It is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Reduksin before taking it.
What is Reduksin
Reduksin was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. Reduksin affects chemicals in the brain that affect weight maintenance. Reduksin is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity that may be related to diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. Reduksin may also be used for other purposes not listed in Reduksin guide.
Reduksin side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Reduksin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
new or worsening shortness of breath;
agitation, hallucinations, fever, tremor, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, dilated pupils;
very stiff muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, feeling like you might pass out;
easy bruising or bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums, or any bleeding that will not stop);
dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, seizure);
chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, general ill feeling; or
sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), problems with vision, speech, or balance.
Less serious side effects may include:
dry mouth, upset stomach;
changes in appetite;
constipation, stomach pain;
headache, back pain, joint pain;
feeling nervous, dizzy, or depressed;
flu symptoms, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough;
warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin;
trouble sleeping (insomnia); or
mild skin rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. See also: Side effects (in more detail)
Usual Adult Dose for Obesity:
Reduksin was voluntarily withdrawn from the US market by the manufacturer in October, 2010 due to clinical trial data indicating an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The following dosage information applies to when the drug was available in the US. Initial Dose: 10 mg orally once a day.
Usual Geriatric Dose for Obesity:
Reduksin was voluntarily withdrawn from the US market by the manufacturer in October, 2010 due to clinical trial data indicating an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The following dosage information applies to when the drug was available in the US. Clinical studies of Reduksin did not include sufficient numbers of patients over 65 years of age. Reduksin is contraindicated in this group of patients.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Obesity:
Reduksin was voluntarily withdrawn from the US market by the manufacturer in October, 2010 due to clinical trial data indicating an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The following dosage information applies to when the drug was available in the US. Based on one study 14 to 17 years: Initial Dose: 10 mg orally once a day.
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Can Reduksin be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?
In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.
It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.
How should I take Reduksin?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Reduksin is usually taken once daily. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Reduksin can be taken with or without food.
You should lose at least 4 pounds during the first 4 weeks of taking Reduksin and eating a low calorie diet. Tell your doctor if you do not lose at least 4 pounds after taking the medication for 4 weeks.
Your blood pressure and pulse will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly.
Reduksin should not be taken for longer than 2 years.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Do not share Reduksin with another person. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
What other drugs will affect Reduksin?
Before using Reduksin, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by Reduksin.
Ask your doctor before taking any decongestants, cough medicine, or other diet pills.
The following drugs can interact with Reduksin. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, and others);
tryptophan or L-tryptophan;
an antibiotic such as erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin);
an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), venlafaxine (Effexor), and others;
ergot medicine such as dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal Nasal Spray), ergonovine (Ergotrate), ergotamine (Ergomar), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
narcotic pain medication such as fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora, Onsolis), meperidine (Demerol), pentazocine (Talwin).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Reduksin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over the counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Who should not take Reduksin?
Do not use Reduksin if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. Serious, life threatening side effects can occur if you use Reduksin before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.
You should not take this medication if you are allergic to Reduksin, or if you have:
severe or uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure);
an eating disorder (anorexia or bulimia);
a history of coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis);
a history of heart disease (congestive heart failure, heart rhythm disorder);
a history of heart attack or stroke; or
if you are taking stimulant diet pills.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a Reduksin dose adjustment or special tests:
high blood pressure;
epilepsy or seizure disorder;
a bleeding or blood clotting disorder;
a history of gallstones; or
if you are older than 65 or younger than 16.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Reduksin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Reduksin.
It is not known whether Reduksin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medication to anyone younger than 16 years old.
Can Reduksin be taken or consumed while pregnant?
Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.
Can Reduksin be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?
Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.
Following the study conducted by gmedication.com on Reduksin, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Reduksin. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.
Patient reported useful
No survey data has been collected yet
Patient reported side effects
No survey data has been collected yet
Two patients reported price estimates
Do you think The Price of Reduksin is Worth It? Do you feel you paid higher than the value you got from it after usage? According to reports from gmedication.com users, on whether the Reduksin medicine is affordable, users shared different opinions on the question. The views concerning the price of the medicine were based on some factors like the brand the patient bought, the price compared to its level of effectiveness, the nation or country where the medicine is sold, and the amount of money the patient has. For users who are of the opinion that the medicine is unaffordable, they may have to consider a medicine with another brand in a bid to reduce cost.
Two patients reported frequency of use
How often should I take Reduksin? According to the survey, gmedication.com reported that users of Reduksin should take Twice in a day as the primarily recommended frequency. However, patients are advised to follow the dosage as prescribed by their physician religiously. To get the opinions of other patients on the ideal consumption frequency of the medicine, click here.
Twice in a day
Four patients reported doses
What is the specific doses you have used? Reduksin May come in various doses. In most cases, antibiotics, antihypertensive, pain killers and anti-diabetic drugs available in different doses. Your doctor may prescribe any of the doses based on the severity of the patient's condition. According to our reports, users of gmedication.com used the drugs in the following dosage percentage (Provide dosage percentage). Only a handful of drugs are made in a single or fixed dose. Regular health conditions like fever have similar doses. For instance [acetaminophen, 500mg] was used by the patients surveyed although it comes in different doses.
Patient reported time for results
No survey data has been collected yet
One patient reported administration
When is the best condition to take Reduksin: Before or after food? Based on the survey, the users of gmedication.com voted that Reduksin is best taken at Before food. It is however worthy of mention that this popular vote may not be an appropriate description for your particular health condition. See your doctor for professional medical advice as regards the best time to take this medicine. If you wish to see the views of other users on the best time to take the medicine, simply click here.
Three patients reported age
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