WHAT IS PHENTERMINE?
Phentermine is the generic form of such weight-loss drugs as Suprenza, Ionamin, and Adipex-P. It works by encouraging the body to burn more calories at a greater rate of speed while simultaneously encouraging the release of certain chemicals in the brain which tell the body it is full, thereby decreasing appetite.
Phentermine should be used in prescription form beginning with the lowest possible dosage. This can be adjusted by a doctor according to an individual’s specific needs as determined by weight, health factors, and possible drug interactions and risk of addiction. A high phentermine dosage is not generally recommended due to the increased possibility of experiencing negative or harmful side effects or developing a dependency to the drug. Taken at a higher dosage, Phentermine also creates a risk of possible overdose. Higher dosages of the weight-loss aid can render it ineffective, slowing down or bringing to a complete halt any weight loss progress altogether.
Phentermine works by coupling the drug’s effects with a healthy diet and regimen of exercise. If taken at higher dosages, Phentermine can cause issues such as heart problems, mood swings, irritability, and other undesirable effects.
Phentermine, taken as directed at a lower dosage and under the care of a doctor, is a highly effective and safe weight loss tool. Follow your doctor’s advice and combine Phentermine with a healthy diet and exercise regimen for optimum results.
SAFE USE OF PHENTERMINE DOSAGE
Phentermine comes in pill form and is taken one time daily or as directed by your doctor. Even if Phentermine is being used without a prescription it is still necessary to follow the instructions of a doctor. It should be taken an hour before eating breakfast or 1-2 hours after breakfast. Your doctor can change the dosage and have you taking smaller doses 3 times per day. Taking this medication in the later hours of the day or late at night can significantly affect sleep, resulting in insomnia or restlessness.
Phentermine is available in sustained-release capsules. These are normally taken once daily, preferably before breakfast, and no later than 10-14 hours before bedtime. The pill is to be swallowed whole, never broken, crushed, or chewed. With sustained-release medications, crushing releases all of the medication at once. This can increase the risk of occurrences of side effects.
The medication is also available in a tablet form that dissolves in the mouth. This is generally taken once a day, in the morning. The tablet is placed on the tongue where it dissolves completely. It can then be swallowed with or without water.
If a dose is missed, it is safe to take the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is within 3 hours of the next scheduled dose. In that instance, skip the missed dose completely and carry on with your regular schedule. Don’t take a double dose to compensate for the missed one.