Phentermine is a stimulant that acts similarly to an amphetamine. Its medical use is to suppress appetite.
How Phentermine Works
Phentermine can aid in weight loss by making you feel less hungry, or by feeling full for longer between meals. It does this by having your brain release a certain chemical that makes your body feel less hungry, so that the food you do eat seems more filling. This reduces the overall intake of calories, and can also reduce how much starch and fat is absorbed by your body, so that your metabolism is more efficient.
How to Use Phentermine Properly
Phentermine suppresses your appetite, which has the upside of reducing how many calories you eat. However, it also means that once you stop using phentermine, you will feel hungrier again, and may start to eat more as a result. This means that the weight you lost while using the stimulant may come right back once you stop.
Phentermine is best used when combined with healthy eating habits and regular exercise. While the effects phentermine can suppress you appetite initially, a lower appetite will eventually come naturally through a healthy lifestyle, and the food you do eat will be used more effectively if you regularly exercise and do not eat as many empty calories. This will also help improve your metabolism, so even if an increased appetite does return after you stop use of phentermine, your body will more efficiently handle it.
When to Use Phentermine
Phentermine is best used to treat obesity or people who are highly overweight. It is not advised when just trying to drop a few pounds. It is best to discuss with a physician before beginning to use phentermine. Some conditions that can make phentermine use dangerous are:
- A history of heart disease, such as coronary artery disease or rhythm problems
- High blood pressure
- Overactive thyroid
- Pregnancy or breast-feeding
- Frequent alcohol use
- Allergies to other diet pills
- Kidney disease
It should also never be used by children or teenagers younger than 16.
Side Effect of Phentermine
There are some side effects that can occur with Phentermine use, including:
- Dry mouth
These side effects are normal, but if they are persistent or grow more severe, you should speak with a doctor or pharmacist.
If the following side effects occur, then you should halt use of phentermine see a doctor immediately:
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Sudden mood swings
- Muscle spasms
- Sudden change in sex drive or sexual ability
- Severe headache
- Blurred vision or other changes
Always consult a doctor or physician before beginning use of phentermine, and always follow their instruction on when and how much to take.
For more information on the side effects of Phentermine, please visit our Phentermine Side Effects page.