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What Kind Of Substances Should I Avoid While I Am Taking Phentermine
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
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 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
I am currently taking phentermine for weight management. I have heard that there are side effects after taking it like rebounds. How do I avoid it?
Taper dose: When discontinuing the medication I would taper the dose by half a few days at a time until cessation of the drug. ...Read more
I have a rash on my legs kind of on my things they itch a little they look like a heat rash I started taking phentermine is that the cause?
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
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
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
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
I am taking phentermine to loose weight today is the 4th day not eating nothing. Literally. Will I be ok today cause I can't eat and eat tom?
Do not fast: Please do not eliminate all food in order to lose weight! this will cause you to lose muscle, a very precious and highly metabolically active tissue. When you lose muscle, your metabolic rate decreases so that it becomes harder to maintain weight loss. If using phentermine, you have a prescribing physician who can help you develop a food plan towards your goals. Nutritionist can help too. ...Read more
I am taking phentermine because I am overweight. I was wondering if I could also take melatonin for sleep.
Hello Dr I am taking phentermine along with HBp pills and furosemide! I also use preworkout supplements in the morning for my gym workouts is this ok?
B"sd there is always great concern with phentermine as it is a stimulant in the amphetamine family. Due caution would be careful attention to any effects on pulse and blood pressure. If by preworkout supps you mean water, should be fine, but they should also be checked out for safety and possible drug interactions.
Glad to discuss in more detail. ...Read more
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Probably yes: The newest obesity medicine is called qsymia (phentermine and topiramate). It is a combo of Phentermine plus topiramate, but a lower dose. It is taken chronically for a year. The dose you are on should be limited to 3 months. Must watch for blood pressure and pulse issues. Your doctor shoul be checking these. You might consider 3 months on, then 3 months off, then back on. ...Read more
How obtained?: If obtained legally, would ask prescribing provider directly. ...Read more
Good for short term: Sure, it works for appetite reduction, but it's not indicated for long-term weight loss maintenance. Unfortunately, there is no getting around daily exercise & decreasing calorie intake. Any pill will help in the short term, but you won't be taking them forever. You want your weight to stay off for 40 more years, and that is going to take a whole lifestyle modification plan. Sweat daily; eat less. ...Read more
Phentermine: Phentermine is a stimulant medication that can cause a variety of side effects. Side effects vary for every individual taking a specific medication. If you feel you developed symptoms of anxiety due to a medication, it is best to discontinue it. Also understand that the medication may not be the cause of your symptoms and you may need to explore other causes. ...Read more
NO!: If you look up the data on SAMe on the NIH CCAM website, and also the numerous articles available on PubMed, SAMe should clearly not be taken with sympathomimetics like phentermine. This would place you at elevated risk for serotonin syndrome. Phentermine itself has a warning against combining with SSRI's, SNRI's or sympathomimetics. ...Read more
I've been taking 15mg of Phentermine for 3 months now and I get sooo tired after taking it why is that?
Typically Phen: Makes you energized for a set # hours (depends on each person) then you have a "crash" and goes into fatigue quickly. Your body may adjust to it but if yours hasn't already after 3 months, I would suggest for you to try a different routine, maybe use smaller dose in the AM and not add in energy drinks/caffeine/ B vitamins which a lot of people do on top of the Phentermine. ...Read more
Been taking (2) phentermine per day, over the past 2 weeks it no longer works. Feeling very bloated, what should I do?
That is very: Common with phentermine. The truth is that you will simply have to stop eating more calories than you utilize in a 24 hour period. That is the only effective way to lose weight. There is no magic to the simple math of burn more calories than you take in. There are a variety of ways to do this and at your age you should be capable. ...Read more
Rash: If the rash is new, stop the medicine and see your physician to find out if the rash is related to the medicine. ...Read more
Yes: There is not interaction between the two drugs. ...Read more
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