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Will suddently stopping phentermine have drug withdrawal effects?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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