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Is phentermine a kind of narcotic?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

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

In brief: No

No. It's a sympathomimetic, but the exact mechanism of action is unknown.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Narcotics refer to opiate derived pain relievers.
Phentermine is not one of these. It's usually used as a diet aid.

In brief: No

Narcotics refer to opiate derived pain relievers.
Phentermine is not one of these. It's usually used as a diet aid.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine

In brief: Maybe

It is not a narcotic by one definiiton that is a drug that in moderate doses dulls the senses, relieves pain, and induces profound sleep but in excessive doses causes stupor, coma, or can cause convulsions.
But, a second definition is a drug that is subject to restriction like a narcotic. It is a controlled substance and that means it is restricted, in some ways.

In brief: Maybe

It is not a narcotic by one definiiton that is a drug that in moderate doses dulls the senses, relieves pain, and induces profound sleep but in excessive doses causes stupor, coma, or can cause convulsions.
But, a second definition is a drug that is subject to restriction like a narcotic. It is a controlled substance and that means it is restricted, in some ways.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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