Phentermine is similar to amphetamine. It stimulates the central nervous system (nerve and brain), increasing your heart rate and blood pressure and reducing your appetite. Phentermine is used in conjunction with diet and exercise to treat obesity, especially in patients with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.
How to use
Phentermine belongs to a class of medications called “anorexia”, also known as an appetite suppressant. Taking Phentermine can help suppress appetite and limit the number of calories you eat. Over time, this can lead to weight loss. Although the exact mechanism by which phentermine reduces appetite is unclear, the drug is believed to increase neurotransmitter levels in the brain. Neurotransmitters are the body’s chemical messengers, including norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine. As the content of these three chemicals increases, your hunger will decrease. Ask your doctor before taking this mediation. Take this medicine without taking food.
Side Effects of Phentermine
If you have signs of an allergic reaction to phentermine, see an emergency doctor. Side effects are as follows:
- Feel short of breath even when you are slightly tired
- Chest pain as if you were going to faint
- Swelling of the ankle or foot
- Tremors, restlessness, sleep disorders
Common side effects of phentermine can include:
- Dizziness, headache
- Dry mouth, bad taste
- Diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain
Precautions of Phentermine
It is very important that your doctor checks your condition regularly to make sure that the medicine is working properly and has no adverse effects. If you are also using amphetamine, diethylpropionic acid, mazindol, phendimethazine and other similar medications, do not use phentermine. Using this drug during pregnancy can harm the unborn child. Use effective contraception to avoid pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant with this medicine, tell your doctor straight away.
Storage of Phentermine
Store phentermine in a small box, which is packed. Always try to avoid this medicine from heat and moisture. Away this medicine from children. Do not take this medicine, if this medicine is expired or outdated.
Drug Interactions Phentermine
The correlation between specific drug interactions and certain individuals is difficult to determine. Check with your doctor before taking or stopping medication.
The following drugs interact with phentermine:
- Linezolid (Zyvox)
- Phenylephrine injection
The signs of an overdose of phentermine are similar to the symptoms of an overdose of other stimulants.
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- High blood pressure
- Chest pain
Stimulants often increase blood pressure and heart rate. An overdose of these drugs can cause a dangerous fast heartbeat and, in the worst case, a heart attack.