Like caffeine, phentermine 37.5 is a stimulant and appetite suppressant. However, it’s much more powerful like amphetamine. Most of the time it is used in addition to other proven weight loss methods, such as diet and exercise.
Phentermine may be habit forming. It is not recommended to users less than 18 years old.
Suprenza is a popular brand name of phentermine which dissolves in the mouth. It is not necessary to take it with food which makes it convenient.
Side effects vary from mild to severe. Not all side effects require a visit to the hospital, but they should still be carefully monitored. It is only necessary to contact a healthcare professional if the side effects are severe in nature. Otherwise, if the side effects are manageable but not desired, you can reduce frequency of use of the drug. If you quit it too quickly, you can face withdrawal effects which may be as bad or worse as the side effects you’re trying to avoid.
Here are a few of many side effects that you should watch out for:
- Chest pain
- Decreased libido
- Dry mouth
- Allergy-like symptoms
Cardiovascular side effects are the ones that should be most concerning. It is uncommon, but some patients taking phentermine 37.5 mg alone have suffered from heart valve problems and primary pulmonary hypertension. If you have any prior heart issues, it is unlikely that your doctor will write a prescription for you. In addition heart issues have been reported in patients younger than 30 years of age with no prior heart problems.
Emotional side effects include:
- Decreased subjective well-being
Around 25% of users reported having emotional side effects, but users reported a decreased incidence of this side effects after 20 weeks of usage. The cause for this is unknown.
The most common dosage of the drug is 37.5 mg taken once per day. Your doctor is permitted to allow you to take it up to three times a day in more extreme cases. This is unlikely and will probably only be allowed if you are experiencing no side effects.
Care should be taken if you would like to take phentermine alongside these name brand drugs:
In addition to those any other drug which affects the mind in any way could interact with this diet pill. Phentermine affects the central nervous system so you must be careful if you decide to take multiple drugs which work similarly.
You should strongly consider the possible consequences of taking this medication. Many users report issues and quit taking the medication before they planned to. The benefits and costs have to be weighed.
Your doctor can help you along the way. He or she will determine if the risks of phentermine are worth it in your individual situation. Also, you will be monitored while taking the drug to ensure that long term damage can be avoided.