but always in a combination with a regimen of regular physical exercises and healthy (calories-controlled) nutrition.

Therapy with Umine (NZ): Recommendations for Use

Since there is some controversy over the drug’s efficiency related to the long-term use, treatment with Umine is always short-term (not longer than 12 weeks). Training and diet in their turn should be continued in order to achieve a more lasting result.

Individualized dosage is taken orally once a day: in the morning (or at least 10-14 hours before bedtime) to avoid any sleeping disorder and on an empty stomach for the drug to better be absorbed. The capsule is to be taken whole; no opening, crushing or chewing is allowed.

Umine (NZ) is to be taken directly as prescribed; no decrease or increase in dosage, longer than recommended intake and abrupt discontinuation. Should anything cause trouble or if there seems to be no tangible results, consult your doctor immediately.

Special Instructions and Contraindications

Before your doctor approves the therapy with Umine, inform him/her on the following:

  • Pregnancy, planned pregnancy, breastfeeding;
  • Currently taken prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications;
  • Allergies to foods, medications, and any other substances;
  • Concomitant diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, artery disorder.

Umine is contraindicated in the following cases: heart/circulatory diseases, coronary artery disease, severe hypertension, moderate hyperthyroidism, glaucoma and a history of drug/alcohol abuse.

Potential Side Effects of Treatment with Umine (NZ)

Umine is considered to be a well-tolerated drug. However, much like other medications, it may also cause some side effects.

Thus, the most common adverse reactions include increased heart rate, high blood pressure, nervousness, irritability and insomnia. Less common side effects are confusion, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, itching, skin rash, stomach pain and fatigue.

All persistently bothering reactions should be talked over with the doctor in charge of the treatment.

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