Phentermine: Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Phentermine is a central nervous system stimulant. It is mainly used to treat appetite suppressants.

It is used along with proper diet and exercise to treat obesity. It is prescribed for the people with high risk factors like blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes ad etc.

Information about Phentermine:

It should not to be taken if the patient is breast feeding. It is also not recommended if the patient having the history of heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, heart rhythm problems, glaucoma, a history of pulmonary hypertension. It should not be used if the patient had treated with MAO inhibitors like isocarboxaide, rasagiline. Sharing of these medication can cause drug abuse or addiction. Improper intake of this medication can cause serious side effects on heart and may also cause serious side effects.

This medication should be taken as prescribed by your doctor  or you can even follow the directions written on the prescription label. It is not to be used in small or large doses and also not for longer duration than prescribed.

Consuming alcohol is very dangerous if you are undergoing any medication.

Dosage pattern of Phentermine:

Adult dose

Weight loss

It is recommended to take about 15-37.5mg  once in a day before breakfast or 1-2hrs after breakfast.

Pediatric dose:

17yrs or older:

The minimum dose is about 15-37.5mg to be taken orally once in a day before or after breakfast or 1-2hrs after breakfast

Phentermine side effects:

Following listed are the side effects caused by Phentermine and immediately consult your doctor if any of these are seen or experienced.

Severity: Major

  • Decreased libido
  • Difficulty in bowel movement
  • Dry mouth
  • euphoria
  • Fever
  • Skin rash
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of coordination
  • Unusual behavior

Severity: Minor

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