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A 26-year-old female asked:

is there anything similar to phentermine?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
No Diet Pills: There is something better. It is called limiting your calories, lowering the carbs you include in your diet and increasing the proteins. And, then exercising moderately for at least 20 minutes per day. No pills or vitamins or any other magic exists. It is time to face reality and not look for 'an easy' substitute to eating and moving well.

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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 Holtanswered
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 Gaglanianswered
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.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Has anyone determined whether usage of phentermine is safe or not?

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Dr. Melvin Glover
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Phentermine may be safe in certain patients, but not all patients. Also, as with all medications, Phentermine has potential side effects. If you are considering taking phentermine, i would suggest that you discuss this with your physician in order to find out if this is a safe option for you.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Are there any major differences between phentermine and hoodia?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Phentermine is used for a limited period of time to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet. . Phentermine is in a class of medications called anorectics. It works by decreasing appetite. Goofus is a natural plant supplement with similar activity.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I was prescribed phentermine? What are effects

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Side effects:: Dry mouth unpleasant taste diarrhea constipation vomiting some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: increased blood pressure heart palpitations restlessness dizziness tremor insomnia shortness of breath chest pain dizziness swelling of the legs and ankles.

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