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Phentermine Resin Complex Medication
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
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
I have been on Phentermine since March of 2015, increasing my dose around march of 2016. I believe I have built a tolerance to the medication. How lon?
Looking at your spelling in your message you may be on too much or not enough. Discuss with your Dr. Other meds may change need for dose.
Are you doing better on higher dose? ...Read more
I'm on Suboxone can I take Fastin (phentermine) which is phenylethylamine. Is it safe. Its a weight medication?
Why does my nose feel like it is freezing cold when I take certain medications? Happens with tramadol currently and phentermine in the past.
Vasoconstriction: When constriction of superficial blood vessels occurs such as with exposure to cold or when taking certain medications, blood is diverted away from the periphery of the body causing coldness of nose, fingers, toes. Apparently this happens when you take the above medications. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me Amitriptyline 50mg at night time and Phentermine 15 mg in am. Are these two medications safe to take at these times?
My doctor gave me phentermine for my follow up from my anxiety medication. I'm taking Lorazepam 0.5mg. Is there any drug interactions between the two?
Will taking phentermine affect your hormones and/or thyroid function tests? I currently take phen and I'm hypothyroid so I take that medication also.
Not a problem: Phentermine should not cause hormonal issues and will not interfere with the medication you take for hypothyroidism. Please understand that phentermine only works while you are taking it and you must learn to change your diet and exercise patterns or the weight will come back when you stop the drug. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I take phentermine and thyroid medication at the same time? I am also taking sprintec birth control.
Yes, but: You need to take the thyroid medication if your thyroid level is abnormal. The Phentermine will only affect it if your dose of either is excessive. The phentermine, however, only works for as long as you take it - then you'll begin to gain the weight back unless you've learned how to eat properly - if you have, you don't need the Phentermine in the first place. ...Read more
Are there recommended medications for extreme MS fatigue, other than Phentermine? I take Neurontin and Baclofen, and occasional Phentermine.
MS Rx: The treatment of MS is very complex. Recommend you go to uptodate and review this. Then discuss with your team. ...Read more
Curious about the weightloss medication, Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate)? With PCOS it's hard to lose weight on your own, is this something that would help?
I'm taking plaqeunil, mobic, (meloxicam) prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis. Can I use phentermine for weight loss while on these other medications?
Weight medications: The easy answer is "yes." however 1) the weight gain tendency caused (primarily) by Prednisone will continue, so consider finding an effective regimen for your RA and pain that doesn't cause weight gain. 2) Phentermine generally only works well for a short period of time. Most people who use it find that it wears off after several weeks or months. There may be better weight options besides phent. ...Read more
Sure: Phentermine is a stimulant & fully capable of being the source of addiction. There is a difference between physiological tolerance &/or withdrawal -vs- addiction. To be addicted you need one of the biological features (tolerance or withdrawal), loss of control (despite negative consequences), & salience (it becomes an important part of your life). ...Read more
Never heard of WD:
Phentermine has some properties similar to amphetamines, but it is not an amphetamine.If you abruptly stop Phentermine most patients might be more hungry for 24-48 hrs. Then return to regular
appetite.There has never been a report of physical addiction.Emotionally, regaining wt w/o the med use could cause emotional stress.I have found that with monitoring pts.
They can take the med for maintenance. ...Read more
How long does half of one 37.5 mg phentermine tablet stay in your system which would show up on a drug test.
Half life is 20h: The drug's half life is 20 hours, meaning that after 20 hours, half of the dose has been eliminated. 20 hours after that, 3/4 of the dose has been eliminated and 20 hours after that 7/8 of the drug has been eliminated. At 80 hours virtually all of the drug has been eliminated. Depending on sensitivity of urine test you should allow 60-80 hours for elimination. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I took a half tab of phentermine and then was givin a drug test 2 days after. Was the only time I had taken the drug the whole month. Will it show up?
Most drug tests do not test for phentermine,
this assumes you are using prescription
phentermine obtained from your doctor,
buying what is labelled "phentermine" on the internet is another story, many contain amphetamines which will test positive
lesson learned: be careful what you put into
real Phentermine is inexpensive & can be obtained from any weight loss doc. ...Read more
Possibly: It is hard to know exactly what the drug test includes, and I am not sure of the sensitivity of the saliva test, but ritalin (methylphenidate) is an amphetamine, and drug screens often include amphetamines. If you are on a prescription drug that is legally prescribed, you should divulge this to your employer before the test. ...Read more
Different drugs: Meridia is a wt loss medication that was taken off the market in 10/2010 due to cardiovascular risk. Phentermine is another weight loss medication that is still being used and is approved for short term weight loss therapy. Meridia inhibits noreprnephrine/epinephrine and Dopamine reuptake, Phentermine works on the sympathetic system and cause you to eat less. ...Read more
Three weeks is long enough for this drug to clear out of your system.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I have been taking phentermine 37.5 mg and am almost done with my 3 month prescription. Can I take Fastin OTC when I am done as a maintenance drug?
I took drug test today which is Tuesday I have to go back Friday morning if I stop taking my prescription for Phentermine 37.5 today will I be cleaned by Friday?
No need to wait: If you have a legitimate prescription for a federally legal medication (not marijuana) than the entity doing the drug testing will not hold you accountable for testing positive for that substance. They may restrict you from working with certain dangerous or delicate tools or driving until you are done with that medication. Bring the Rx or a note from your doc explaining the Rx. ...Read more
Yes, but...: ...there is a price--talk to your doctor about risks & side effects! Also, it is important to have realistic expectations when starting a weight loss medicine--e.g. about 5-10% of the starting weight is the average weight loss most patients on these drugs will achieve. Finally, once the drug is stopped, gradual weight gain is statistically likely. ...Read more
If phentermine is taken approximately an hour before giving a urine drug screen, will it show up?
Most likely: Especially if you take it on a regular basis but I don't know if the drug or the metabolites are being tested for. If you have a prescription for them it should be ok ...Read more
What combination of drug store fat burners could I take for weightloss that could give me great results like phentermine does?
Hi Doctor :) I took Phentermine 15mg for the first time today. How long does it stay on my system? I'm having a drug test in 3 days. Thanks
Doctor prescribed?: I am hoping that you are using this medication because it was prescribed to you by a physician for obesity. If you used this medication for any other reason, or if it was not prescribed for you but someone else, using it is illegal and don't do it again. If you are overweight or obese and want to lose weight, talk to your doctor. Share a list of all your medications when you are tested for drugs ...Read more