The Side Effects of phentermine
Phentermine is commonly abused both orally and by injection. This is a dangerous drug if used incorrectly or for extended periods. It should be taken under proper medical supervision only. Phentermine can be habit forming. You can become physically and psychologically dependent on this medication, and withdrawal effects may occur if you stop taking suddenly after several weeks of continuous use. Talk to your doctor about decreasing this medication gradually if you have to take it for prolonged periods.
Phentermine and its derivatives are contraindicated if any of the following conditions exist:
Psychopathic personality disorders
Narrow angle glaucoma
Moderate to severe high blood pressure
Allergy to the sympathomimetic amines
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and similar disorders
Drug abuse history
Presence or use of MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine)
Presence of other weight loss medications.
Phentermine should not be used if the patient is in an agitated state as it is a central nervous system stimulator. If you have any form of heart disease or high blood pressure – do not take this drug unless you are under proper, competent medical supervision. If you are pregnant, trying to fall pregnant or breast feeding consult your doctor. Remember that many over the counter medicines contain decongestants which may clash with phentermine. Do not mix this drug with other weight loss preparations.
The side effects of Phentermine include:
Elevated blood pressure
Racing heart rate
Loss of sex drive
Tremor or Trembling
Alcohol can cause additional side effects particularly dizziness when taken with phentermine. Alcohol intake should be limited or curtailed.
Generally side effects disappear as your body becomes accustomed to the medication. Persistent side effects should be reported to your doctor or physician and the medicine should be discontinued unless medical advice is received to continue treatment. This medication is a short duration treatment and use over extended periods should be avoided unless specifically instructed otherwise by your medical practitioner.