Phentermine Drug Interactions

Whenever you are taking medications you should know which drugs may interact and which ones you should not mix. Whether it is a simple vitamin supplement, paracetamol or antibiotics, it is always safer to ask your doctor about possible drug interactions.

At the same time, you should read the medical literature or the leaflet or instructions that comes with your pills. This is the same with Phentermine use. Even if Phentermine is such a popular diet pill already, this does not mean that you will not be careful with the instructions on how to take it and when.

What is Phentermine made of?

Phentermine or phentermine hydrochloride, is classified as a phenethylamine, a cousin of the amphetamines. It acts basically as an anorectic drug, making your appetite so suppressed that it aids you in losing weight rapidly. At the same time, phentermine also tricks your body into thinking that it needs to burn all of the fat cells, even the stored ones, to provide you with more calories to convert to energy.

It is prescribed for a maximum of 12 weeks, according to the recommendation of the FDA. It can be addicting that is why while it is approved, it is strictly regulated. You can only get phentermine if your doctor gives you a prescription for it.

Can I take it with other medications?

As a general rule, phentermine should not be mixed or taken alongside other diet pills. This will endanger your body of overdosing. If you feel like you need to lose more weight or if you are not happy with the progress (which is rarely the case with Phentermine), consult with your doctor about upping your dose. Do not self medicate with other diet pills, even if they are herbal.

As for other medications, it is always best to consult your doctor but vitamins like Vitamin B complex pills are generally safe, as well as typical acetaminophens and paracetamols to combat regular fever.

All antibiotics and more potent drugs are best to consult with your doctor. You should also let your doctor know if you are on birth control pills or any other type of hormonal pills since phentermine works on your whole system, with how and when it will release particular hormones (specifically norepinephrine, the substance responsible for releasing adrenaline into your system).

What are the warning signs of an overdose?

If you suspect that you might be overdosing, it is best to rush to the emergency room of the nearest treatment facility so that they can treat you for the most immediate and threatening symptoms. Usually, dehydration or heart issues is the number one thing to consider. Ask a friend to get in touch with your doctor, too.

If these things scare you a little bit, you should consider looking at alternatives that have gentler side effects. Lately, there’s a drug named Phentramin-d that is approved by the FDA to be sold online. It is a prescription-free diet pill that has almost the same rapid effects of phentermine (proven to make you lose 15 pounds in a month compared to phentermine’s 18) but has almost no side effects.

The new formulation allows it to be effective without being too inconvenient for you.

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  • Luis - December 11, 2015 at 7:24 am

    congratulations on your weight loss! today was my first day to take these pills. i did feel more egreny, not sure about the appetite suppress part but major diarrhea. did you notice the appetite suppress on your first day?