Phentermine and Weight Loss
- Posted on: May 30 2018
At Infinity Health & Wellness, we sometimes prescribe phentermine, together with a diet and exercise plan, to help our patients lose weight. Usually, we opt to add phentermine to the plan if the patient has already attempted to lose weight through dietary changes and exercise, but has only had limited or no success.
Here’s some information about phentermine.
What is phentermine?
Phentermine is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine. It acts as an appetite suppressant, affecting the central nervous system to do so. Phentermine makes the patient feel full for a longer period of time, limiting the desire to ingest more calories.
How is phentermine taken?
Phentermine is a small tablet that the patient takes in the morning before eating breakfast. The medication is intended for short-term use. The medication is taken in cycles of no more than three consecutive months, followed by at least nine months without taking it.
Potential side effects of phentermine
Since phentermine affects the body in a similar way to an amphetamine, there is the potential for various side effects. Common side effects are:
- A feeling of restlessness or hyperactivity
- Headache, dizziness, tremors
- Dry mouth
- Unpleasant taste in mouth
- Diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach
- Changes in sex drive
If you experience these more serious side effects, you need to call the team at Infinity Health & Wellness immediately. They are:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Feeling as if you may pass out
- Swelling in your ankles or feet
- Fluttering heartbeat
- Confusion, irritability, unusual thought patterns
- Feeling of extreme happiness or sadness
- High blood pressure
Phentermine can be very effective for weight loss when used correctly and in the right situation. If you’re having trouble losing weight, it could be a great tool for you. Call us at Infinity Health & Wellness, (480) 427-4305, and set up a consultation.