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Doctor insights on: Phentermine Ocd

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with phentermine?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with phentermine?

Downers and uppers: While not an interaction the combo is a dangerous path. Phentermine used to diet causes anxiety, taking a tranquilizer, xanax (alprazolam) to counter the anxiety is not logical and can lead to escalating patern of drug use. Sedatives by calming may reverse any benefit from the diet pills. If the diet pill causes so much anxiety that you need another med to counter it, its not worth taking. See a dietician.

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Why does phentermine sometimes cause chest pain?

Why does phentermine sometimes cause chest pain?

Chest pain: There are many reasons for chest pain and that might occur with phentermine. You need to see your primary doctor to evaluate the cause and management of your chest pain. Do not delay!

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Is phentermine the same as phen tabz? For obesity.

Is phentermine the same as phen tabz? For obesity.

Phentermine: Phen tabz contain and ingredient called Ampheta CDP which is a compound kind of like phentermine although not the exact same.

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Is it safe to take phentermine and sertra together?

Is it safe to take phentermine and sertra together?

Serious risk!!!: If sertra means sertraline (zoloft), then sertra taken with Phentermine potentially increases the toxicity of the oher significantly, thus possible life-threatening reaction (serotonin syndrome) can occur. As a result, these two in combo should be used with caution. Please consult doc on this one. Good luck.

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Can I take phentermine and ritilan at the same time?

Can I take phentermine and ritilan at the same time?

No: Both drugs are amphetamine derivatives and stimulants. Alone, and particularly together, they will increase blood pressure, cause anxiety and insomnia, and can increase the risk of having a stroke. Both are also addictive. I would never prescribe them together.

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Why are doctors so reluctant to prescibe phentermine?

Why are doctors so reluctant to prescibe phentermine?

Many reasons: It only works as long as you take it, doesn't teach proper eating and exercise habits, is a controlled substance, has potential major toxicity, can be abused - is that enough?

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