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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

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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How safe is phentermine?

Very safe: Phentermine has been on the market since 1959, millions of people have taken it, as long as you buy it from an us pharmacy under a doctors prescription it is safe, not from an internet pharmacy, which is not safe. ...Read more

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How dangerous is phentermine?

How dangerous is phentermine?

Serious reactions: Serious complications can include pulmonary hypertension, dependeny and abuse, psychosis, fast heart rate, high blood pressure, and valvular heart disease. These are things your doctor should be monitoring you for if you are taking this. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of phentermine?

What are the side effects of phentermine?

Speec: Phentermine is like speed: rapid heart rate, headache, upset stomach, difficulty sleep are some potential side effects. It can have a mild appetite suppressant effect. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: phentermine?

Appetite suppressant: Phentermine is been around for about 60 years. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant the bariatrician in the winter of 2008. Has an 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 tablet. Consult your M.D. ...Read more

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Please tell me what phentermine is used for?

Please tell me what phentermine is used for?

Appetite suppressant: Phentermine is in the amphetamine class of drugs and is used to suppress the appetite. It works in the bran to decrease hunger and it may also increase metabolism. It is indicated for short term use for treatment of obesity when combined with exercise and behavioral modification. Common side effects include insomnia, dry mouth, constipation, elevated heart rate, and agitation. ...Read more

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Was ionamin (phentermine) discontinued in the U.S.?

Was ionamin (phentermine) discontinued in the U.S.?

Phentermine: I looked it up on the internet with material dated from yesterday. Nothing suggested that it was discontinued. That said, check your diet and your physical activity. Also, look up "NuVal" on the web. That may give you more information about what food is best for you. ...Read more

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Is phentermine addictive?

Is phentermine addictive?

Possibly: Phentermine is a stimulant medication to help with appetite, it can alter mood, and for some people that could be addicting. Signs that it is being abused would be taking more than prescribed, using it for unintented purposes, causing impairment with relationships, work etc. Some people may be on Phentermine for a relitively long period for obesity, that alone may not be addiction. ...Read more

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Is phentermine an effective diet pill?

Is phentermine an effective diet pill?

Yes and no: Safety depends on both the patient and the medication. You need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Does taking phentermine 37.5 cause ocd?

Does taking phentermine 37.5 cause ocd?

NO But may worsen it: Phentermine will not cause ocd, but because it is activating, it can exacerbate ocd symptoms by increasing energy in an already anxious patient. ...Read more

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What makes phentermine cause chest pain?

What makes phentermine cause chest pain?

Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can u take phentermine with anxiety meds?

Can u take phentermine with anxiety meds?

Yes but why?: If one needs anti-anxiety medications such as ssri's for an anxiety disorder than using Phentermine may not be appropriate as anxiety is one of the most common side effects and can cause panic episodes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can nocturia be made worse by phentermine?

Can nocturia be made worse by phentermine?

Not likely: The side effects that might occur with Phentermine would be those associated with stimulatory effects. Sometimes a slight increase in pulse rate, slight increase in blood pressure; these are usually transient and if the patient is well-monitored by a medical weight specialist are not typically a problem, this med can cause dry mouth; incr thirst and because of that a patient may drink more water. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take antibiotic with phentermine?

Is it ok to take antibiotic with phentermine?

Phentermine: If you are taking Cephalexin along with Phentermine there should not be a negative interaction between these. ...Read more

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What fat burners can I take with phentermine?

What fat burners can I take with phentermine?

None: There are no legitimate "fat burners" except physical exercise. Stop wasting your money, get on appropriate diet and exercise; get support from programs like weight watchers. Phentermine only helps as long as you're taking it, and then you regain the weight. You need to find how to eat properly for the rest of your life, not the next month. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or internet. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with phentermine?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with phentermine?

Downers and uppers: While not an interaction the combo is a dangerous path. Phentermine used to diet causes anxiety, taking a tranquilizer, xanax (alprazolam) to counter the anxiety is not logical and can lead to escalating patern of drug use. Sedatives by calming may reverse any benefit from the diet pills. If the diet pill causes so much anxiety that you need another med to counter it, its not worth taking. See a dietician. ...Read more

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Why does phentermine sometimes cause chest pain?

Why does phentermine sometimes cause chest pain?

Chest pain: There are many reasons for chest pain and that might occur with phentermine.

You need to see your primary doctor to evaluate the cause and management of your chest pain.

Do not delay! ...Read more

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Is phentermine the same as phen tabz? For obesity.

Is phentermine the same as phen tabz? For obesity.

Phentermine: Phen tabz contain and ingredient called Ampheta CDP which is a compound kind of like phentermine although not the exact same. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phentermine and sertra together?

Is it safe to take phentermine and sertra together?

Serious risk!!!: If sertra means sertraline (zoloft), then sertra taken with Phentermine potentially increases the toxicity of the oher significantly, thus possible life-threatening reaction (serotonin syndrome) can occur. As a result, these two in combo should be used with caution. Please consult doc on this one. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take phentermine and ritilan at the same time?

Can I take phentermine and ritilan at the same time?

No: Both drugs are amphetamine derivatives and stimulants. Alone, and particularly together, they will increase blood pressure, cause anxiety and insomnia, and can increase the risk of having a stroke. Both are also addictive. I would never prescribe them together. ...Read more

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Why are doctors so reluctant to prescibe phentermine?

Why are doctors so reluctant to prescibe phentermine?

Many reasons: It only works as long as you take it, doesn't teach proper eating and exercise habits, is a controlled substance, has potential major toxicity, can be abused — is that enough? ...Read more

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I'm taking phentermine is it ok even if I get a rash?

I'm taking phentermine is it ok even if I get a rash?

Rash: If the rash is new, stop the medicine and see your physician to find out if the rash is related to the medicine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phentermine and maca root together?

Is it safe to take phentermine and maca root together?

Phentermine not safe: Phentermine is not safe to take. It does not lead to true or permanent weight loss. It is a trick and will only delay you adopting the only true lifestyle that leads to healthy weight loss.
Besides bariatric surgery, the only other scientific and safe medical way to lose weight is to limit the calories and change the composition of the diet to mainly protein sources and to do regular exercise. ...Read more

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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) safe to take with phentermine?

Is Lexapro (escitalopram) safe to take with phentermine?

Drug Interaction: In general, amphetamines and other sympathomimetic appetite suppressants such as Phentermine should not be combined with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like lexapro (escitalopram). Close monitoring for enhanced sympathomimetic effects and possible serotonin syndrome is recommended if these agents must be used together. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Ionamin (Definition)

Ionamin is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more