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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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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?

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

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I am taking phentermine because I am overweight. I was wondering if i could also take melatonin for sleep.

I am taking phentermine because I am overweight.  I was wondering if i could also take melatonin for sleep.

Yes, you can: Phentermine is an appetite suppressor and works for a short while to help you reduce your food. It keeps some people up at night, you can: 1.Take the pill earlier 2. Take melatonin 3. And make sure you eliminate caffeine in the lat afternoon and evening. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Maybe not: 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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Was ionamin (phentermine) discontinued in the U.S.?

Was ionamin (phentermine) discontinued in the U.S.?

Phentermine: I looked it up on the internet with material dated from yesterday. Nothing suggested that it was discontinued. That said, check your diet and your physical activity. Also look up "NuVal" on the web. That may give you more information about what food is best for you. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use phentermine 37.5 for long term use? I've been taking it for 6 years

Is it bad to use phentermine 37.5 for long term use? I've been taking it for 6 years

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

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I'm taking phentermine 37.5 mg and everything seems to taste different. Is this normal?

I'm taking phentermine 37.5 mg and everything seems to taste different. Is this normal?

Phentermine: This is used for diet control and it is not being kind to you. You could see a dietitian to help you and/or you could go online to "NuVal" and learn about food values that would help with your diet without phentermine. Don't forget to exercise regularly. ...Read more

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I'm taking phentermine is it ok to drink alcohol?

I'm taking phentermine is it ok to drink alcohol?

Phentermine + Alcoho: While it is wise to use great caution combining any medicine with a central (in the brain) action with alcohol, there is not a specific drug interaction. Always drink in moderation. ...Read more

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How fast will i lose weight taking phentermine 37.5 mg?

How fast will i lose weight taking phentermine 37.5 mg?

Maybe not at all: The industry is trying to give you a short cut. There isn't one. The only way is through diet. Get rid of all forms of sugar and sweeteners and stick to god made food. ...Read more

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I'm thinking of taking phentermine to loose weight, any suggestions?

I'm thinking of taking phentermine to loose weight, any suggestions?

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

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Will phentermine cause long term anxiety even after i quit taking it?

Will phentermine cause long term anxiety even after i quit taking it?

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

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I have been taking 400mg sam-e OTC for mood. Can this be taken with phentermine? Thanks.

I have been taking 400mg sam-e OTC for mood. Can this be taken with phentermine? Thanks.

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

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