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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

Stop meth, get help: Paranoia is common in amphetamine abuse. There is no "test" for paranoia. It is detected in interviews with a trained professional, and can show up on psychological tests. The best help you can offer is assisting him in stopping meth, probably with the help of mental health or drug abuse professionals. It's very hard unless he recognizes he has a problem. Show him your concern, if it's safe. ...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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I'm wondering what kind of pills can I take to help with meth withdrawal and no energy?

See below: I would start with wellbutrin (bupropion) and consider Antabuse which slows breakdown of dopamine. ...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

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Left ring finger tip is kind of white, hard and numb. Also have edema in ankles (left is much worse). Recovered meth addict. 36 y.o. Female?

Left ring finger tip is kind of white, hard and numb. Also have edema in ankles (left is much worse). Recovered meth addict. 36 y.o. Female?

Multiple issues: Please clarify what you are asking. It sounds like you need ongoing care and support from a good primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could a 4 yr old born to a mother who was using meth during the pregnancy have learning difficulties? If so, what kind?

Could a 4 yr old born to a mother who was using meth during the pregnancy have learning difficulties? If so, what kind?

Yes: It is really unclear as to the precise nature of developmental problems in a child exposed to methamphetamine in utero. Cognitive, emotional and physical development can certainly be affected. Such a child is a risk for problems later in life. It's important to do the best for the child moving forward, including, but not limited to parenting classes to learn best to treat the child appropriately. ...Read more

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Can one take a z pack after doing a little meth to get rid of any bacterial or any other kind of virus one may have contracted after sex?

Can one take a z pack after doing a little meth to get rid of any bacterial or any other kind of virus one may have contracted after sex?

Z-pak: Z-pak won't effect viruses, only certain bacteria. If z-pak used for no reason, it can result in side effects and complications. Best bet: don't do meth, use protected sex or abstinence, and don't take z-pak. See primary doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Can you die from using methamphetamine?

Can you die from using methamphetamine?

Yes, and many do: All stimulants can be associated with serious adverse effects, ranging from caffeine to cocaine to methamphetamine. Heart attack and stroke, cardiac arrhythmias with heart stoppage or reduction in blood blow all can occur with any stimulant, sometimes even when used for the first time. Methamphetamine seems especially nasty, with a powerful addiction which appears to prematurely age people greatly ...Read more

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Why is methamphetamine so addictive?

Why is methamphetamine so addictive?

Imprinting: Almost all, if not all, drugs work on the brain by leaving "imprinting" - memory that affects brain structures that are responsible for indulgence. This is a very strong feeling that prompts drug users crave the drug. This creates addiction. ...Read more

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What is desoxyn (methamphetamine) for?

What is desoxyn (methamphetamine) for?

ADHD: It is primarily for use in adhd, but a physician may decide it is appropriate for other uses such as narcolepsy. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as methamphetamine withdrawal?

Is there such a thing as methamphetamine withdrawal?

Definitely: It includes fatigue, irritability, excessive sleep, disturbed sleep, increased appetite, depression, psychotic reactions, anxiety. ...Read more

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What symptoms of methamphetamine abuse?

What symptoms of methamphetamine abuse?

12 Panel Drug Test: Urine drug testing is a very accurate way to determine recent drug use history. It is the most common form of drug testing, used by schools, employers and families alike. A urine drug test requires collecting a small urine sample. No laboratory work is required - you can find out the results of your drug test almost instantly.
Test for up to 13 drugs: marijuana * Cocaine * opiates * methamphetam. ...Read more