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Can you get addicted to the drug phentermine?

Can you get addicted to the drug phentermine?

Sure: Phentermine is a stimulant & fully capable of being the source of addiction. There is a difference between physiological tolerance &/or withdrawal -vs- addiction. To be addicted you need one of the biological features (tolerance or withdrawal), loss of control (despite negative consequences), & salience (it becomes an important part of your life). ...Read more

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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


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How does phentermine get out of your system?

How does phentermine get out of your system?

Mostly kidneys: It is excreted 70-80% in urine unchanged, minimally through the liver. ...Read more

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How long does it take for phentermine 37.5 to get out of your system?

How long does it take for phentermine 37.5 to get out of your system?

Phenteramine: It's half life is about 16-30 hours range. You need 5 half life to pass to tell it is all gone out of your system. Then in 150 hours after the last dose. ...Read more

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What is the difference between phentermine and phen phen? Is phentermine safe ? I just a little help to get started loosing

What is the difference between phentermine and phen phen? Is phentermine safe ? I just a little help to get started loosing

Its actually fen phe: Sorry but that combination of drugs fenfluramine has been banned by the FDA as it was found to cause heart valve problems.. Phentermine is considered safe and it has not been banned. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Will suddently stopping phentermine have drug withdrawal effects?

Never heard of WD: Phentermine has some properties similar to amphetamines, but it is not an amphetamine.If you abruptly stop Phentermine most patients might be more hungry for 24-48 hrs. Then return to regular appetite.There has never been a report of physical addiction.Emotionally, regaining wt w/o the med use could cause emotional stress.I have found that with monitoring pts. They can take the med for maintenance. ...Read more

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I'm taking phentermine is it ok even if i get a rash?

I'm taking phentermine is it ok even if i get a rash?

Rash: If the rash is new, stop the medicine and see your physician to find out if the rash is related to the medicine. ...Read more

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How long does it take fastin (phentermine) to get out of your urine?

How long does it take fastin (phentermine) to get out of your urine?

Hard to tell...: It's hard to tell when there won't be any more medication in the body or urine of a particular individual. The half-life of a drug can vary from person to person. Some websites say the half-life of Phentermine (fastin) is somewhere around 16-31 hours. If a half-life is 24hr (1 day), that means after 1 day, half the drug is still in the body (then 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, ...1/64 remains after 6 days). ...Read more

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I've been taking 15mg of Phentermine for 3 months now and I get sooo tired after taking it why is that?

I've been taking 15mg of Phentermine for 3 months now and I get sooo tired after taking it why is that?

Typically Phen: makes you energized for a set # hours (depends on each person) then you have a "crash" and goes into fatigue quickly. Your body may adjust to it but if yours hasn't already after 3 months, I would suggest for you to try a different routine, maybe use smaller dose in the AM and not add in energy drinks/caffeine/ B vitamins which a lot of people do on top of the Phentermine. ...Read more

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How long does half of one 37.5 mg phentermine tablet stay in your system which would show up on a drug test.

How long does half of one 37.5 mg phentermine tablet stay in your system which would show up on a drug test.

Half life is 20h: The drug's half life is 20 hours, meaning that after 20 hours, half of the dose has been eliminated. 20 hours after that, 3/4 of the dose has been eliminated and 20 hours after that 7/8 of the drug has been eliminated. At 80 hours virtually all of the drug has been eliminated. Depending on sensitivity of urine test you should allow 60-80 hours for elimination. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I took a half tab of phentermine and then was givin a drug test 2 days after. Was the only time i had taken the drug the whole month. Will it show up?

I took a half tab of phentermine and then was givin a drug test 2 days after.  Was the only time i had taken the drug the whole month. Will it show up?

Probably Not: Most drug tests do not test for phentermine, this assumes you are using prescription phentermine obtained from your doctor, buying what is labelled "phentermine" on the internet is another story, many contain amphetamines which will test positive lesson learned: be careful what you put into your body! real Phentermine is inexpensive & can be obtained from any weight loss doc. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Ionamin (Definition)

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Fastin (Definition)

Fastin is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more