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After a thorough evaluation of your medical history, the doctor might prescribe a medication to help with your appetite. At Aesthetix Plus Medical Spa we have a variety of medications that we may use and this is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Phentermine (Adipex-P, Suprenza) is an amphetamine-like prescription medication used to suppress appetite. It can help weight loss by decreasing your hunger or making you feel full longer. Phentermine is also available in a combination medication for weight loss (Qsymia).
Like other prescription weight-loss drugs, phentermine is intended to be used as part of an overall weight-loss plan with a doctor-approved exercise, behavior change, and reduced-calorie diet program. It is indicated for people who are obese, and who have failed to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone — not for people who want to lose just a few pounds.
Although phentermine is one of the most commonly prescribed weight-loss medications, it has some potentially serious drawbacks. Common side effects include:
Phentermine isn’t a good option if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland or glaucoma. It also isn’t for women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
Appetite suppressants are safe when taken under careful supervision and in conjunction with a structured weight loss program. Phentermine is FDA-approved medications used to help reduce appetite. It is also increase your basal metabolic rate as well as the rate at which fat is broken down in the body.
Phentermine suppresses the appetite and is meant to be used for a small length of time. Short-term use, along with dietary changes, exercise, and changing behavior, has been shown to help many people with weight loss. Phentermine appetite suppression makes it easier for you to eat less, have fewer cravings, and make healthier food choices.
Normally, taking Phentermine once a day is suggested. Phentermine is to be taken on an empty stomach and shouldn’t be broken, crushed, or chewed. Dosage and directions for taking Phentermine should be given to you by your doctor and followed strictly.
No. Phentermine has been used only for a short period of time and is potentially harmful if used too long. It has possible addictive qualities and can lead to withdrawal if use is stopped fast and without supervision. Modifying behavior and beginning a regular exercise routine are recommended. You should be changing your lifestyle to a healthy one that will enable you to continue losing weight once you have stopped using Phentermine.
Yes. Phentermine is a controlled substance, so it can only be bought with a doctor’s prescription. If you think you are a good candidate and would benefit from using Phentermine, talk to your doctor. Make sure you tell him or her about any medications you are or have been on.
If you are taking or considering taking other diet products or any medications, you should ask your doctor if they are compatible with Phentermine. Some medications or diet products may interfere with Phentermine, and some may cause more serious side effects when used together.
Phentermine has helped many people who have had a weight problem and could have developed weight-related health problems. Maybe it can help you lose weight and keep it off. Talk to your doctor about what Phentermine might be able to do for you and your weight loss efforts.