Phentermine Review


Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, Mazindol, Diethylpropion, Benzphetamine.

Common Names:

* Adipex-P 5
* Adipost 4
* Bontril PDM 4
* Bontril Slow-Release 4
* Didrex 1
* Fastin 5
* Ionamin 5
* Mazanor 3
* Melfiat 4
* Obenix 5
* Obezine 4
* Phendiet 4
* Phendiet-105 4
* Phentercot 5
* Phentride 5
* Plegine 4
* Prelu-2 4
* Pro-Fast 5
* PT 105 4
* Sanorex 3
* Tenuate 2
* Tenuate Dospan 2
* Tepanil Ten-Tab 2
* Teramine 5
* Zantryl 5

In Canada

* Ionamin 5
* Sanorex 3
* Tenuate 2
* Tenuate Dospan 2

Other commonly used
names are:

* Amfepramone
* Benzfetamine

After doing research on appetite suppressants, it was decided in our group that nobody really wanted to try them, due to their cost, short term usage and side effects. The information presented to you below is based off of information from qualified sources.

Sympathomimetic appetite suppressants are used for the short-term treatment of obesity. Their appetite reducing abilities tend to decrease after only a few weeks. Because of this, these medicines are useful only during the first few weeks of a weight-loss program. The sympathomimetic appetite suppressants can help you to lose weight while you are adjusting your eating habits and exercise to support your desired body weight. As with all diet pills if you don't change the things that got you overweight in the first place it will just come back shortly after quitting the diet pills.

These medicines are usually only available with your doctor's prescription.

Before using These Proucts:

Deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it may do. (see side effects) This is a decision you and your doctor will make. We do not recommend taking any diet pill if your BMI is not 27 or higher. For sympathomimetic appetite suppressants, the following should be considered:

Allergies: Inform your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, ephedrine, epinephrine, isoproterenol, metaproterenol, methamphetamine, norepinephrine, phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, pseudoephedrine, terbutaline, or other appetite suppressants. Also tell your Doctor if you have had allergic reactions to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.

Diet: You are required to follow a reduced calorie diet while taking an appetite suppressant in order to lose weight. Much of your weight loss will be a reult of the reduction of calories. Also, in order to keep the lost weight from returning, changes in diet and exercise must be continued after the weight has been lost.

Pregnancy: If a pregnant woman takes this medicine in high doses or more often than the doctor has directed, it may cause withdrawal symptoms in the newborn baby. Also, medicines similar to sympathomimetic appetite suppressants can cause birth defects in the newborn baby if a pregnant woman takes them in high doses. Before taking this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant. Best advice is to refrain from taking these if your are or might be pregnant.

Breast-feeding: Diethylpropion and benzphetamine pass into breast milk. It is not known if other sympathomimetic appetite suppressants pass into breast milk. However, use of sympathomimetic appetite suppressants during breast-feeding is not recommended. It may cause harmful effects in nursing babies.

Children: Studies of sympathomimetic appetite suppressants have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of these in children with use in other age groups. The use of these medicines by children younger than 16 years of age is not recommended.

Other Medicines: Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking appetite suppressants, it is especially important that your docotor be made aware of any medication you are taking.

Proper Use: To minimize the side effects of taking an appetite suppressant, the following should be considered. Most of the above are taken once daily, and they shoudl be taken about 10 to 14 hours before bedtime. For multiple doses, take the last dose about 4 to 6 hours before bedtime.

Do not break, crush or chew before swallowing, many of these pills are slow release, so damaging them will inhibit their value.

Follow your doctors dosage exactly, do not take more of it, take it more often or longer than your prescription says to. Failure to follow the dosage instructions may result in side effects and increase the chances of them becoming habit-forming.

Missed dose: If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Side Effects: Side effects of taking sympathomimetic appetite suppressants include, dry mouth, False sense of well being, increased blood pressure, constipation, difficulty urinating, headaches (severe), trouble sleeping, shakiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, and drowsiness. Some less common side effects include heart and lung problems, chest pain, lack of energy, swelling of your feet or lower legs or trouble breathing. Long term use may result in withdrawl when people stop using them.

Diabetics may have issues with these products affecting their blood sugar levels

It's important to note that their is a high