Phentermine Review


This pill was previously known as Fastin and was produced by King Pharmaceuticals for SmithKline Beacham, in 1998, it was removed from the market. In the 1990s this drug was combined with Fenfluramine or Dexfenfluramine, which became known as the very popular Fen-Phen diet pill. This product is now sold under the brand names Ionamin which is from Medeva Pharmaceuticals, and Adipex, which is from Gate Pharmaceuticals. It is also currently on the market as a generic.

Phentermine vs Amphetamine

This product is a stimulant similar to an amphetamine (and is subject to abuse for this reason), the substance stimulates the hypothalamus gland and affects certain neurotransmitters which acts to decrease appetite. The hypothalamus also controls other body systems including sleep, body temperature and the autonomic nervous system. Taking this product together with any other diet medications, or any other medications in general can cause health risk factors. Taking in unison with such medications as Phen-Fen or Redux can cause a fatal lung disorder called pulmonary hypertension. This product should not be taken unless you are under a doctor’s care and do not change the dosage amount without the doctor telling you to do so.

How To Take Phentermine

This product should be swallowed whole, in the proper dosage, on an empty stomach between thirty minutes and an hour before breakfast, if you need to take another dose, take it at least four hours before bedtime and preferably six. Taking this product late in the day could cause sleepless nights

Phentermine Side Effects

Phentermine does have the possibility of causing side effects, such as impairment of thinking process and reaction times. You should not drive any vehicle or operate any dangerous machinery until you know the effect of this product on your system. If you do need to drive or operate machinery, you will want to do that after the effects have had a chance to diminish in your system. Under no circumstances should you drink alcohol with this product as it can intensify the side effects.

Phentermine Dependence & Addiction

These pills can be addictive, they should only be used by the person the prescription is for, if you have children in your home, make sure you put this medication where they cannot get hold of it and use it.

When you stop using this medication, it may produce withdrawal symptoms such as depression and an extreme feeling of exhaustion. Do not stop taking this product without talking to your doctor; a sudden stop may produce health issues. You may need to use less and less before cutting it out completely, this will reduce any withdrawal effects you may suffer.

This product is meant for short term use only, if you continue to use it, your body will not only build up a resistance to the effects, it will also become addicted to the drug. Use of this medication for more than a few weeks is not suggested.