Metermine is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) phentermine. On this page you will find out more about Metermine, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: phentermine
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Metermine 30 mg modified release capsule, 30
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
METERMINE is an anorectic agent indicated in the management of obesity as a short-term adjunct in a medically monitored comprehensive regimen of weight reduction based, for example, on exercise, diet (caloric/kilojoule restriction) and behaviour modification in obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater. The treatment with METERMINE can be initiated in overweight patients with a lower BMI (25 to 29.9 kg/m2) which increases the risk of morbidity from a number of disorders. Secondary organic causes of obesity should be excluded by diagnosis before prescribing this agent.
Table of characteristics
Size 3 locking capsule, opaque reddish brown cap with opaque light grey body with markings METERMINE 30/METERMINE 30.
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|Dosage Form||Capsule, hard|
|Route of administration||Oral|
3: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
300: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
7: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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