Phentermine Warnings

Phentermine is a very powerful drug that is designed to significantly assist you in battling weight problems. It acts very fast by making you less hungry (suppressing your appetite) while at the same time, telling your body to burn all those stored fat cells in you.

Anyone who has exercised to stay slim or to lose weight knows that it is very difficult to resist good food, especially after a work out. You would often want to “reward” yourself for a good job in the gym that you might end up taking in that gorgeous sundae. With Phentermine, you also have help in curbing your appetite. This combination makes it very powerful and very popular. But not everyone can or should take Phentermine, especially since it is a prescription-only drug.

Who can take Phentermine?

Phentermine is often given to patients who really need to drastically lose weight, such as obese patients needing to slim down before a surgery. Phentermine is also prescribed for those who seem to be not responding to the more traditional dieting and exercise mode.

The results of Phentermine is so drastic that it is not recommended for those who just want to tone their bodies a bit. You are a candidate if you need to lose somewhere between 15 to 20 pounds in six to eight weeks time.

Who should not take Phentermine?

Phentermine is also NOT for those who have:

  • A history of drug addiction since it is a cousin of the amphetamines, can be quite addictive.
  • A history of drug allergies.
  • Heart issues or suspect that you might have one (runs in the family)
  • Hormonal imbalance such as in the middle of hormonal therapy or diabetes
  • Already taking diet pills (you will risk overdose)

If you think you are one of the above, you have to mention this to your doctor before he gives you Phentermine. This is why it is a prescription-only drug, because you have to take utmost care when treating obesity with it.

What are the overdose warning signs?

There are those who have skipped a dosage of phentermine for the day and assume that they can just double the dose the next day. They do this for a couple of days and soon enough, you will notice that the side effects are stronger, more exaggerated. If you want to make sure that you are NOT having an overdose, be observant of the following side effects which can immediately become very pronounced, as a warning sign of an impending overdose:

  • Rashes or hives as an allergic reaction to the medicine
  • Very irregular heart beat or the feeling of your heart rapidly pounding in your chest (intense palpitations)
  • Severe insomnia (several straight days not being able to sleep)
  • Dehydration, sunken eyes, dry and scaly skin, lethargy (the feeling of not being able to move well, as if lacking all of the energy in your body)
  • Severe loose bowel movement (more than 2 times in an hour for several hours)

If you are scared of these, use Phentramin-D as the over the counter solution since it has less pronounced side effects with the same amount of benefits in terms of weight loss and effectivity.

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