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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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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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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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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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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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Is phentermine a kind of narcotic?

Is phentermine a kind of narcotic?

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

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Is phentermine a kind of barbiturate?

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

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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