A 32-year-old female asked:
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i have been prescribed phentermine 37.5 mg for two weeks now with no real side effects besides extreme dry mouth. is this drug ok to use for wt loss?

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Dr. Traci Buxton
22 years experience Family Medicine
Controversial: Phentermine has been approved for the short-term treatment of obesity but should be used with caution as it has many side effects and is potentially addictive. The medication is most effective if prescribed in combination with a diet and exercise regimen under the supervision of a physician experienced in the use of the medication.
Answered on Apr 8, 2015
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Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Yes: This drug is a weight loss drug and is safe and effective when taken alone and not in conjunction with other weight loss drugs. If you are suffering from extreme dry mouth make sure that you brush and floss regularly and chew sugarless gum with xylitol a few times a day to keep the salivary glands stimulated and prevent dental problems, which chronic dry mouth will cause. Fluoride rinse helps to.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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