Phentermine is a medication which comes under the category of anorectic. It is used with a doctor-approved exercise, behavior change, and low calorie diet program to help you reduce weight. It is used by overweight people and helps them get rid of extra weight and other obesity related diseases and health problems like heart attacks, blood pressure and diabetes.
It is not well known how this helps people to lose weight but it is believed that may work by decreasing your appetite, boosting the amount of energy used by your body, or by affecting certain parts brain. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant.
Phentermine is an amphetamine like prescription medication used to suppress appetite. It can help in weight loss by decreasing your hunger or making you feel fuller for longer period of time. Phentermine is also available in a combination with other medications for weight loss.
Like other prescription medicines, weight loss drugs like Phentermine are intended to be used as part of an overall weight loss plan. It is meant for people who are obese or fat, or who have failed to lose enough weight with diet and exercise or any other weight loss strategy. It is not meant to be used by for people who want to lose just a few pounds.
Phentermine is a Schedule IV drug, a classification given to drugs that may have a potential for abuse, although the actual potential appears to be very low.
Phentermine weight loss side effects:
Although Phentermine is one of the most commonly prescribed weight-loss medications, it has some potentially serious side effects. Common side effects of Phentermine weight loss include following:
- Increase in blood pressure
- Dry mouth
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Cardiovascular diseases
Phentermine is not a good option for weight loss if you are suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland or glaucoma. It is also not for women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
This medication was banned in USA in 2002 because of its possible side effects.
How to use Phentermine: Take this medication by orally by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once a day, and 1 hour before breakfast with an empty stomach or 1 to 2 hours after breakfast. If required, your doctor may adjust your dose to be taken as small dose up to 3 times a day. You should carefully follow your doctor’s instructions. Taking this medication late or other than the time advised by doctor may cause insomnia. If taken in capsule form swallow the medicine as a whole. Do not try to crush or chew sustained-release capsules. Doing this way can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of its side effects because it shows its effects slowly.
If you are taking medication in the form of the tablets made to dissolve in the mouth, the dose is usually taken once a day in the morning, with or without the food. First dry your
.Place dose (tablet) on top of the tongue until it dissolves, then swallow with or without water as desired.
The dosage is determined by your medical condition and response to therapy. Your doctor will adjust the dose to make it the best dose for you. Use this medication regularly and exactly as prescribed by the doctor in order to get the most out of it. Keep the timing to take medicine at same time each day
Do not take this medication if you are taking any other drug, pills or supplements for weight loss. It is because it will interact with them.
How to stop the Phentermine weight loss:
Do not stop the medication at one by yourself, ask your doctor he will adjust your dose in such a way that you have to gradually decrease the dose and after that you will stop taking medicine anymore.