Phentermine is a prescription medication that has been on the market since the 1970’s. This medication was approved for the treatment of obese patients. It is still used to treat obese patients today. It is an appetite suppressant that helps to curb the appetite of those who are very over weight. The majority of the time, this medication is only used in the most severe situations. Most doctors only prescribe this medication as a last resort and it is recommended that it is paired with exercise, a healthy diet, and behavioral changes for it to be as effective as possible.
Over the years Phentermine has developed quite the bad reputation. The reason that it has a bad reputation is that this medication was combined with another to make which was a medication that was pulled off the market several years back. The reason it was pulled off the market is because patients were suffering from heart valve disease caused or worsened by the medication.
Phentermine is still prescribed and used because it is very effective in helping people lose weight. It can be used by itself, but it is always much more effective when the patient adopts a healthier diet and lifestyle. Since it was introduced in the 1970’s, it has been very successful in treating patients who have not been successful through other means.
The dosage will depend on the individual and will be prescribed by your doctor. Often it is possible to take it in a tablet which can either be crushed or chewed. Since the drug can affect sleeping patterns it should not be taken late in the day.
The normal dosages of phentermine range from 15 milligrams to 37.5 milligrams once per day, in the morning. If taking tablets, the dosage is usually the same, but some doctors will recommend that the dosages are divided around meal times.
For adults over 60 years the dosages are usually reduced, and the drug is not recommended for infants and children. You should monitor your intake of the drug carefully and be careful to follow doctors’ instructions in order not to form a habit of using the drug, and to reduce possible side effects.
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