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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take ionamin (phentermine) to reduce weight?

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Dr. Larry Stephenson M D
Neurology 46 years experience
Yes: Moniter BP and pulse. Slowly increase the meds and moniter wt and emotional status also need to evaluate if there is an interaction with current meds . Would avoid rxing if there is a prior history of bipolar illness, alcohol abuse, or drug abuse.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Ionamin (phentermine): This is an appetite suppressant similar to amphetamine in structure, used short-term to control weight. Precautions include cardiovascular effects, seizures, agitation & severe anxiety & insomnia. Also, psychological addiction is common, as well as tolerance & rebound weight gain.
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