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Can you get addicted to the drug phentermine?

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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sure

Phentermine is a stimulant & fully capable of being the source of addiction.
There is a difference between physiological tolerance &/or withdrawal -vs- addiction. To be addicted you need one of the biological features (tolerance or withdrawal), loss of control (despite negative consequences), & salience (it becomes an important part of your life).

In brief: Sure

Phentermine is a stimulant & fully capable of being the source of addiction.
There is a difference between physiological tolerance &/or withdrawal -vs- addiction. To be addicted you need one of the biological features (tolerance or withdrawal), loss of control (despite negative consequences), & salience (it becomes an important part of your life).
Dr. Horacio Capote
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine

In brief: Yes

Any medication once you use constantly the body develops a new homeostasis and when you stop the medication the body goes through disturbance to re-establish its original state.
Depending on the severity of withdrawal the amount of physical dependence will be evident. All medications better to slowly taper and withdraw - this includes the nutrients too.

In brief: Yes

Any medication once you use constantly the body develops a new homeostasis and when you stop the medication the body goes through disturbance to re-establish its original state.
Depending on the severity of withdrawal the amount of physical dependence will be evident. All medications better to slowly taper and withdraw - this includes the nutrients too.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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