PhentermineBrand Names: Adipex-P, Oby-Cap, Suprenza, T-Diet, Zantryl
Related Medications: Alli, Belviq, Didrex, Meridia, Qsymia, Xenical
These days many people are overweight, and they are ready to do everything to lose fat. The good news is that they can take Phentermine, which is a popular medication that works by suppressing appetite, but it’s necessary to combine its use with healthy nutrition and regular workouts to get all benefits. Before starting this treatment, patients should get more info about unwanted drug combinations and possible side effects.
Basically, this medicine belongs to appetite suppressants, but its exact mechanism of action is unknown. It can reduce people’s appetite by affecting specific brain centers that control appetite, and Phentermine is quite similar to amphetamines, because it stimulates users’ nervous system while increasing their heart rate and blood pressure.
Many doctors prescribe this medication in some combinations with regular exercises and healthy diet plans as an effective short-term treatment of obesity to those patients whose body mass index is quite high and if they have faced an increased risk of developing heart diseases or nothing else works for them. However, it’s not allowed to combine the intake of Phentermine with other fat-loss pills because of possible health risks, including heart issues.
Like other meds, the use of Phentermine is responsible for developing a set of unwanted symptoms, such as:
The good news is that most of these symptoms are mild and quite rare. Only a few patients may develop more serious adverse effects, including:
The main problem is that patients are at risk of developing their psychological or physical dependency, especially when taking Phentermine for a long time. That’s why they may experience certain withdrawal symptoms, including drowsiness, depression, tremors, fatigue and others.
These days Phentermine is available as both standard pills and orally-disintegrating tablets that come in a variety of strengths. The right dosage depends on many factors, but the most common one is 15-37.5 mg taken one time a day, usually 1-2 hours before breakfast. It’s advisable to avoid taking this medicine in the evening because of an increased risk of having insomnia.
There are some meds that shouldn’t be combined with Phentermine, and it shares different drug interactions related to amphetamines. For example, patients shouldn’t combine it with MAO inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, and some other drugs because of hypertension, reduced effectiveness and other serious negative effects. If people have diabetes, their regular insulin doses should be altered.