What Phentermine is and what it is used for:
Phentermine (Adipex retard) is a preparation (anorectic) that dampens an excessive appetite. It suppresses the feeling of hunger and thus facilitates compliance with dietary constraints and weight loss. The drug is bound in the form of polystyrene sulfonate, which is gradually released into the body. The slow release of the drug results in an uninterrupted anorectic effect persisting for at least 8 hours. Starts weight loss and helps keep body weight. Proper diet and compliance with the drinking regime increase its effect. It is intended for supportive diet therapy in patients with obesity and body mass index (BMI) of 30 and above, for whom the reductive diet itself is not enough to reduce body weight. It is therefore a supportive medicine that should not replace diet and regular exercise activity. Decrease body weight sooner if you prefer low-energy foods and restrict foods containing fats and carbohydrates. Once the product has been used, the low-calorie diet should be followed for 6 weeks.
Do not take Phentermine: if you are allergic to Phentermine hydrochloride, you have any heart disease, under 17 years of age, you are pregnant or breastfeeding if you have thyroid disease if you have high blood pressure.
Side effects of the drug: Like all medicines, Phentermine can also have undesirable effects. The preparation is usually well tolerated, but dizziness, headaches, insomnia, nervousness, irritability, dry mouth, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea may occur.
Dosage: Take 1 pill a day before breakfast or 2 hours after breakfast for 4-8 weeks (up to 3 months). The tablets are taken as a whole and should be taken with a sufficient amount of fluid. The medicine is not used in the evening, because the medication can cause nervousness and insomnia. Do not take more often or at higher doses than prescribed because it can lead to addiction
Phentermine is almost similar to an amphetamine. It stimulates the central nervous system or nerves and brain, which enhances your heart rate and blood pressure and reduces your appetite. This drug is used together with diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity, especially in people with risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes. This drug may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Do not use this drug if you are pregnant or having breast-feeding a baby. You should not use this drug if you have the overactive thyroid, glaucoma, artery disease, extreme agitation, or a history of drug abuse. Do not use this drug if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as linezolid, isocarboxazid, methylene blue injection, rasagiline, phenelzine, selegiline, or tranylcypromine. A dangerous drug interaction could occur.
Usual pediatric dose for obesity:
For 17 years person and older:
8 mg orally 3 times a day and 30 minutes before meals, OR
15 to 37.5 mg orally once a day before breakfast or 1 to 2 hours after breakfast.
Short-term, like for few weeks, adjunct in regimen of weight reduction based on exercise, behavioral modification, caloric restriction in the management of exogenous obesity in patients with an initial body mass index or BMI of 30kg/m2 or greater, BMI of 27kg/m2 or greater in the presence of other risk factors, for example, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and controlled hypertension. This drug is very useful and has very powerful effects, with minimal side effects.