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Dr. Gail Altschuler
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Phentermine (Overview)

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.


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What is phentermine and should it be used for losing weight ? ? Safe ?

What is phentermine  and should it be used for losing weight ? ? Safe ?

A stimulant: Phentermine is a stimulant that can decrease appetite. It works for most people with about 10-15 pounds over 3 months. It can make you jittery or keep you awake at night. Most bariatric docs consider it as first line regimen. Of course, ask your doctor about more details. ...Read more

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Dr. Gail Altschuler
390 doctors shared insights

Phentermine (Overview)

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.


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I was prescribed topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) to take with my phentermine. What exactly is topamax (topiramate) prescribed for?

I was prescribed topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) to take with my phentermine. What exactly is topamax (topiramate) prescribed for?

Topamax (topiramate): Topamax (topiramate) is a seizure medication. Topamax (topiramate) is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat seizures in adults and children. Topamax (topiramate) is also used to treat/prevent migraine headaches in adults. In your case, it might be prescribed for weight loss with phentermine. ...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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Please describe the medication: phentermine?

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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Why did my doctor prescribe phentermine to be taken with food? I thought you were supposed to take it on an empty stomach?Won't see him til next month

Why did my doctor prescribe phentermine to be taken with food? I thought you were supposed to take it on an empty stomach?Won't see him til next month

Phentermine & Food: Phentermine is typically taken before a meal to reduce hunger and the intake of food. Your doctor may have wanted you to eat a normal breakfast then have the drug work in your system for the rest of the day. There is no harm taking it with or without food. ...Read more

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I was prescribed phentermine? What are effects

I was prescribed phentermine? What are effects

Side effects:: Dry mouth unpleasant taste diarrhea constipation vomiting some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: increased blood pressure heart palpitations restlessness dizziness tremor insomnia shortness of breath chest pain dizziness swelling of the legs and ankles. ...Read more

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Could I use phentermine without any health problems?

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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I would like to know if taking phentermine (to suppress appetite) can cause damage to your heart.... I have used phentermine in the past(not with fenflouramine)with good results, and want to try it again, but my family is against it....I work graveyard sh

I would like to know if taking phentermine (to suppress appetite) can cause damage to your heart.... I have used phentermine in the past(not with fenflouramine)with good results, and want to try it again, but my family is against it....I work graveyard sh

A : A definite association between phenteramine alone and valvular heart disease has not been established, but it is possible. There are rare case reports of valvular heart disease developing in patients taking phenteramine alone. From analysis i would consider this possible but very unlikely. The well established risks with phenteramine relate to its amphetamine-like actions, which can raise blood pressure and have other adverse effects on the body. The effectiveness of this drug has been demonstrated. However, as you may have recognized from your own previous use, the weight lost while taking this drug tends to come back after you stop it. Short term (12 weeks or less) therapy with phenteramine as part of a medically structured weight loss program may be of benefit but the magnitude and sustainability of that benefit may not justify the risk. ...Read more

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How effective is taking phentermine 37.5 mg pills for weight loss?

How effective is  taking phentermine 37.5 mg pills for weight loss?

Not very effective: Even though it is prescribed and taken by some, it is not that effective.It is supposed to suppress appetite and initially it does and one may loose 1to2 lbs in first month and the effect wears of and long term results are not very convincing and side effects and potential for addiction and tolerance in my view does not support its long term use serious weight loss is by proper diet and exercise. ...Read more

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How effectively does phentermine work?

Not by itself: Phentermine is very effective for weight loss for short term use when used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Appetite returns once the medication is discontinued so to avoid weight regain you must exercise most days and maintain a healthy portion controlled diet. ...Read more

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