Belonging to the group of appetite suppressants, this medicine acts like amphetamine and affects our nervous system. It is an ideal option for people suffering not only from obesity but also “gifted” with such diseases as hypertension or diabetes.
It is usually recommended to combine taking phentermine and exercising. Following special diet will also bring its positive effect.
What should I know about taking phentermine?
Everybody who is going to take these pills should know that it is forbidden to take any other diet pills at the same time: this may lead to very serious consequences such as pulmonary hypertension – a fatal lung disorder. Despite such situations happen very seldom, it is still better to be on the safe side.
As phentermine may influence on the speed of your reactions and thinking, be very careful when doing any activities that require high alertness, such as driving.
To minimize risks of side effects appearing avoid drinking alcohol. As phentermine can sometimes be habit-forming, people suffering from any kind of addiction should take it very carefully following all the instructions and prescriptions of the doctor.
Contraindications: are there any?
Unfortunately, there is a pretty long list of them. In cases of suffering from any heart diseases or hypertension, hyperactive thyroid and glaucoma as well as allergies to diet pills and components of this medicine in particular, taking phentermine is forbidden.
It’s important to know that there may appear life threatening side effects if you have been taking any MAO inhibitor less than 2 weeks ago. The list of preparations (MAO inhibitors) that are more likely to react with phentermine is the following:
isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), furazolidone (Furoxone), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam).
Phentermine during pregnancy and breastfeeding
It is still unknown if phenmertine can cause harm to fetus, but it is recommended to avoid taking generic phentermine during pregnancy. Only in emergency cases and only after consulting with your doctor it is possible to use this preparation strictly following dosage and other instructions. Speaking about breastfeeding women it should be highlighted that phentermine may cause harm to a baby as it passes into breast milk. So, there are two ways: either not to take phentermine or not to give breast milk to your baby (in case of taking medicine).
Attention! Learn phentermine side effects
There can appear very serious side effects in case of allergy or violating dosage of the drug. So, if you feel that your face, lips, throat or tongue are swelling , if it is difficult for you to breathe or you feel chest pain, blood pressure rising and terrible headache, if you notice unusual changes in your behavior or way of thinking, then you should seek for emergency medical help.
In case of experiencing less serious side including dizziness, insomnia, unpleasant taste in your mouth, upset stomach, decreased interest in sex or feeling hyperactive you may just consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Verdict: to take or not to take?
Despite quite a long list of serious side effects and numerous precautions a lot of people who have tried phentermine note that the effect it gives is stunning!