Oral phentermine Hydrochloride (HCL) is a prescription appetite suppressant, which has been successfully and safely used for weight loss for over 30 years. It is in the Sympathomimetic family of appetite suppressants (used for the short-term management of exogenous obesity.)
When used in conjunction with diet, exercise, and behavior therapy, phentermine may help you to lose weight more quickly.
How does phentermine work?
Phentermine works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland, (the region of the brain that controls the autonomic nervous system, regulating sleep cycles, body temperature, appetite, etc.) and affecting certain neurotransmitters to decrease the appetite.
Phentermine should NOT be used as a substitute for proper diet or exercise. For maximum effects, it must be used in conjunction with a well-balanced diet, exercise and can also be combined with Fit MD’s other weight loss programs.
Healthy modifications to your diet and activity levels must be developed and continued long-term in order to continue losing weight and/or prevent the lost weight from returning.
What is the Difference Between Adipex and Phentermine Diet Pills?
Adipex is the brand name of the diet pill that is made by GATE Pharmaceuticals. “Phentermine” is the name of the chemical substance that reacts with a patient’s body to suppress their appetite.
Phentermine is known as a generic drug and Adipex diet pills contain phentermine.
Within Adipex diet pills there are two types of ingredients, inactive ingredients and an active ingredient. Phentermine is the active ingredient, which is what produces the suppression of appetite.
What are the Potential Side Effects of Phentermine?
The most common side effects reported and occurring in patients are: dry mouth, insomnia, constipation, nervousness and irritability. If you are having any of these symptoms they usually resolve within the first week. If these symptoms are too bothersome, you may reduce your dose to ½ tablet.
Other potential, but rare side effects are: shortness of breath, increased heart rate, increased or decreased blood pressure, blurred vision and dizziness. If you experience any of these symptoms go to the hospital right away.
How Much Weight Can I Lose With Phentermine?
The average weight loss is between 3‐5 pounds per week. This number is always dependent of the amount of excess weight you have to lose and varies depending on the extent to which you change your diet and/or activity levels.
How Long Can I Take Phentermine?
Most patients reach their desired weight within 3 months. It is however possible to continue to take these medications for up to one year, if determined to be a safe and optimal option by your Fit MD.
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