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Fastin Overdose In Children
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
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
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
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
No: They are the same thing-phentermine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Does Fastin (phentermine) XR have worse side effects than regular fastin (phentermine)? Sometimes I get a little jittery with the regular, so will it be worse with xr?
A little less jitter: because the medicine is absorbed more slowly ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
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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?
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
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?
Please what are the differences between ionamin, fastin and phentermine? Which is most effective for obesity?
Weight loss med: All of these are Phentermine which is the generic for a prototypical anorectic medication. Phentermine reduces appetite by distracting you from hunger. It an adjunctive treatment which should be used in conjuction with proper diet and exercise in order to cause weight loss. ...Read more
Im on Suboxone can I take Fastin (phentermine) which is phenylethylamine. Is it safe. Its a weight medication?
I have been taking phentermine 37.5 mg and am almost done with my 3 month prescription. Can I take Fastin OTC when I am done as a maintenance drug?
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
Good luck!: I show the generic (phentermine) still as a prescription-only medication. So, whatever is in the over-the-counter version is not likely its true namesake, or potentially in a very reduced strength--either of these may not give you the results you are hoping for, and toxicity risk. Phentermine can show in urine drug screen for 10-14 days per internet resources. ...Read more
If I am taking lamictal would be harmful if i started taking diet pills such as 3 or fastin (phentermine)?
Not good idea: Diet pills such as these can make you feel more anxious and agitated, and in some cases could lower your seizure threshhold. Not advisable in any case. And if the Lamictal is for a mood disorder, diet pills could also lead to insomnia and further destabilization. Please talk with your own physician before using any over the counter medicine or supplement. ...Read more
Yes but: There is no reported interaction between Fastin (phentermine) and Aleve,but in some people sensitive to the stimulant effect of Fastin (phentermine) there can be an increase in blood pressure and renal effects. NSAIDS in some people can do this, and over a period of time chronic taking of either can have adverse cardiac effects. ...Read more