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

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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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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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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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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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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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

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Blood glucose while fastin (phentermine) 110 & on next test 128 should I be concerned?

Blood glucose while fastin (phentermine) 110 & on next test 128 should I be concerned?

Maybe prediabetes: A fasting glu of 110 is impaired fasting glucose, often called prediabetes, whereas a value of 128 falls into the diabetes range. Best to talk to your doctor about the best way to treat this. ...Read more

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Could you take fastin (phentermine) or another appetite suppresant safely during breastfeeding?

Could you take fastin (phentermine) or another appetite suppresant safely during breastfeeding?

No: Phentermine, the active ingredient in Fastin, (phentermine) is not safe while breastfeeding. Losing weight during breastfeeding can be achieved with a balanced diet, limiting starchy and sugary and processed foods, and gentle exercise. ...Read more

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Please what are the differences between ionamin, fastin and phentermine? Which is most effective for obesity?

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

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I'm on Suboxone can I take Fastin (phentermine) which is phenylethylamine. Is it safe. Its a weight medication?

I'm on Suboxone can I take Fastin (phentermine) which is phenylethylamine. Is it safe. Its a weight medication?

Combo is safe: You can safely take Fastin (phentermine) and Suboxone but there are much better, more effective and safer weight loss drugs then Fastin (phentermine). It is also safe to follow a diet and increase your exercise while taking Suboxone. ...Read more

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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?

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?

At least 3 days: While Fastin OTC is not the same chemical as phenteramine, both can affect the heart. Make sure your heart health is ok before starting a new diet med. ...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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How long will the over-the-counter diet pill fastin (phentermine) test positive in you urine?

How long will the over-the-counter diet pill fastin (phentermine) test positive in you urine?

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

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If I am taking lamictal would be harmful if I started taking diet pills such as 3 or fastin (phentermine)?

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

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Is it safe to take a fastin (phentermine) diet pill after taking aleve?

Is it safe to take a fastin (phentermine) diet pill after taking aleve?

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

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I'm wondering if Fastin (phentermine) (dietary supplement) would be safe for me. I already had my problems with diet pills so I'm a little worried.

I'm wondering if Fastin (phentermine) (dietary supplement) would be safe for me. I already had my problems with diet pills so I'm a little worried.

Not effective: Dietary fastin contains phenylethylamine, a plant derived chemical that has mild stimulant properties. It is usually not very effective for weight loss. Prescription Fastin (phentermine) is no longer available, though other forms of phentermine are available, some (Qsymia) are approved for long term use. ...Read more

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