Phentermine – a Weight Loss Supplement and Using Procedure

Phentermine is a stimulant identical to an amphetamine. It works as an appetite suppressant by affecting the central nervous system. Phentermine is advised to use together with the diet and exercise to treat obesity in people with the risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It is also used for many purposes.

Who should not user phentermine?

Pregnant women and breastfeeding women are not advised to take phentermine. Like that, if anyone has the history of heart diseases, stroke, uncontrolled high blood pressure, glaucoma, pulmonary hypertension, hyperactive thyroid and drug/alcohol abuse should avoid this drug. Taking phentermine along with other diet medications such as Phen-fen, Redux might lead to a fatal lung disorder. Without doctor’s advice, the users are not supposed to take this drug with any other diet pills.

The methods of using phentermine:

The users should follow the advice of the doctor and the medicine should be taken as directed by the physician. The users are not supposed to take more doses, more often than the recommended time phase. The drug makes you physically dependent when consumed too much. Phentermine is available in the forms of capsules, extended-release capsules, tablets and disintegrating tablets. Take the disintegrating tablet with or without food and do not break, crush or chew it. Keep the tablet on the top of the tongue which will melt quickly. Once the tablet is melted, swallow it with a sip of water. If you want to avoid trouble sleeping, take the last dose of the day about 4-6 hours before bedtime.

For obesity treatment:

Oral capsules dosage: For adults and children who are above 17 years have to consume 15-30 mg once a day should be taken on an empty stomach before breakfast.

Oral disintegrating dosage: For adults and children, one tablet once a day in the morning.

Oral dosage form (extended-release capsules): One capsule once a day, taken before breakfast or 10 to 14 hours before sleeping.

Oral dosage form (tablets): Phentermine: 18.75 to 37.5 mg once a day, taken before breakfast or 1 to 2 hours after breakfast.

Phentermine has been used since 1959 and it was approved by FDA for supporting and promoting weight loss. This drug has been prescribed to the obese people who never drop down their weight even after severe dieting and exercises. Due to the potentiality of the drug, it has not been supposed to use for a long time. When you are taking phentermine, you should follow the below activities to lose your weight rapidly.

  • Drink plenty of water; avoid taking sugary sodas
  • Include lean protein
  • Since alcohol will induce side effects, avoid it during phentermine cycle
  • Avoid fast food, excessive amounts of sugar
  • Intake more vegetables and whole grains
  • Along with phentermine do physical exercises

Phentermine may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, among some people. The users should ensure that how they react to the medicine before start driving, using machines or doing any works. Some users experienced irritable bowel condition and bloating effects with phentermine when they have taken on the empty stomach. So it is better to consult the doctor before and after the medications.