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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 phentermine a kind of methamphetamine?

No: No. It's a sympathomimetic, but the exact mechanism of action is unknown. ...Read more

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If someone was trying to quit an addiction to methamphetamine would prescribing phentermine help them. Sorta like oxey cottons help hurroin addicts?

If someone was trying to quit an addiction to methamphetamine would prescribing phentermine help them. Sorta like oxey cottons help hurroin addicts?

NO to rare: Methamphetamine addiction should not be treated by substitution with Phentermine or other CNS stimulants. In certain circumstances and refractory cases the addiction specialist may have to employ the harm reduction model and do what he or she feels is best for all. This approach should not be the norm, rare, and only considered on a case by case basis. ...Read more

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Can Phentermine show up as amphetamines or methamphetamine on hair test?

Can Phentermine show up as amphetamines or methamphetamine on hair test?

On screening yes: There are tests to confirm positive findings and I doubt these confirmative tests would be positive for amphetamine. I am not aware of phentermine being metabolized to amphetamine but that's the only scenario, unlikely, that might cause a true positive result. ...Read more

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My girlfriend wants to take phentermine to lose weight but is in recovery for meth abuse?

My girlfriend wants to take phentermine to lose weight but is in recovery for meth abuse?

Phentermine: The last thing a recovering addict needs is another "pill". Besides a host of other side effects, there is nervous system stimulation, tremor, anxiety, restlessness, dizziness, insomnia, euphoria, dysphoria, and headache--all which may be bad reminders of meth. Exercise, good diet, and avoidance of stimulants, especially those like Phentermine is a good idea. ...Read more

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Is the kind of methamphetamine doctors sometime prescribe, the same stuff people cook up illegally?

Is the kind of methamphetamine doctors sometime prescribe, the same stuff people cook up illegally?

Related but not same: The meds like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are a complex blend of several amphetamine salts that are produced with a reliable purity and strength. While similar in basic structure to "cooked" material, the production controls and blending process is where the similarity ends. ...Read more

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What kind of test can confirm that a person is paranoid? My husband is methamphetamine user and I think he is paranoid. What would I do to help him

What kind of test can confirm that a person is paranoid? My husband is methamphetamine user and I think he is paranoid. What would I do to help him

Lovehim or leavehim: Meth is renowned for causing delusional thought that can be paranoid in nature. There is no test. If someone is reacting to a perceived threat that doesn't exist, then they're being paranoid. When a meth user stays awake too long they become more delusional and if they are withdrawing they become irritable and the delusions take on a darker tone. If he's violent, leave. The rest is up to him. ...Read more

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Can there be any type of a medicinal support in regards to the addiction to methamphetamine?

Can there be any type of a medicinal support in regards to the addiction to methamphetamine?

Need recovery progrm: Best medicine for quitting meth - or any drug - is a recovery program. Chemicals will not get you off chemicals. Addiction is a disease of disconnection. Recovery is generally not possible on your own, support from others who have been there is crucial. Try aa, na, lifering, sos, and treatment programs in your area. Also, it is important to abstain from all drugs, including alcohol. ...Read more

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What kind of drug is adipex?

What kind of drug is adipex?

Stimulant.: Adipex (phentermine) is an appetite suppressant typically prescribed to help patients lose weight. It is in the class of drugs called stimulants. ...Read more

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Is adipex a kind of narcotic?

Is adipex a kind of narcotic?

No.: Adipex (phentermine) is an appetite suppressant typically prescribed to help patients lose weight. It is in the class of drugs called stimulants. It is not a narcotic. ...Read more

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What kind of prescription medicine could show up as meth in a drug test? .

What kind of prescription medicine could show up as meth in a drug test? .

Depends: If by "meth" you are referring to amphetamines, there are a number of prescriptions legitimately in use that are amphetamines. These include certain, but not all medication used for adhd, and appetite suppressants. If you are referring to "crystal meth" that too will be picked up by all screens testing for amphetamines. ...Read more

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What kind of detox can you reccomend for pregnant? I'm 6mos pregnant and I really want to stop using meth. Please help me. Thank you

Detox: You should not detox on your own. Please be honest with your physician NOW. You need a medically supervised detoxificantion so you don't harm yourself or your baby. ...Read more

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What kind of rinse cleans mouth from meth?

What kind of rinse cleans mouth from meth?

Doesn't exist: You are looking for a magical solution that does not exist. The only way to clean your mouth of meth is to stop using. ...Read more

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How does meth affect diabetes type 2?

Multiple health issu: You should be concerned about health in general with the use of illicit drugs. Meth is a very dangerous drug that can cause irreversible multiorgan health issues, including severe psychiatric issues. ...Read more

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I'm a heroin & meth addict have been using for 6 years now and I'm wanting to start something like methadone what type of doctor would I need to see?

Center: Your addiction requires a multifaceted approach for best possible results. Locate a drug rehabilitation Center near you and continue your road to success there. You have already taken the first big step in finding out about it. You will have a team of MD's and therapists, staff, etc. To help you get the monkey off your back. Good Luck to you. ...Read more

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My son in law does not use drugs of any kind. He just took a hair follicle test that came back positive for Meth. They said his level was 864?

My son in law does not use drugs of any kind. He just took a hair follicle test that came back positive for Meth. They said his level was 864?

Positive results: There are some prescription diet pills that contain either amphetamine or methamphetamine, Parkinson’s Disease treatment can be a form of methamphetamine. Some doctors prescribe amphetamines for ADHD. Ecstasy is included in the amphetamine class of drugs. These are the possibilities for false positives. If the screen came back positive at 864, he has meth in system. ...Read more