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A 42-year-old member asked:

could i use phentermine without any health problems?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Maybe: Potential side effects include: palpitations, rapid heart rate, ^ blood pressure, ischemic event, anxiety, insomnia, headache, tremor,dizziness, dry mouth, diarrhea or constipation & sexual dysfunction. When a medication containing phentermine in combination with fenfluramine/ dexenfluramine was on the market – pulmonary hypertension & heart valve damage occurred.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
WHY?: It only works while you're taking it and then everything goes back to where it was. It also can be toxic, even without health problems. Why not learn to eat less and exercise more for the rest of your life?

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What kind of substances should I avoid while I am taking phentermine?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Any other stimulants: Anything that stimulates your nervous system on top of what Phentermine already does can be dangerous. Avoid caffeine, attention deficit drugs, street drugs etc.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Who are the people that can use adipex or ionamin (phentermine)?

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Dr. Shiv Gaglani
Dr. Shiv Gaglani answered
General Practice 10 years experience
Overweight people: Adipex & Ionamin ( generic is phentermine) appetite suppressants, are used short term (3-6 wks) for obese people exercising and eating a low-calorie diet. Don't take if pregnant, over 65 or are on certain drugs. Risks are high-pulmonary hypertension & valvular heart disease - G.I. And other cardiac symptoms, insomnia, headaches occur. Fda controlled check www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you find phentermine in any brands of coffee?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No: No. You need a prescription for phentermine.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How dangerous is phentermine?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Serious reactions: Serious complications can include pulmonary hypertension, dependeny and abuse, psychosis, fast heart rate, high blood pressure, and valvular heart disease. These are things your doctor should be monitoring you for if you are taking this.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you get addicted to the drug phentermine?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Any medication once you use constantly the body develops a new homeostasis and when you stop the medication the body goes through disturbance to re-establish its original state. Depending on the severity of withdrawal the amount of physical dependence will be evident. All medications better to slowly taper and withdraw - this includes the nutrients too.

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