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Side effect of phentermine

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:

Anorexia

Insomnia

Psychopathic personality disorders

Suicidal tendencies

Narrow angle glaucoma

Diabetes

Cardiovascular diseases

Angina

Hypertension

Arrhythmia

Arteriosclerosis

Hyperthyroidism

Heart disease

Moderate to severe high blood pressure

Overactive thyroid

Allergy to the sympathomimetic amines

Glaucoma

Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and similar disorders

Pregnancy

Breast Feeding

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:

Dry mouth

Insomnia

Constipation

Diarrhea

Elevated blood pressure

Palpitation

Racing heart rate

Over stimulation

Heart tremor

Restlessness

Insomnia

Dizziness

Listlessness

Euphoria

Dysphoria

Headache

Hives

Unpleasant taste

Impotence

Loss of sex drive

Shakiness

Sleeplessness

Mood swings

Irritability

Nervousness

Restlessness

Nausea

Vomiting

Mental Depression

Stomach Cramps

Tiredness

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.