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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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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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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


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Ionamin (Definition)

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