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Is phentermine addictive?

Is phentermine addictive?

Possibly: Phentermine is a stimulant medications 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 of time for obesity, that alone may not be addiction. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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How addictive is Phentermine and is it safe for me to take Metformin while taking it?

How addictive is Phentermine and is it safe for me to take Metformin while taking it?

Not very: Although we are seeing a microepidemic locally on amphetamines. It doesn't have serious withdrawal. It is abused; coming off of it people get the blah's. Most people who are prescribed it don't even take as much as they are prescribed rather than overuse it. It is often used in overweight people so, it is often used with metformin. They do not have a direct interaction but watch sugars a bit ...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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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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Bmi 40+, lack of addiction so far to phentermine, is it safe to take it longer than a year? My dr. Is mentioning surgery instead...

Bmi 40+, lack of addiction so far to phentermine, is it safe to take it longer than a year? My dr. Is mentioning surgery instead...

Never any reported: Phentermine ihas never been shown to be addictive. It can have some stimulating side effects more so in some patients that others, that is why a patient is monitored monthly, for wt loss, BP pulse.I have many patients safely on Phentermine maintenance for years the stimulatory side efects generally disappear in 4-6 mo.There are 2 ways Phentermine works.Decr. Hunger for 4-6 mo, milder decr calories. ...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 a 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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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 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 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

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


Dr. Olav Jaren
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Ionamin (Definition)

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