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Ionamin

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INDICATIONS

IONAMIN Capsules are indicated as a short-term (a few weeks) adjunct in a regimen of weight reduction based on exercise, behavioral modification, and caloric restriction in the management of exogenous obesity for patients with an initial body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m², or ≥ 27 kg/m² in the presence of other risk factors (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia).

Below is a chart of Body Mass Index (BMI) based on various heights and weights.

BMI is calculated by taking the patient's weight, in kilograms (kg), divided by the patient's height, in meters (m), squared. Metric conversions are as follows: pounds 2.2 = kg; inches x 0.0254 = meters.

BODY MASS INDEX (BMI), kg/m² Height (feet, inches)

Weight (pounds) 5'0” 5'3” 5'6” 5'9” 6'0” 6'3”
140 27 25 23 21 19 18
150 29 27 24 22 20 19
160 31 28 26 24 22 20
170 33 30 28 25 23 21
180 35 32 29 27 25 23
190 37 34 31 28 26 24
200 39 36 32 30 27 25
210 41 37 34 31 29 26
220 43 39 36 33 30 28
230 45 41 37 34 31 29
240 47 43 39 36 33 30
250 49 44 40 37 34 31

The limited usefulness of agents of this class (see Actions) should be measured against possible risk factors inherent in their use such as those described below.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

One capsule daily, before breakfast or 10-14 hours before retiring. For individuals exhibiting greater drug responsiveness, IONAMIN '15' will usually suffice. IONAMIN '30' is recommended for less responsive patients. IONAMIN is not recommended for use in pediatric patients under 16 years of age.

IONAMIN Capsules should be swallowed whole.

HOW SUPPLIED

IONAMIN (phentermine resin) Capsules are available in two strengths:

15 mg, yellow/grey capsules, imprinted with “IONAMIN 15.”

NDC 53014-903-71 Bottle of 100's
NDC 53014-903-84 Bottle of 400's

30 mg, yellow/yellow capsules, imprinted with “IONAMIN 30.”

NDC 53014-904-71 Bottle of 100's
NDC 53014-904-84 Bottle of 400's

Dispense in a tight container. Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Keep out of the reach of children.

Manufactured for: UCB, Inc., Smyrna, GA 30080 USA. Rev. 12/2012

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/2/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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