Phentermine (also known by brand names such as Adipex, Fastin or Pro-Fast)
This appetite suppressant when used with diet and exercise, can lead to significant weight loss. This medication is safe, effective and usually well tolerated. Phentermine has been used by millions of people for more than 50 years. However, like anything else, it isn’t right for everyone. Phentermine should not be taken if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, if you have a history of heart disease, severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, glaucoma, if you are in an agitated state, or if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
Our physician will discuss this medication in the context of your health history prior to dispensing.
What is Phentermine?
Phentermine hydrochloride is an appetite suppressant used in the treatment of obesity. Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30.
Phentermine stimulates the hypothalamus gland in the brain. This is the part of the brain that controls appetite.
Phentermine was approved by the FDA in 1959 as a short term monotherapy treatment for obesity and has been successful for weight loss ever since.
Our clinic uses a 37.5 mg. tablet. It is recommended that the lowest effective dose should be used. For some clients that is half of a tablet for others a full tablet. This dose will not be increased with our program.
Tolerance is common with Phentermine. This means the medication is no longer effective. This may occur after 2 months. The addictive potential increases with length of therapy. This medication was designed to be used in conjunction with diet and exercise.