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Is phentermine an amphetamine?

Is phentermine an amphetamine?

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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Can Phentermine show up as amphetamines or methamphetamine on hair test?

Can Phentermine  show up as amphetamines or methamphetamine on hair test?

On screening yes: There are tests to confirm positive findings and I doubt these confirmative tests would be positive for amphetamine..I am not aware of phentermine being metabolized to amphetamine but that's the only scenario, unlikely, that might cause a true positive result. ...Read more

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My girlfriend wants to take phentermine to lose weight but is in recovery for meth abuse?

Phentermine: The last thing a recovering addict needs is another "pill". Besides a host of other side effects, there is nervous system stimulation, tremor, anxiety, restlessness, dizziness, insomnia, euphoria, dysphoria, and headache--all which may be bad reminders of meth. Exercise, good diet, and avoidance of stimulants, especially those like Phentermine is a good idea. ...Read more

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Are Ritalin and Adipex amphetamines?

Are Ritalin and Adipex amphetamines?

Both stimulants: Ritalin is a safe medication when taken as prescribed. Adipex ha been shown to be a dangerous medication and there are warnings about the potential dangers. It is taken as a weight loss treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any actual medical use for amphetamines?

Yes: The main one is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, in which d-amphetamine or a combination of d- and l-amphetamines are the drugs of choice in this condition. The doses used are much lower than the doses of abuse, and in adhd there is seldom the tolerance, craving or withdrawal symptoms of addiction. They are also used for narcolepsy and as adjuncts in treatment-resistant depression. ...Read more

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Can labetelol cause positive for amphetamines?

Can labetelol cause positive for amphetamines?

Yes: Yes -- this has happened in a few cases: http://tinyurl.Com/m5sv2so however, confirmatory tests are run on any questionable results. These confirmatory tests are very specific, and would solve the question. ...Read more

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What could happen if you took amphetamines while working out?

Supercharged: You would put more strain on your heart, sweat more and place extra burden on your liver, then crash. Not advised, especially if strenuous workout. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for amphetamines to leave your system?

How long does it typically take for amphetamines to leave your system?

9-14 x 5: The typical half-life of dextroamphetamine/amphetamine is 9-14 hours. We normally day 5 half lives to clear most of a drug. So if you are not a poor metabolizer at cyp2d6, we are talking 45 to 75 hours. ...Read more

Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ...Read more


Dr. Ira Katz
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Ionamin (Definition)

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