Phentermine Weight Loss Program
Who Is Phentermine For?
Phentermine is a medication for chronic weight management. It is for people with weight-related complications or obesity. It is meant to be used together with a healthy lifestyle regimen involving a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity.
Who Should Not Take Phentermine?
- People who have heart disease or uncontrolled hypertension
- Women who are pregnant, nursing, or planning to become pregnant
- People who have glaucoma
- People with uncontrolled hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- People who are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) now or have taken one within the past 14 days
- People who are prone to agitation (extreme restlessness and irritability)
- People with a history of drug abuse
How Does Phentermine Work?
Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that works in the brain. It also helps to increase metabolism and increase energy levels.
How Is Phentermine Dosed?
Typically you take ½ to 1 tablet or capsule once a day before breakfast or 1-2 hours after breakfast. Phentermine is approved for short-term weight loss therapy. The usual duration of treatment is 12 weeks or less. This is not a long term solution, but a way to help jumpstart your weight loss and help you meet goals.
Which Medications Might Not Be Safe to Use with Phentermine?
Phentermine can affect how other medicines work in your body, and other medicines can affect how phentermine works or make side effects worse. Tell your doctor about all the medicines and supplements you take (ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list if you’re not sure), especially the following medicines:
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)—usually used to treat depression
- Adrenergic neuron blocking drugs—these are usually taken to treat high blood pressure or psychotic symptoms
- Other weight loss medications, including over the counter medications
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—used to treat depression and anxiety