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Phentermine

An FDA approved diet pill for obese patients.

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  • Established: 1959 FDA approval; available in the 1970s; removed from the market voluntarily in 1997 but still available
  • Founder: Originally sold by King Pharmaceuticals; currently made by several companies
  • Accessibility: Prescription only
  • Diet Type: Appetite suppressant to be taken short-term
  • Gender: Male and female
BACKGROUND

Phentermine is a short-term prescription appetite suppressant that works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland and affecting neurotransmitters in order to decrease your appetite. The hypothalamus gland is the portion of the brain that controls many functions, including your appetite. Combined with proper nutrition and exercise, you can see weight loss results

PRO
  • Phentermine is given under doctor supervision
  • Formulated specifically for the obese
  • Documented success stories
  • Suppresses appetite
  • Short term help to lead you to eat healthy and exercise
  • FDA approved
  • Generic version available which is cheaper than name brand

CON
  • Phentermine has the potential of many serious side effects, including: chest pain, fainting, swelling of feet or lower legs, trouble in breathing, among others
  • Currently available by prescription only
  • Not a long term solution
  • Side effects of dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation
INGREDIENTS
  • Phentermine Hydrochloride (HCL), along with a host of non-active ingredients.
ADMINISTRATION

Your doctor will decide on your dosage and instructions for taking Phentermine when giving you the prescription. The average dose is 30mg of Phentermine per day, but some patients are prescribed to start off with 15mg per day.

DIET and EXERCISE

It is recommended that you incorporate diet and exercise into your plan when taking Phentermine. Phentermine is a drug to be taken only on a short-term basis. After six to 12 weeks, you are advised to discontinue taking Phentermine, and continue with your diet and exercise plan to reach your weight loss goals. Phentermine is only intended to help the obese kick start their weight loss plan while they become used to following a low calorie diet and exercise plan.

CONCLUSION

When you're talking about a prescription weight loss drug, you have a product reserved for people with the most dire of needs. So, obviously this is not for everyone. If you have health problems related to obesity, and you fell you need help in getting some of your weight off, consult your doctor about Phentermine.

Common Misspellings

fentermin, fentermine, phentramine, phenterthin


Related Diets: Adipex-P, Alli, Fedramine, Phenterthin, Phentramine


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RACHAEL

Phentermine is the only thing that has ever helped me lose weight. I took it many years ago because I had surgey & wasn't able to exercise for several months. I wanted to lose the weight before I started Grad School, so I decided to see a Physician about taking Phentermine. By taking the Phentermine as directed and walking an hour a day, I was able to lose 30 pounds in about a month & 1/2. Now for the past two years I have been on a medication that causes people to gain weight. I now weigh more than I ever thought possible. I cried & cried. I mean I am HUGE! Finally my doctor let taper off that med. Now I am able to take Phentermine again, but it hasn't helped much. I still take the Phentermine as directed, but I have always had insomnia (& I even have prescription to help me with insomnia) & I GET HUNGRY AT NIGHT. VERY VERY HUNGRY!!!!! SO I FINALLY GIVE IN AND EAT & I GUESS WHAT I'M EATING AT NIGHT IS CANCELLING OUT ALL THE EXCRUCIATING CARDIO & RESISTENCE EXERCISE CALORIES THAT I BURN DURING THE DAY. HELP DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGSTIONS? I gained so much weight while I was on that other medicine that I can't fit into any of my clothes. I try so hard now - I run & go the gym every day & I have gained more weight. I am scared that it's because I am older now my metabolism is ruined & this is just the lowest weight possible for me. I can't hardly look in the mirror - I am just enourmous. Please anyone out there got any ideas? THANKS

posted Mar 3rd, 2008 8:17 pm


Kay

Ihave ordered tons of stuff via the net to "boost meatabolism" & curb my appetitie. I have also tried numerous otc weight loss aids.

posted Mar 3rd, 2008 8:02 am


ANONYMOUS

PHENTERMINE IS ABSOLUTELY THE ONLY WEIGHT LOSS PILL WORTH THE TIME, EFFORT & MONEY. I LITERALLY TRIED EVERYTHING VIA THE NET "TO BOOST THE METABOLISM" - I DON'T THINK ANYTHING CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT PHENERMINE DEFINETELY CURBS YOUR APPETITE.( & I FOUND THAT ALL OF THE WORRISIME SIDE EFFECT SUBSIDED QUICKLY). IT IS VERY EFFECTIVE AT SUPRESSING THE APPETITE!!!!! But it doesn't even claim to boost your metabolism - because nothing really can make that claim. If you can't get Phentermine, I've found quality Hoodia to effectively curb my appetite - but again - no metabolism boost. IN MY OPINION YOU WOULD DO WELL TO FIND A GOOD APPETITE SUPPRESSENT & WORK OUT - VARYING CARDIO & WEIGHT TRAINING AS OFTEN AS IS HEALTHY IN YOUR CASE.

posted Mar 3rd, 2008 8:02 am


Anonymous

i lost 60 lbs on this after 4 months. only problem is when i took it in the morning, by nighttime i was thirsty. so i lost a lot of sleep during the night by trying to keep from getting dry mouth. i resort back to the phentermine. i kept the weight off for years but then had a car accident which put it all back on.


Anonymous

I lost about 25lbs in 3 months without being hungry at all. I did have trouble sleeping some nights but the weight loss was worth it. I have since gained most of the weight back. I didn't change my eating habits and I think that was what ruined a good thing for me.



 

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