General information on Phentermine
Phentermine is stimulant like amphetamine. It is basically appetite suppressant medicine which affects your central nervous system. Phentermine is being used in combination with diet as well as exercises in order to treat size among people who are also suffering from other conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes and high BP. Phentermine can also be used for other purposes as advised by the doctor.
Important information on Phentermine
Phentermine should not be used in case a person has used MAO inhibitors like phenelzine (Nardil), isocarboxazid (Marplan), furazolidone (Furoxone) or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar). If you take Phentermine with the other diet medicines like fenfluramine, it can lead to rare lung disorder which can be fatal. This is known as pulmonary hypertension. Phentermine can also impair the reactions as well as thinking process, which is why it should not be taken before doing the tasks that require alert mind. Alcohol should not be consumed with Phentermine because it can lead to increased side effects as well.
Phentermine is just the part of obesity program and it should not be taken as a weight-loss treatment pill. The medicine is habit-forming, which is why it should only be taken by that person who has been prescribed for it. It is important that you follow the dose as prescribed by the doctor and do not discontinue it immediately since it can cause withdrawal symptoms as well.
Before you take Phentermine
Phentermine should not be taken in case you face:
a history of pulmonary hypertension,coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure or heart rhythm problems
uncontrolled high BP
in case you are pregnant or are breast-feeding
in case you are disturbed
history of alcohol or drug abuse
allergic to diet pills, cold medications, amphetamines or stimulants
In order to ensure that it is safe for you to take Phentermine, you should inform your doctor about these conditions:
FDA categorizes Phentermine as category X which means that it can harm the unborn baby. In case you are pregnant or are planning pregnancy, Phentermine should not be taken. Phentermine should also be avoided in case you are breast-feeding.