Phentermine

Phentermine


5.21.2015
04:31 | Ashley Little
Phentermine
Phentermine

If you take it for too long, or take more of it than your doctor prescribes, you may become dependent and develop depression or fatigue when you stop taking it.

Do not swallow the Suprenza tablet, but rather let the tablet to dissolve on your tongue.

Since then, the FDA has approved phentermine combined with different drugs.

If you stop taking phentermine after taking it for a long period, you might experience symptoms of withdrawal, such as depression or fatigue.

In the late 1990s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) removed a combination diet drug known as fen-phen (for fenfluramine and phentermine) from the market because of evidence that it could damage heart valves.

You should l your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before taking this medication.

If you miss a dose of phentermine, try to take it as soon as you remember.

A: Adipex-P (phentermine) is an appetite suppressant to help reduce weight in obese patients when used short-term and combined with exercise, diet, and behavioral modification. Phentermine is contraindicated in patients with cardiovascular disease. Warning: Valvular Heart Disease: Serious regurgitant cardiac valvular disease, primarily affecting the mitral, aortic and/or tricuspid valves, has been reported in otherwise healthy persons who had taken a combination of phentermine with fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine for weight loss. The cause of these valvulopathies has not been established and their course in individuals after the drugs are stopped is not known. The possibility of an association between valvular heart disease and the use of Phentermine alone cannot be ruled out; there have been rare cases of valvular heart disease in patients who reportedly have taken Phentermine alone. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your specific condition and current medications. Shereen A. Gharbia, PharmD.

A: Phentermine (Adipex-P) is an anorexiant used for short-term (few weeks) weight loss treatment in obese patients. Weight loss medications are only recommended for those with a BMI of greater than 30 kg/m2 or greater than 27kg/m2 with other risk factors. Some common side effects of phentermine include altered taste, constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, dizziness, dry mouth, headache and nervousness. Phentermine is most effective when combined with a low-calorie diet and counseling to improve diet and exercise. It is not known whether phentermine passes into the breast milk so it is not recommended to breastfeed while on phentermine. It is important to talk with your doctor and your baby.

Phentermine decreases appetite and stimulates the body to burn calories more quickly.

It was first approved as a diet drug in 1959, and has been on the market in various forms since then.

A: There is no specific information about phentermine damaging the liver in phentermine.

Phentermine is a stimulant that is habit-forming and used by some people in dangerously large doses to get high.

A: Phentermine (Adipex-P, Ionamen) when used properly under strict supervision of your health care provider for short time use, has shown to help with weight loss. A good diet and nutrition are important to achieving you goals. You have to ensure that phentermine dose not interact with other medications. You must provide your doctor with a list of all your medication: over-the-counter, herbal, vitamins, and prescription medications. I have included some information that I hope will be helpful: /drugs/phentermine, /diet-nutrition/101.aspx, and /weight/calories.aspx. Gerald Levy, RPh.

It’s not recommended that women breastfeed while taking phentermine.

Phentermine is generally prescribed for people who are very overweight with a body-mass index (BMI) greater than 30.

The orally disintegrating Suprenza brand can be taken with or without food.

You should not consume alcohol or any other medication that dulls the nervous system while taking phentermine, since it can work against the desired effects of phentermine.

Phentermine makes the nervous system operate in a kind of "fight-or-flight" mode by stimulating brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters.

Phentermine falls under the FDA’s Pregnancy Category C, which means harm to an unborn baby is possible.

It’s always important to l your doctor and pharmacist about all of your treatments, including over-the-counter (OTC) medications; vitamins, nutritional shakes, protein powders, and other supplements; herbal treatments or other alternative medicines; and any illegal or recreational drugs.

A: Phentermine is a stimulant. It is FDA-approved for short-term use in conjunction with diet and exercise for weight loss. According the manufacturer, phentermine should be administered before breakfast or 1 to 2 hours after breakfast. Alternatively, the tablet form may be divided in half and taken twice daily. It is best to avoid taking it late evening due to possible insomnia. In order to decrease appetite, most information recommends taking the drug 30 minutes before breakfast. At the same time, in order to avoid some side effects, others suggest taking it with food. The alternate dosing of twice daily could be beneficial to prolong the effects throughout the day if your appetite returns in the afternoon. This may prove to make the phentermine more effective, but could also result in the difficulty sleeping. It is important follow the prescription exactly as written. If you want to make an adjustment, contact the prescriber before doing so. He/she knows the specifics of your medical history and any other medications and could have an alternate recommendations. Jeff O'Connell, PharmD.

Fastin, a former brand name for phentermine, is no longer available in the United States.

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Phentermine is a controlled substance, and should only be taken for a short period of time (no more than three weeks).

Different brands of phentermine should be taken differently, but in general, phentermine is best taken on an empty stomach one hour before eating breakfast, or two hours after eating breakfast, to prevent it from interfering with your sleep.

A: Yes, studies have shown that a tolerance can be developed to phentermine and it can then become less effective. It is usually recommended that a patient stop taking phentermine if you have increased hunger or if you otherwise think the medication is not working properly. However, you may have withdrawal symptoms when you stop using phentermine after a long period of use. Do not stop using the medication suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication compley. It is good to hear that you have adjusted your lifestyle to accommodate proper nutrition and regular exercise. Adequate sleep is another important factor in healthy living.

Phentermine may cause increased blood pressure in the lungs or problems with the valves in your heart.

A: Phentermine is intended for short-term use as a single therapy to manage obesity. According to the package insert, there is no information to suggest that phentermine causes kidney problems or damage. For more information on phentermine, please visit /drugs/phentermine. If you are concerned about taking phentermine, please consult with your health care provider. You are encouraged to report any negative side effects of prescription drugs to your health care practitioner and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch, or by calling 1-800-FDA-1088. Michelle McDermott, PharmD.

The FDA warns that you should only take phentermine for a maximum of a few weeks, and you should not take it with any other weight-loss drugs or herbal treatments.

Don't take two doses of the medication at the same time.

Phentermine may lose its effect after you have been taking it for a while, and when that happens, you should stop taking it.

The following drugs interact with phentermine:

Phentermine is the generic form of the brand-name drugs Adipex-P, Suprenza, and Ionamin, which are used for weight loss.

You should also alert your physician if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

A: Phentermine is used in conjunction with diet and exercise to lose weight. Side effects associated with phentermine are dry mouth, nervousness, agitation, and trouble sleeping, and it could increase anxiety. Lorazepam and phentermine together are probably not cause for concern, but the use of phentermine and Wellbutrin can increase risk of seizures. Your physician would have to determine the potential risk versus the benefit of taking the two medications together. As for weight loss, studies have shown that eating five small meals a day can help increase the metabolism and maintain constant glucose levels in the body, reducing the feeling of starvation or extreme hunger. Kimberly Hotz, PharmD.

A: Phentermine (Adipex P) is classified as an anorexiant and a sympathomimetic medication. Phentermine is approved for the short term treatment (few weeks) of obesity. Phentermine is a stimulant and works in the body to suppress the appetite. Phentermine, like any medication has possible risks, warnings and side effects associated with its use. The medication is contraindicated (should not be used) in patients that have advanced arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, moderate to severe high blood pressure, pulmonary hypertension, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, agitated states, history of drug abuse or in patients that are either taking or have taken in the past fourteen days a MAO inhibitor medication. The following are warnings and precautions associated with the use of phentermine. Central Nervous System effects: Medication may impair the ability to perform in hazardous activities Primary pulmonary hypertension: This rare but often fatal condition of the lungs has been reported in patients that have taken phentermine along with fenfluramine (Pondimin) or dexfenfluramine (Redux). However, the risk of primary pulmonary hypertension can not be ruled out with using phentermine alone. Valvular heart disease: The medication has been associated with the development of valvular heart disease. The recommendation is that patients that have serious structural cardiac abnormalities, cardiomyopathy, serious heart rhythm abnormalities, or any other serious heart problems should not use the medication. The following is a list of the possible side effects associated with the use of phentermine: high blood pressure, palpitation, primary pulmonary hypertension, cardiac valvular disease, tachycardia (fast heart beat), dizziness, dysphoria (unpleasant or uncomfortable mood), euphoria, headache, insomnia, overstimulation, psychosis, restlessness, urticaria (hives), changes in libido, constipation, diarrhea, unpleasant taste, xerostomia (dry mouth), impotence and tremor. This is not a complete list of all the adverse effects, risks and warnings associated with the use of phentermine. The recommendation is to talk to your physician regarding the questions and concerns you have regarding phentermine. When selecting a specific medication to treat a medical condition, there are many variables involved with this decision such as the patient's condition, other medical conditions the patient has, other medications the patient is taking, any drug allergies the patient has, etc. Your health care provider has access to your medical information and is best able to make the decision if phentermine is appropriate for you. Jen Marsico, RPh.

People taking phentermine should also cut back on calories and try to exercise while taking the drug.

It’s important to avoid taking it before 6:00 p.m. because it can cause problems with sleeping.

A: Phentermine (Adipex P) is classified as an anorexiant and as a sympathomimetic. Phentermine is approved for the short term treatment of obesity. Phentermine works in the body as a stimulant that suppresses appetite by its effects on the CNS (central nervous system). According to medical references, changes in liver enzymes is not a common side effect associated with phentermine. If you think that you are experiencing a possible side effect from a medication, talk to your physician. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Jen Marsico, RPh.

A: Phentermine (Adipex-P) is a stimulant used for weight loss. Phentermine is approved for use in patients with a body mass index BMI of greater than 30 kg/m2 or greater than 27 kg/m2 in patients with other risk factors such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Phentermine is only approved for short term use (a few weeks). Phentermine does not have studies proving it is safe for long-term use. For those who have been on phentermine for a long period of time, stopping the medication suddenly could result in withdrawal symptoms. Phentermine can be habit forming. Patients on phentermine should avoid any additional weight loss drugs and alcohol. Consult with your regular doctor about what dosing regimen would be best for you. Laura Cable, PharmD.

If you experience any of the following more common side effects of phentermine and they don’t go away or become sever, call your doctor or seek emergency medical care:

A: Phentermine is a weight loss drug to be used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise program. Common side effects for phentermine include dizziness, headache, trouble sleeping, overstimulation, restlessness, tremor, high blood pressure, palpitations, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with phentermine. Biotene is an over-the-counter product designed specifically to help people who suffer from chronic dry mouth. Biotene is available in a toothpaste, mouth spray, liquid, gum, gel, and mouthwash. Other lifestyle changes you can make to help improve the production of saliva include: sipping water often, chewing sugar-free gum or candies, use a humidifier at night to keep the air moist, avoid drinks that contain caffeine and alcohol, and avoid tobacco. If you have tried several of these suggestions and your symptoms are becoming worst or are too bothersome consult with your health care provider regarding the symptoms you are experiencing. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. When your doctor prescribes a new medication, be sure to discuss all your prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including dietary supplements, vitamins, botanicals, minerals, and herbals, as well as the foods you eat. Always keep a current list of the drugs and supplements you take and review it with your health care providers and your pharmacist. If possible, use one pharmacy for all your prescription medications and over-the-counter products. This allows your pharmacist to keep a complete record of all your prescription drugs and to advise you about drug interactions and side effects. l your health care provider about any negative side effects from prescription drugs. You can also report them to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch or by calling 1-800-FDA-1088. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Jennifer Carey, PharmD.

It should be prescribed at the lowest possible dosage and may depend on your condition and body weight.

If it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time.

l your doctor if you experience any of the following, because they could be signs of a serious reaction to phentermine:

Combining phentermine and alcohol may increase your risk of experiencing side effects of the drug, including stomach problems and diarrhea.

A: Phentermine (Adipex P) is classified as an anorexiant and as a sympathomimetic. Phentermine is approved for the short-term treatment of obesity. Phentermine works in the body as a stimulant that suppresses appetite by its effects on the CNS (central nervous system). According to medical references, phentermine is contraindicated in patients that have cardiovascular disease. The medication also has various warnings and precautions regarding cardiovascular issues such as a risk of developing valvular heart disease. Due to this risk, it is recommended to avoid the medication in patients with known serious structural cardiac abnormalities, cardiomyopathy, serious abnormal heart rhythms or other serious cardiac problems. Patients that have high blood pressure or other cardiovascular conditions that could be worsened by increases in blood pressure or heart rate should use the medication with caution. Your physician is best able to evaluate your heart issues and to determine if phentermine is an appropriate therapy for you. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Everyday Health provides valuable information regarding weight loss that can be accessed by clicking here: /weight/calories.aspx. Jen Marsico, RPh.

You can get in touch with a poison-control center at (800).

A: Phenteramine is a controlled substance requiring a prescription in all states. You cannot get this medication without a prescription from your physician. If you try the Internet, beware because many of these so-called products are fake, and you do not get what you think you ordered. If you are trying to lose weight, I have included a couple of sites that may help. /diet-nutrition/101.aspx /weight/caLori Mendoza, PharmD Mendozaes.aspx. Gerald R. Levy, RPh.

Phentermine may cause serious side effects. You should l your doctor right away if you experience any of the following:

A: Generic phentermine must meet the standard set forth by the FDA in order to be placed on the market. As long as you are getting it from a local pharmacy and not on the Internet, there should not be any problem in taking the generics. This is a controlled substance, and you need a prescription for it, as you know. Medication from Internet web sites do not always give you the medications you are looking for even though they say they have a great price. Gerald R. Levy, RPh.

People who have any of the following should not take phentermine:

A: Adipex (phentermine) is a stimulant used to decrease appetite but the drug can also increase heart rate and blood pressure. Phentermine should only be used short term because tolerance can develop with the drug. No reports indicated any liver damage from the drug. However, according to the package insert long-term use of Apidex-P (phenermine) is not recommended. Consult with a physician with any concerns. For more information on Adipex, visit /drugs/. Kimberly Hotz,PharmD.

You should stop taking phentermine right away and l your doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms:

If you suspect an overdose, you should contact a poison-control center or emergency room immediay.

Phentermine is available in regular and orally dissolving tablets and capsules in a range of strengths, depending on the brand.

Your doctor will want to monitor you closely if you take phentermine and have high blood pressure, problems with your heart valves, reduced kidney function, or are elderly.

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