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What kind of substances should I avoid while I am taking phentermine?

What kind of substances should I avoid while I am taking phentermine?

See below: Phentermine is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity (overweight) in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Do not use Phentermine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby. You should not take Phentermine if you have a history of heart disease, severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure and maoinhibitors discuss with your doctor. ...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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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. ...Read more

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Is phentermine a kind of barbiturate?

No: No. It's a sympathomimetic, but the exact mechanism of action is unknown. ...Read more

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Is phentermine a kind of methamphetamine?

No: No. It's a sympathomimetic, but the exact mechanism of action is unknown. ...Read more

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I have heard to avoid grapefruit while taking phentermine is there any other fruits or berries I should avoid?

I have heard to avoid grapefruit while taking phentermine is there any other fruits or berries I should avoid?

Avoid acidifying foo: For Phentermine to stay longer in your body chose alkalizing food. Any food that causing acidifying of the urine will allow Phentermine to be excreted hence decreases its effect. These food such as sugar, alcohol, soda, food containing white flour, butter, ice cream and caffein. ...Read more

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I am taking phentermine my BP is great and no side affects my dr says it's safe to take but others say no. So what should I do ? Thanks

I am taking phentermine my BP is great and no side affects my dr says it's safe to take but others say no. So what should I do ? 
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Phentermine only: works as long as you're taking it, the weight loss is not permanent. The potential side effects are well documented on webmd and other sites. DIscuss your concerns with your doctor. Remember, you need to learn how to eat less and exercise more for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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I am taking phentermine and just started 5HTP - are there any issues taking them together?

I am taking phentermine and just started 5HTP - are there any issues taking them together?

Yes, potentially: 5HTP increased serotonin and phentermine can also affect serotonin. This will put you at risk of serotonin syndrome, which is rare but can be serious. You can have rapid heartbeat, diarrhea, vomiting, hallucinations, changes in blood pressure. Possibly life threatening. You should stop one of these. ...Read more

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I am taking phentermine and 5 htp, is there any contra indication in the two?

I am taking phentermine and 5 htp, is there any contra indication in the two?

Not a great idea: There isn't any good evidence that 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-htp) is effective for weight loss, and only minimal evidence that it works for depression. There was a rare serious side effect (eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome, ems), but this was traced to contaminants in earlier preparations, and should not be a problem now. Too much 5htp can cause serotonin syndrome - so it may be best to avoid it. ...Read more

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