Phentermine is a stimulant that acts as an appetite suppressant by influencing central nervous system. This appetite suppressant belongs to the group of medicines called sympathomimetic amines.
It is used by the people who are obese and have not been able to lose weight with diet and exercise. It works by reducing your appetite, increasing the amount of energy used by your body or by affecting parts of your brain.
Dosage and administration
The medicine can be taken orally on doctor advice. Swallow the tablet as a whole without chewing or crushing.
Phentermine is taken once a day and one hour before breakfast or 1-2 hours after breakfast. Taking the tablet late in the day may cause sleeping troubles.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Take it at the same time every day.
This tablet is usually taken for just a couple of weeks.
Phentermine should not be taken with other medications. Possibility of serious side effects increases with longer use of medication.
Phentermine may cause withdrawal reactions if it has been used regularly for a long time.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to it. Phentermine holds some inactive components that can lead to unfavorable vulnerable responses.
You should not take Phentermine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in past fourteen days.
Tell your doctor if you have history of heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, glaucoma, or a history of pulmonary hypertension or drug addiction.
The drug may make you drowsy or cause blurred vision. You should not do any activity that requires alertness.
Alcoholic beverages should be avoided.
If you are diabetic patient, check your blood sugar levels regularly. You may need to adjust your diabetic medication during treatment.
During pregnancy, losing weight may be harmful to fetus. Don’t use Phentermine during pregnancy.
It can pass into breast milk and may be harmful for nursing baby. Avoid taking Phentermine when considering breast feeding.
Seek medical help if you notice dizziness, dry mouth, difficult sleeping, irritability, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation. Serious side effects include pounding heartbeat, mood swings, hallucinations, change in sexual interest, uncontrolled muscle movements, headache, slurred speech, chest pain, lung or heart problems, blurred vision, weakness, fainting, swellings or agitation. Notify your doctor if any of these side effects persist.