PHENTERMINE 30MG 30 TABS

PHENTERMINE 30MG 30 TABS

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PHENTERMINE 30MG Round Tablets

 

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  • Generic Name: phentermine
  • Pronounced: FEN ter meen
  • Brand Names: Adipex-P, Ionamin, Obenix, Oby-Cap, Teramine, Zantryl

What is the most important information I should know about phentermine?

Taking phentermine together with other diet medications such as fenfluramine (Phen-Fen) or dexfenfluramine (Redux) can cause a rare fatal lung disorder called pulmonary hypertension. Do not take phentermine with any other diet medications without your doctor's advice.

Phentermine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of phentermine.

Phentermine may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep track of how many pills have been used from each new bottle of this medicine. Phentermine is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription.

You may have withdrawal symptoms, such as depression and extreme tiredness, when you stop using phentermine after a long period of use. Do not stop using phentermine suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

 

Below is a chart of Body Mass Index (BMI) based on various heights and weights.

BMI is calculated by taking the patient’s weight, in kilograms (kg), divided by the patient’s height, in meters (m), squared. Metric conversions are as follows: pounds ÷ 2.2 = kg; inches x 0.0254 = meters.

BODY MASS INDEX (BMI), kg/m2 Height (feet, inches)

Weight

(pounds)

5’0”

5’3”

5’6”

5’9”

6’0”

6’3”
140 27 25 "center" valign="top">23 21 19 18
150 29 27 24 22 20 19
160 31 28 26 24 22 20
170 33 30 28 25 23 21
180 35 32 29 27 25 23
190 37 34 31 28 26 24
200 39 36 32 30 27 25
210 41 37 34 31 29 26
220 43 39 36 33 30 28
230 45 41 37 34 31 29
240 47 43 39 36 33 30
250 49 44 40 37 34 31
 

What is phentermine?

Phentermine is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system.

Phentermine is used togther with diet and exercise to treat obesity (overweight) in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

Phentermine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

 

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking phentermine?

Do not take phentermine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take phentermine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.

Taking phentermine together with other diet medications such as fenfluramine (Phen-Fen) or dexfenfluramine (Redux) can cause a rare fatal lung disorder called pulmonary hypertension. Do not take phentermine with any other diet medications without your doctor's advice.

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to phentermine or other stimulants, or if you have:

  • heart disease or high blood pressure;
  • arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries);
  • an overactive thyroid;
  • glaucoma;
  • if you are in an agitated state; or
  • if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.

Before taking phentermine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

  • a thyroid disorder;
  • anxiety disorder;
  • diabetes; or
  • epilepsy or another seizure disorder.

If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment.

It is not known whether phentermine will harm an unborn baby. Do not take phentermine without telling your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is also not known whether phentermine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not take phentermine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give this medication to anyone younger than 16 years old without the advice of a doctor.

Phentermine may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Phentermine should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

How should I take phentermine?

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

It is best to take phentermine on an empty stomach before breakfast, or at least 10 to 14 hours before bedtime.

Do not take more phentermine for an increased effect. Taking too much of this medication can cause serious, life-threatening side effects.

Do not crush, chew, break, or open an extended-release capsule. Swallow the pill whole. It is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking or opening the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

Phentermine should be taken only for a short time, such as a few weeks.

Taking high doses of phentermine over long periods of time can cause severe skin problems, sleep problems (insomnia), personality changes, and feeling hyperactive or irritable.

Stop taking phentermine if you have increased hunger or if you otherwise think the medication is not working properly.

You may have withdrawal symptoms when you stop using phentermine after a long period of use. Do not stop using the medication suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

Do not take phentermine in the evening because it may cause sleep problems (insomnia).

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Keep track of how many pills have been used from each new bottle of this medicine. Phentermine is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medication. An overdose of phentermine can be fatal.

Overdose symptoms may include confusion, hallucinations, feeling restless or aggressive, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, irregular heartbeat, tremors, rapid breathing, confusion, hallucinations, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).

What should I avoid while taking phentermine?

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of phentermine.

Phentermine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

What are the possible side effects of phentermine?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using phentermine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • chest pain, fast or uneven heartbeat, feeling like you might pass out;
  • unusual thoughts or behavior, feeling restless or confused; or
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • feeling nervous or anxious;
  • headache, dizziness, tremors;
  • trouble sleeping (insomnia);
  • dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth;
  • diarrhea or constipation; or
  • itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

What other drugs will affect phentermine?

Before taking phentermine, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:

  • medicines to treat high blood pressure;
  • insulin or diabetes medication you take by mouth;
  • guanadrel (Hylorel), guanethidine (Ismelin);
  • antidepressants such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft); or
  • antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), amoxapine (Ascendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), or trimipramine (Surmontil).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with phentermine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about phentermine.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed

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phentermine (generic) 37.5 mg
phentermine (generic) 37.5 mg
phentermine (generic) 37.5 mg
phentermine (generic) 37.5 mg
phentermine (generic) 37.5 mg
phentermine (generic) 37.5 mg
phentermine (generic) 37.5 mg
phentermine (generic) 37.5 mg



 

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  • Nombre Genérico: phentermine
  • Nombres de las Marcas: Adipex-P, Oby-Cap, T-Diet, Zantryl

¿Cuál es la información más importante que debo saber sobre phentermine?

El uso de phentermine junto con otras medicinas para dieta como fenfluramine (Phen-Fen) o dexfenfluramine (Redux) puede causar una enfermedad pulmonar rara, pero fatal, denominada hipertensión pulmonar. No tome phentermine con ninguna otra medicina para dieta sin la aprobación del médico.

Phentermine puede perjudicar su pensamiento o reacciones. Tenga cuidado si usted conduce un vehículo o tenga que hacer algo que demande se mantenga alerta.

Beber alcohol puede aumentar ciertos efectos secundarios de phentermine.

Phentermine es sólo parte de un programa completo de tratamiento que también puede incluir dieta, ejercicio, y control de peso. Siga su dieta, medicamentos, y rutinas de ejercicio de cerca.

Phentermine puede crear hábito y debería ser usado solamente por la persona a quien se le recetó. Nunca comparta phentermine con otra persona, especialmente con alguien con historial de abuso de drogas o adicción. Mantenga un record de la cantidad de medicina que ha usado de cada nuevo envase. Phentermine es una droga de potencial de abuso y usted debería saber si alguien está usando su medicina inapropiadamente o sin prescripción.

No deje de usar phentermine de forma repentina, o podría tener síntomas de abstinencia desagradables. Pregúntele a su médico cómo evitar los síntomas de abstinencia cuando pare de usar phentermine.

¿Qué es phentermine?

Phentermine es un estimulante que se parece a amphetamine. Phentermine es un supresor del apetito a nivel central.

Phentermine es usa junto con dieta y ejercicio para el tratamiento de la obesidad (el sobrepeso) en las personas con factores de riesgo como presión arterial alta, colesterol elevado, o diabetes.

Phentermine también puede ser usada para fines diferentes a los mencionados en esta guía del medicamento.

¿Qué debería discutir con el profesional del cuidado de la salud antes de tomar phentermine?

No use phentermine si usted ha usado un inhibidor de la MAO, como furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), o tranylcypromine (Parnate) en los últimos 14 días. Efectos secundarios de gravedad, que ponen su vida en peligro, pueden ocurrir si toma phentermine antes de que el inhibidor de la MAO haya desaparecido de su cuerpo.

El uso de phentermine junto con otras medicinas para dieta como fenfluramine (Phen-Fen) o dexfenfluramine (Redux) puede causar una enfermedad pulmonar rara, pero fatal, denominada hipertensión pulmonar. No tome phentermine con ninguna otra medicina para dieta sin la aprobación del médico.

Usted no debe usar phentermine si es alérgico a éste, o si usted tiene:

  • enfermedad de las arterias coronarias (arterias endurecidas);
  • enfermedad del corazón;
  • presión alta grave o sin control;
  • glándula tiroidea hiperactiva;
  • glaucoma;
  • si tiene historial de abuso a la droga o al alcohol; o
  • si usted es alérgico a otras pastillas de dieta, anfetaminas, estimulantes, o medicamentos para el resfrío.

Si usted tiene cualquiera de estas otras condiciones, usted quizás necesite modificar su dosis o pruebas especiales:

  • presión arterial alta,
  • diabetes; o
  • trastorno de la glándula tiroidea.

Categoría C del embarazo por la FDA. No se conoce si phentermine causará daño al bebé nonato. Dígale a su médico si usted está embarazada o planea quedar embarazada mientras esta usando este medicamento.

Phentermine puede pasar a la leche materna y causarle daño al bebé que está mamando. Usted no debe amamantar mientras está tomando phentermine.

No dé esta medicina a un niño menor de 16 años.

Phentermine puede crear hábito y debería ser usado solamente por la persona a quien se le recetó. Nunca comparta phentermine con otra persona, especialmente con alguien con historial de abuso de drogas o adicción. Mantenga el medicamento en un lugar donde otros no lo puedan encontrar.

¿Cómo debo tomar phentermine?

Tómelo exactamente cómo lo haya recetado su médico. No lo tome en cantidades mayores o menores, o por más tiempo de lo recomendado. Siga las instrucciones en la etiqueta de su prescripción.

La mejor forma para tomar phentermine es hacerlo con el estómago vacío antes del desayuno o dentro de 2 horas después desayuno.

Para evitar problemas para dormir, tome la medicina temprano en el día, y no más tarde de las 6:00 p.m.

Hable con su médico si usted tiene aumento del hambre o si piensa que el medicamento no está funcionando de forma apropiada. Tomar más cantidad de este medicamento no lo hará más efectivo, y puede causar efectos secundarios de gravedad, que ponen la vida en peligro.

Phentermine debe tomarse solamente por un breve tiempo, sólo como pocas semanas.

No deje de tomar phentermine de forma repentina, o podría tener síntomas de abstinencia desagradables. Pregúntele a su médico cómo evitar los síntomas de abstinencia cuando pare de usar phentermine.

Guarde esta medicina a temperatura ambiental lejos de la humedad y calor.

Mantenga un record de la cantidad de medicina que ha usado de cada nuevo envase. Phentermine es una droga de potencial de abuso y usted debería saber si alguien está usando su medicina inapropiadamente o sin prescripción.

¿Qué sucede si dejo de tomar una dosis?

Tome la dosis pasada tan pronto se acuerde. Sáltese la dosis pasada si ya casi es hora para la siguiente dosis. No tome más medicina para alcanzar la dosis pasada.

¿Qué sucede si tomo una sobredosis?

Busque atención médica de emergencia o llame a la línea de Poison Help al 1-800-222-1222. Una sobredosis de phentermine puede ser fatal.

Los síntomas de sobredosis pueden incluir confusión, alucinaciones, sentirse hostil o agresivo, náusea, vómito, diarrea, calambres del estómago, latido cardíaco irregular, respiración rápido, reflejos hiperactivos, confusión, alucinaciones, convulsiones, sensación de desvanecimiento, o desmayo.

¿Qué debo evitar mientras uso phentermine?

Beber alcohol puede aumentar ciertos efectos secundarios de phentermine.

Phentermine puede perjudicar su pensamiento o reacciones. Tenga cuidado si usted conduce un vehículo o tenga que hacer algo que demande se mantenga alerta.

¿Cuáles son los efectos secundarios posibles de phentermine?

Busque atención médica de emergencia si usted tiene alguno de estos síntomas de una reacción alérgica: ronchas; dificultad para respirar; hinchazón de su cara, labios, lengua, o garganta.

Llame a su médico de inmediato si usted tiene un efecto secundario grave como:

  • sensación de que le falta aire al respirar, aún cuando la actividad es leve;
  • dolor de pecho, sentir que se puede desmayar;
  • hinchazón en sus tobillos o pies;
  • latidos del corazón fuertes o aleteo cardíaco en su pecho;
  • confusión o irritabilidad, pensamientos o comportamiento inusual;
  • sentimiento de felicidad o tristeza extremas; o
  • presión arterial peligrosamente alta (dolor de cabeza severo, visión borrosa, zumbido en sus oídos, ansiedad, confusión, dolor de pecho, falta de aire al respirar, latidos cardiacos desiguales, convulsiones).

Efectos secundarios de menor gravedad pueden incluir:

  • sentirse inquieto o hiperactivo;
  • dolor de cabeza, mareo, temblores;
  • problems para dormir (insomnio);
  • boca seca o sabor desagradable en su boca;
  • diarrea o estreñimiento, malestar estomacal; o
  • aumento o disminución del deseo sexual, impotencia.

Esta lista no menciona todos los efectos secundarios y puede ser que ocurran otros. Llame a su médico para consejos médicos relacionados a efectos secundarios. Usted puede reportar efectos secundarios llamando al FDA al 1-800-FDA-1088.

¿Qué otras drogas afectarán a phentermine?

Dígale a su médico acerca de todas las medicinas que usted use, especialmente:

  • medicamentos para la presión arterial;
  • insulina o un medicamento antidiabético oral;
  • guanethidine (Ismelin); o
  • un antidepresivo como citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), y otros.

Esta lista no incluye todas las drogas y pueden existir otras que tengan interacciones con phentermine. Dígale a su médico acerca de todos los medicamentos que usted use. Incluya los productos que se obtienen con o sin receta, vitaminas, y productos herbarios. No empiece a usar un medicamento nuevo sin primero decirle a su médico.

¿Dónde puedo obtener más información?

Su farmacéutico le puede dar más información acerca de phentermine.


Tenga siempre presente, guarde éste y todos los otros medicamentos fuera del alcance de los niños, nunca comparta su medicamento con otros, y use esta medicina solamente para la indicación por la que fue recetada.

 


Phentermine Description

Phentermine hydrochloride USP has the chemical name of α,α- Dimethylphenethylamine hydrochloride. The structural formula is as follows:

C10H15N•HCl Molecular Weight: 185.70

Phentermine hydrochloride is a white, odorless, hygroscopic, crystalline powder, which is s oluble in water and lower alcohols, slightly soluble in chloroform and insoluble in ether. Phentermine hydrochloride, an anorectic agent for oral administration, is available as a tablet containing 37.5 mg of Phentermine hydrochloride (equivalent to 30 mg of Phentermine base) and contain the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and pregelatinized starch.

Phentermine - Clinical Pharmacology

Phentermine hydrochloride  is a sympathomimetic amine with pharmacologic activity similar to the prototype drugs of this class used in obesity, the amphetamines. Actions include central nervous system stimulation and elevation of blood pressure. Tachyphylaxis and tolerance have been demonstrated with all drugs of this class in which these phenomena have been looked for.

Drugs of this class used in obesity are commonly known as “anorectics” or “anorexigenics.” It has not been established that the action of such drugs in treating obesity is pr imarily one of appetite suppression. Other central nervous system actions, or metabolic effects, may be involved, for example.

Adult obese subjects instructed in dietary management and treated with “anorectic” drugs lose more weight on the average than those treated with placebo and diet, as determined in relatively short-term clinical trials.

The magnitude of increased weight loss of drug-treated patients over placebo-treated patients is only a fraction of a pound a week. The rate of weight loss is greatest in the first weeks of therapy for both drug and placebo subjects and tends to decrease in succeeding weeks. The possible origins of the increased weight loss due to the various drug effects are not established. The amount of weight loss associated with the use of an “anorectic” drug varies from trial to trial, and the increased weight loss appears to be related in part to variables other than the drugs prescribed, such as the physician-investigator, the population treated and the diet prescribed. Studies do not permit conclusions as to the relative importance of the drug and non-drug factors on weight loss.

The natural history of obesity is measured in years, whereas the studies cited are restricted to a few weeks’ duration; thus, the total impact of drug-induced weight loss over that of diet alone must be considered clinically limited.

Indications and Usage for Phentermine

Phentermine hydrochloride tablets are indicated as a short-term (a few weeks) adjunct in a regimen of weight reduction based on exercise, behavioral modification and caloric restriction in the management of exogenous obesity for patients with an initial body mass index ≥30 kg/m2, or ≥27 kg/m2 in the presence of other risk factors (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia).

Below is a chart of Body Mass Index (BMI) based on various heights and weights.

BMI is calculated by taking the patient’s weight, in kilograms (kg), divided by the patient’s height, in meters (m), squared. Metric conversions are as follows: pounds ÷ 2.2 = kg; inches x 0.0254 = meters.

BODY MASS INDEX (BMI), kg/m2 Height (feet, inches)

Weight

(pounds)

5’0”

5’3”

5’6”

5’9”

6’0”

6’3”
140 27 25 "center" valign="top">23 21 19 18
150 29 27 24 22 20 19
160 31 28 26 24 22 20
170 33 30 28 25 23 21
180 35 32 29 27 25 23
190 37 34 31 28 26 24
200 39 36 32 30 27 25
210 41 37 34 31 29 26
220 43 39 36 33 30 28
230 45 41 37 34 31 29
240 47 43 39 36 33 30
250 49 44 40 37 34 31

 The limited usefulness of agents of this class should be measured against possible risk factors inherent in their use such as those described below.

Contraindications

Advanced arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, moderate to severe hypertension, hyperthyroidism, known hypersensitivity or idiosyncrasy to the sympathomimetic amines, glaucoma.

Agitated states.

Patients with a history of drug abuse.

During or within 14 days following the administration of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (hypertensive crises may result).

Warnings

Phentermine hydrochloride tablets are indicated only as short-term monotherapy for the management of exogenous obesity. The safety and efficacy of combination therapy with Phentermine and any other drug products for weight loss, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (e.g., fluoxetine, sertraline, fluvoxamine, paroxetine), have not been established. Therefore, co-administration of these drug products for weight loss is not recommended.

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) - a rare, frequently fatal disease of the lungs - has been reported to occur in patients receiving a combination of Phentermine with fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine. The possibility of an association between PPH and the use of Phentermine alone cannot be ruled out; there have been rare cases of PPH in patients who reportedly have taken Phentermine alone. The initial symptom of PPH is usually dyspnea. Other initial symptoms include: angina pectoris, syncope or lower extremity edema. Patients should be advised to report immediately any deterioration in exercise tolerance. Treatment should be discontinued in patients who develop new, unexplained symptoms of dyspnea, angina pectoris, syncope or lower extremity edema.

Valvular Heart Disease: Serious regurgitant cardiac valvular disease, primarily affecting the mitral, aortic and/or tricuspid valves, has been reported in otherwise healthy persons who had taken a combination of Phentermine with fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine for weight loss. The etiology of these valvulopathies has not been established and their course in individuals after the drugs are stopped is not known. The possibility of an association between valvular heart disease and the use of Phentermine alone cannot be ruled out; there have been rare cases of valvular heart disease in patients who reportedly have taken Phentermine alone.

Tolerance to the anorectic effect usually develops within a few weeks. When this occurs, the recommended dose should not be exceeded in an attempt to increase the effect; rather, the drug should be discontinued.

Phentermine hydrochloride  may impair the ability of the patient to engage in potentially hazardous activities such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle; the patient should therefore be cautioned accordingly.

Drug Abuse and Dependence

Phentermine hydrochloride  is related chemically and pharmacologically to the amphetamines. Amphetamines and related stimulant drugs have been extensively abused, and the possibility of abuse of Phentermine hydrochloride  should be kept in mind when evaluating the desirability of including a drug as part of a weight reduction program. Abuse of amphetamines and related drugs may be associated with intense psychological dependence and severe social dysfunction. There are reports of patients who have increased the dosage to many times that recommended. Abrupt cessation following prolonged high dosage administration results in extreme fatigue and mental depression; changes are also noted on the sleep EEG. Manifestations of chronic intoxication with anorectic drugs include severe dermatoses, marked insomnia, irritability, hyperactivity and personality changes. The most severe manifestation of chronic intoxications is psychosis, often clinically indistinguishable from schizophrenia.

Usage with Alcohol

Concomitant use of alcohol with Phentermine hydrochloride  may result in an adverse drug interaction.

Overdosage

Manifestations of acute overdosage with Phentermine include restlessness, tremor, hyperreflexia, rapid respiration, confusion, assaultiveness, hallucinations, panic states. Fatigue and depression usually follow the central stimulation. Cardiovascular effects include arrhythmia, hypertension or hypotension, and circulatory collapse. Gastrointestinal symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Fatal poisoning usually terminates in convulsions and coma.

Management of acute Phentermine intoxication is largely symptomatic and includes lavage and sedation with a barbiturate. Experience with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis is inadequate to permit recommendations in this regard. Acidification of the urine increases Phentermine excretion. Intravenous phentolamine (Regitine®, CIBA) has been suggested for possible acute, severe hypertension, if this complicates Phentermine overdosage.

Phentermine Dosage and Administration

Exogenous Obesity

Dosage should be individualized to obtain an adequate response with the lowest effective dose.

The usual adult dose is one tablet (37.5 mg) daily, administered before breakfast or 1 to 2 hours after breakfast. For tablets, the dosage may be adjusted to the patient’s need. For some patients 1/2 tablet (18.75 mg) daily may be adequate, while in some cases it may be desirable to give 1/2 tablet (18.75 mg) two times a day.

Late evening medication should be avoided because of the possibility of resulting insomnia.

Phentermine is not recommended for use in patients sixteen (16) years of age and under.

How is Phentermine Supplied

Phentermine Hydrochloride Tablets, USP 37.5 mg (equivalent to 30 mg Phentermine base) are available as white to off-white, capsule-shaped, flat-faced, beveled-edge, scored tablet debossed with E|7 on the scored side and stylized b on the other side.

Available in bottles of:
30 Tablets NDC 0093-2112-56



Phentermine hcl., an appetite suppressant, is prescribed for short-term use (a few weeks) as part of an overall weight reduction program that also includes dieting, exercise, and counseling.

Phentermine is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system.Phentermine is used togther with diet and exercise to treat obesity (overweight) in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.Phentermine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important information about phentermine

Taking phentermine together with other diet medications such as fenfluramine (Phen-Fen) or dexfenfluramine (Redux) can cause a rare fatal lung disorder called pulmonary hypertension. Do not take phentermine with any other diet medications without your doctor's advice.

Phentermine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of phentermine. Phentermine may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep track of how many pills have been used from each new bottle of this medicine. Phentermine is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription.

You may have withdrawal symptoms, such as depression and extreme tiredness, when you stop using phentermine after a long period of use. Do not stop using phentermine suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

Before taking phentermine

Do not take phentermine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take phentermine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.

Taking phentermine together with other diet medications such as fenfluramine (Phen-Fen) or dexfenfluramine (Redux) can cause a rare fatal lung disorder called pulmonary hypertension. Do not take phentermine with any other diet medications without your doctor's advice.

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to phentermine or other stimulants, or if you have:

  • heart disease or high blood pressure;

  • arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries);

  • an overactive thyroid;

  • glaucoma;

  • if you are in an agitated state; or

  • if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.

Before taking phentermine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

  • a thyroid disorder;

  • anxiety disorder;

  • diabetes; or

  • epilepsy or another seizure disorder.

If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment.

It is not known whether phentermine will harm an unborn baby. Do not take phentermine without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether phentermine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not take phentermine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Do not give this medication to anyone younger than 16 years old without the advice of a doctor. Phentermine may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Phentermine should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

 

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Reviewed by abril
11/08/2010 - 03:08:25 PM
Phentermine
Phentermine:

I ordered 90 tablets the first time and received them about 8 days later, not bad but the language was in Spanish. Then I re-ordered and asked for the English package and they sent them in 9 days; not bad. I am satisfied with the sevice and quality.

Abril

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