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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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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 hydrocodone and flexoril safe to take with phentermine?

Is hydrocodone and  flexoril safe to take with phentermine?

Ok 2 use but caution: Hydrocodone is a narcotic which can cause drowsiness, so is flexeril. Thus, using these two can compound this effect and so caution is advised. Neither of these has any significant interaction with phentermine. Like all medicine, use the smallest effective dosage for the shortest duration possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Options to overcome phentermine addiction?

Options to overcome phentermine addiction?

Addictionologist: You should see a board certified addictionologist for help. I have treated many with amphetamine dependency. There are some medications which can help with the lethargy and depression until that goes away. I also recommend narcotics anonymous. Your success with treatment will be directly related to how much effort you put into it. It's hard, but you can do it. There's still hope if you're trying. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can k25 phentermine medicine works in the body and reduces weight?

Can somebody tell me how can k25 phentermine medicine works in the body and reduces weight?

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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What kind of substances should I avoid while I am taking phentermine?

What kind of substances should I avoid while I am taking phentermine?

See below: Phentermine is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity (overweight) in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Do not use Phentermine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby. You should not take Phentermine if you have a history of heart disease, severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure and maoinhibitors discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Could I use phentermine without any health problems?

Maybe: Potential side effects include: palpitations, rapid heart rate, ^ blood pressure, ischemic event, anxiety, insomnia, headache, tremor,dizziness, dry mouth, diarrhea or constipation & sexual dysfunction. When a medication containing phentermine in combination with fenfluramine/ dexenfluramine was on the market – pulmonary hypertension & heart valve damage occurred. ...Read more

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Can you get addicted to the drug phentermine?

Can you get addicted to the drug phentermine?

Sure: Phentermine is a stimulant & fully capable of being the source of addiction. There is a difference between physiological tolerance &/or withdrawal -vs- addiction. To be addicted you need one of the biological features (tolerance or withdrawal), loss of control (despite negative consequences), & salience (it becomes an important part of your life). ...Read more

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Can phentermine cause Ed and what can I do to reverse it?

Can phentermine cause Ed and what can I do to reverse it?

Yes: Phentermine can cause impotence. Phentermine can have SERIOUS side effects such as hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, psychosis, palpitations and many other side effects. When phentermine is stopped nearly all patients regain not only all the weight they lost, they often get heavier than they were before it was started. If on a high dose need to reduce dose gradually to avoid drug withdrawal. ...Read more

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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. Lynne Weixel
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Ionamin (Definition)

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