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What is Phentermine? 


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Phentermine is an appetite suppressant which can affect the central nervous system and it is similar to an amphetamine. You can use it with diet, exercise and behavioral modification for the treatment of obesity with hight risk factors like hight blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Important information about phentermine

There can be some fatal lung disorder called pulmonary hypertension if you take phentermine with other diet medications like fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine. There can be some side effects of the pherntermine which can impair your thinking. You should avoid alcohol while taking this medication. This medication should be used only by the persons who are perscribed for it. There can be some withdrawal symptoms like depression and extreme tiredness if this medication is stopped after taking for a long time. Therefore this medication should be stopped gradually after consulting with your doctor.

Before taking phentermine

Phentermine should not be taken whne you are using MAO inhibitor like isocarboxazid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline ot tranylcypromine. There can be some life threatening side effects if you take phentermine before the clearance of the MAO inhibitor from your body. This medication should not be taken if you are allergic to phentermine or of you have hear disease, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, glaucome or arteriosclerosis. You should consult with your doctor if you have thyroid disorder, diabetes, anxiety disorder and any siezure disorder before taking phentermine.

The pregnant women should not take this medication without permission of their doctor. You should not use this medication if you are a breast feeding baby. This medication should be used only by the persons who are perscribed for it. This medication should be kept in a safe and secure place.

How should I take phentermine?

This medication should be used by the patients as it is perscribed by the doctor and its larger amount should not be taken. You can take it with an empty stomach before breakfast for best results or at least 10 to 14 hours before bed time. There can be some serious side effects if you take too much of this medication. This medication should not be crushed, chewed or broken. It should be taken only for short time. There can be some skin problems, slppe problem and personality changes if you take it for a long time. You can stop taking phentermine if you have increased hunger. Phentermine should not be taken in the evening as it can cause sleep problems.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take missed dose when you remember it and if it is time for the next dose then you can skip it. Extra medicine should not be taken in order to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

You should get emergency medical help in case you have taken overdose. There can be hallucinations, restless feeling, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, tremors, fainitng, light headed feeling and hiarrhea if you have taken overdose of phentermine.

What should I avoid while taking phentermine?

You should avoid alcohol as there can be some side effects with phentermine. You should be careful while you are driving as it can impair your thinking or reactions.

Phentermine side effects

You should not take phentermine if you are allergic to this medication or if you have hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, lip or throat. You should stop taking phentermine and contact your doctor if you have rapid weight gain, chest pain, feeling short of breath, unusual behavior, high blood pressure, headache or blurred vision. There can also be some less serious side effects like anxiuos feeling, headache, dizziness, trouble sleeping or itching.

What other drugs will affect phentermine?

You should tell your doctor before taking phentermine if you are using other medicines for high blood pressure, insuline, diabetes medicines, antidepressants and other medicines.

Where can I get more information?

You can get complete information about the phentermine from your pharmacist.