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Doctor insights on: Adderall Vs. Phentermine For Weight Loss

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Can I take phentermine while taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Can I take phentermine while taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

No: The combination can cause additive central nervous system side effects and toxicity. It is not advisable. You would be better off working with your gp and a dietician on a weight loss/ exercise program with accountability. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Would taking topirimate and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) have the same effect as taking topirimate and phentermine.?

Would taking topirimate and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) have the same effect as taking topirimate and phentermine.?

No: Topiramate and Phentermine have now been marketed together under the name of qsymia (phentermine and topiramate). These are intended for weight loss. Adderall has minimal weight loss effect in my experience in adults. With your cardiac illness, you also have to be very careful to have all of your medications approved by your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) anything like phentermine?

Can you tell me is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) anything like phentermine?

Similar yet differen: Phentermine, a contraction of "phenyl-tertiary-butylamine", is a drug of the phenethylamine class, with pharmacology similar to amphetamine. It is used as an appetite suppressant. Therefore, while it's mechanism of action is similar to adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) it is not structurally similar to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and belongs in a different chemical class. It is however a psycho stimulant drug. ...Read more

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I'm taking phentermine, buspirone and escitalopram currently, a family friend, who is a doctor said Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) could replace all 3 medicines, true?

Not really: With all my respect to your family friend doctor I disagree
you are taking an appetite suppressant and anti two depressant I still could not understand how a medicine for ADHD will replace that
my advise follow the advise of your regular doctor he knows why you are on these medicine
good luck ...Read more

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If you have mitral valve prolapse and a PFO with an atrial septal aneurysm can you take stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or phentermine?

If you have mitral valve prolapse and a PFO with an atrial septal aneurysm can you take stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or phentermine?

Not recommended: Stimulant use can cause serious cardiac problems especially in patients with structural cardiac problems. It will be advisable to consult with your cardiologist to assess your risks before stimulant use. There are alternatives to stimulants that may be considered for you. ...Read more

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How safe is phentermine for weight loss?

How safe is phentermine for weight loss?

Diet pills: Phentermine should be used only under a doctor's supervision and for a short time - up to 3 months. There can be serious side effects depending on your health and other medications you are taking. It can help jumpstart weight loss but you still need to exercise and eat a healthy diet to lose weight and keep it off. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dosage of Topamax (topiramate) and phentermine for weight loss? I am on 15 phentermine 1x/day and 50 topamax (topiramate) 2x/day.

What is the maximum dosage of Topamax (topiramate) and phentermine for weight loss? I am on 15 phentermine 1x/day and 50 topamax (topiramate) 2x/day.

Based on Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate): Hi. The max dose based on Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) is phentermine 15 mg/day and topiramate 100 mg/day. ...Read more

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It is safe to drive when you are taking phentermine for weight loss?

It is safe to drive when you are taking phentermine for weight loss?

Yes, safe: Phentermine can make you jittery, like coffee. There is certainly no sedation or sleepiness. Usually better to take in morning. ...Read more

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The doctor prescribed me topamax (topiramate) and phentermine for weight loss. Are these effective?

The doctor prescribed me topamax (topiramate) and phentermine for weight loss. Are these effective?

Yes, in Some: Though Topamax (topiramate) was originally used only as an anti-epileptic & migraine medication, it is becoming popular as a weight loss medication. It's mechanism of action in weight loss is uncertain, but it's efficacy in producing weightloss is well-documented. Combination with phentermine is also becoming more common. Phentermine has been known for years to suppress appetite. ...Read more

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Can I take nitrofurantoin mono 100mg while taking phentermine 37.5 perscriptions? I take nitrofurantoin for bladder infection and phentermine for weight loss.

Can I take nitrofurantoin mono 100mg while taking phentermine 37.5 perscriptions? I take nitrofurantoin for bladder infection and phentermine for weight loss.

It: It appears that several people who took this combination of medications had palpitations, chest pain, and dizziness. It might be reasonable to stop the Phentermine while taking the Nitrofurantoin or to ask your doctor for a different prescription. ...Read more

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Is phentermine safe for weight loss.

Is phentermine safe for weight loss.

Think long-term.: Short term risks and potential for abuse aside, the biggest flaw that I see with weight loss medications like this is the return of overweight once the pill is stopped. You really can't take these pills forever, and once stopped weight gain usually occurs, sometimes to or beyond your original weight. Again, quick fixes tend not to work in the long term. Be sensible and patient. ...Read more

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Longterm effects with phentermine weight loss rx?

Longterm effects with phentermine weight loss rx?

Type of speed: Phentermine is a type of amphetamine (speed) which can increase metabolism slightly and decrease hunger somewhat. Most doctors limit use to 3 months. Use it as a tool combined with healthy eating to learn new eating behavior. Prolonged use can lead to a type of dependency. ...Read more

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Is phen375 as effective as phentermine is for weight loss?

Is phen375 as effective as phentermine is for weight loss?

DIET Pill Frauds: Neither of these medications will lead to real or lasting weight loss. Any physician who would prescribe them for you is not looking out for your long term health and should be fired immediately. ...Read more

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Side effects of phentermine (the weight loss drug)?

Side effects of phentermine (the weight loss drug)?

Phenteramine: Side effects:
insomnia
palpitations
dry mouth
fast heart rate
headaches
weight loss
constipation
etc.

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Could I use I temazepan to able me sleep while taking Phentermine to help with weight loss?

Could I use I temazepan to able me sleep while taking Phentermine to help with weight loss?

Yes, but...: The 1st med is a benzodiazepine and the second is a sympathomimetic. They don't have a reported drug interaction but in general try to limit the number of meds you take. ...Read more

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Is Phentermine safe to take for weight loss?

Is Phentermine safe to take for weight loss?

Safe for short term: Phentermine is the appetite suppressant that is used for weight loss. It is a stimulant, so can give you increased heart rate, increase blood pressure and feeling of restlessness. It can be used for short term weight loss if you do not have any heart or pulmonary disease. You might have rebound weight gain after stopping Phentermine. ...Read more

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Does phentermine 375 really work for weight loss?

Does phentermine 375 really work for weight loss?

Not much help: Phentermine does suppress appetite, and a lot of people initially lose weight on it, but the appetite suppression doesn't last, you can become tolerant to the effects. Also, most of the time when the phertermine is stopped, the appetite is increased to more than what it was before you took it, and regaining the lost weight is common. ...Read more

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Is the weight loss drug phentermine (fastin) effective?

Is the weight loss drug phentermine (fastin) effective?

Yes, but...: ...there is a price--talk to your doctor about risks & side effects! Also, it is important to have realistic expectations when starting a weight loss medicine--e.g. about 5-10% of the starting weight is the average weight loss most patients on these drugs will achieve. Finally, once the drug is stopped, gradual weight gain is statistically likely. ...Read more

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I wanted to know which would be better to take for weight loss. Phentermine or Alli?

I wanted to know which would be better to take for weight loss. Phentermine or Alli?

Whatever you take: Be sure to stay well connected w/your doc. Additionally, there is no miracle diet but if your doc is ok w/this, low carb and high protein can be effective and not produce lots of hunger pangs. Avoid low fat diets. Good fat is needed and creates as feeling of satiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi, I want to ask, how does phentermine affecting the weight loss, what neurotransmitters it affect. Also what are the withdraw symptoms.

Appetite suppression: Phentermine principally affects appetite due to its release of norepinehrine. It has lesser effects on serotonin and dopamine. It is typically used short term and withdrawal occurs in a low percentage of patients. Long term weight loss requires life style changes. Eat 6 small equal meals, manage stress skillfully, and move like pretend jump roping through the day for drug free wt loss. ...Read more

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Does phentermine actually help with weight loss? And is there an over the counter equivalent? I'm worried the prescribed phentermine may be too strong

Weight loss rx: 20 F of unknown ethnicity medical and Rx Hx asks about Phenyerimine forest loss. ANS: there are no proven meds for long term wt loss. You r eating more calories than burning. Si either I must restless or ur more. Get app fitness pal and track both the adjust one or both and weight melts. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phentermine or triamterene together for weight loss?

Is it safe to take phentermine or triamterene together for weight loss?

Why triamterene?: Phentermine is a weight management med. Triamterene is a diuretic used for hypertension or too much fluid in the body. It is not a weight loss med. A patient may lose wt--just water + some electrolytes--it is supposed to be potassium-sparing. This med could be used for another med condition but not routinely used as a weight-loss combination, there could be alterations in your blood chemistries. ...Read more

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Have there been good weight loss results for patients using metformin and phentermine?

Have there been good weight loss results for patients using metformin and phentermine?

Phen: yes, Met: no: Phentermine is a weight loss med that has been proven to be effective when combined with a reduction in caloric intake for 35 years or more, its safe, some side effects--must be followed by doctor, do not buy it on internet

metformin is only for diabetics, there may be minimal weight loss, its not for non diabetics, metformin in diabetics does not cause weight gain as other drugs for diabetes. ...Read more

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Will Phentermine and Sibutril still have weight loss results if a BMI is between the 25-30 range, will it help in that feeling of not being hungry?

Will Phentermine and Sibutril still have weight loss results if a BMI is between the 25-30 range, will it help in that feeling of not being hungry?

Yes: While it's impossible to predict whether a drug will work in each patient, these two drugs work by affecting chemicals in the brain. Importantly, the way they work is not affected by one's present weight. They should still suppress appetite regardless of whether a person has an underweight, "normal", or high BMI. ...Read more

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I am on phentermine its a diet pill I have been on for 3 months. I have been reading online sometimes you get used to phentermine and to help with the weight loss I see people are taking 5htp long with the phentermine. I just want to know if 5htp is prett

I am on phentermine its a diet pill I have been on for 3 months. I have been reading online sometimes you get used to phentermine and to help with the weight loss I see people are taking 5htp long with the phentermine. I just want to know if 5htp is prett

? Question: Your question is incomplete but I am assuming you want to know if 5HTP causes weight loss. It, s action is indirect. Your first statement is correct as people develop tolerance to phentermine over time. 5HTP is a tryptophan derivative which is converted to serotonin in the brain. Serotonin works to prevent you from getting hungry. Avoid if on certain medications and consult your doctor before use. ...Read more

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How effective is taking phentermine 37.5 mg pills for weight loss?

Very effective: Being a specialist in this 21sth century disease, Phentermine is very effective if you have an excellent program to follow. Timing is very essential in the use of such anorectic drug. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Gail Altschuler
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Phentermine (Definition)

Phentermine is been around for about 60 years. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant the bariatrician in the winter of 2008. Has a article gives a great description of the medication phentermine. I have used Phentermine over the last nine years without any complications whatsoever. We only give a half of a 37.5 mg ...Read more