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What is the treatment for fastin (phentermine) overdose?

What is the treatment for fastin (phentermine) overdose?

Symptomatic: Management of acute Phentermine intoxication is largely symptomatic and includes lavage and sedation with a barbiturate. Experience with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis is inadequate to permit recommendations in this regard. Acidification of the urine increases Phentermine excretion. Intravenous phentolamine (regitine) has been suggested for possible acute, severe hypertension. ...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


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What is the definition or description of: Fastin (phentermine) overdose?

No official level: The FDA encourages no more than the recommended dosage of 37.5 mg. Phentermine has effects on the nervous system. High doses can cause mental distrubance, hypertension, and heart rhythm disturbance. There are also gi symptoms. Excessive doses are potentially fatal. Phentermine is contraindicated for patients with significant heart problems, glaucoma, and overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if fastin and phentermine have the same ingredients?

Could you tell me if fastin and phentermine have the same ingredients?

Fastin (phentermine) discontinued: Fastin (phentermine) was a brand name form of Phentermine, so they have the same active ingredients. Fastin (phentermine) is no longer manufactured because it also contained a harmful food additive. ...Read more

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Can you take fastin with paxil (paroxetine)?

Can you take fastin with paxil (paroxetine)?

Not recommended: There is a drug interaction issue and combination may cause serious life-threatening reactions (serotonin syndrome).
Rec.: talk to your prescribing physician for more information. ...Read more

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Is fastin (phentermine) XR safe to take with diabetes?

Is fastin (phentermine) XR safe to take with diabetes?

Short term: Fastin is phentermine, indicated for the short-term assistance in weight loss efforts. Make sure your blood pressure is under control first. Weight loss will help blood sugar control, but so will a low-carb, prudent, diabetic diet along with a regular exercise program. You can get more weight loss by adding onglyza/bydureon/januvia, depending on your need for a1c reduction. ...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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How well does fastin (phentermine) phenylethylamine HCl work?

How well does fastin (phentermine) phenylethylamine HCl work?

See below: Phentermine, is one of the most prescribed appetite suppressant in the world for years. On the market in 1959. The exact mechanism of action is unknown. It stimulates CNS activity. I find it works very well at low dose . I never prescribed large doses. You can find Dr. Michael Anchors article on phentermine in The Bariatrician 2008.a excellent review.see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Fastin (phentermine) XR or maxreduce diet pills, which is better?

Fastin (phentermine) XR or maxreduce diet pills, which is better?

Both bad: All over-the-counter diet pills can be dangerous and have not been proven to be very helpful. If you have any other medical problems like high blood pressure or are a smoker then these medications are very dangerous. The best way to lose weight is gradually. increase your exercise to a minimum of 30 minutes walking/day and cut back on fatty foods, carbohydrates and sweets. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Are the diet pills fastin (phentermine) dangerous to take?

Are the diet pills fastin (phentermine) dangerous to take?

It is safe: Under your physician supervision. Like many other drugs Fastin (phentermine) has many side effects: dry mouth, insomnia, irritability, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, just to name a few. The excessive weight has also certain health risks.
Your doctor recommended this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Does fastin (phentermine) diet pills hurt you if you take too many?

Does fastin (phentermine) diet pills hurt you if you take too many?

Certainly can: Fastin (phentermine) contains phenylethylamine as its main active ingredient--found in high amounts in chocolate. At high enough doses, it can raise heart rate and possibly blood pressue. Also, probably doesn't work as weight loss drug. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use fastin (phentermine) or another appetite suppressant?

Varies.: that, and most of them, are amphetamines. They are stress hormones that are often addictive. The risks are both from teh stimulation of the cardiovascular system (risk of stroke, heart attack) and not being able to stop them (not very common, actually).
and, their effect is temporary.
better is changing relation to cues of hunger.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use fastin (phentermine) as a little boost to losing weight?

Is it a good idea to use fastin (phentermine) as a little boost to losing weight?

Phentermine: Yes. Learn to eat right is best.
I recommend

Recommend you get the DASH Diet for Hypertension
DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076 ...Read more

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Can I easily lose 50 lbs with fastin (phentermine) xr? If so then how soon? Is it safe to purchase fastin (phentermine) xr over the counter?

Can I easily lose 50 lbs with fastin (phentermine) xr? If so then how soon?
Is it safe to purchase fastin (phentermine) xr over the counter?

Need more info: If you want to lose weight in a healthy way, you should see your family physician for a physical. Then have the physician refer you to a dietitian. It's a waste of your money to try to lose weight on your own with an OTC preparation. Losing weight is serious business and you need accurate and safe advice to do it without harming your health. Don't believe the claims of a lot of OTC "medications". ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my goal and I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use fastin (phentermine) as a little boost to losing weight?

What do you suggest if my goal and I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use fastin (phentermine) as a little boost to losing weight?

Weight loss: Recommend you get the DASH Diet for Hypertension
DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076
My record pt wt loss was 70 lbs with this. If you need to lose more let me know. ...Read more

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Can taking fastin (phentermine) cause severe headaches?

Can taking fastin (phentermine) cause severe headaches?

Yes: It's not common, but it happens, and it's probably not a good medicine for you. Most people have no problems with it, but some are very sensitive, and have spikes in blood pressure or other severe symptoms, and they shouldn't take it without discuss first with their doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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