Phentermine is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine. It is a prescription appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system. Phentermine is used together with diet, exercise and behavioral modification to treat obesity.

Important information

Do not use phentermine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.

You should not take phentermine if you have a history of heart disease (coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems, congestive heart failure, stroke), severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, glaucoma, a history of pulmonary hypertension, if you are in an agitated state, or if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.

Do not use phentermine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine. You should not take Phentermine if you are allergic to it or have ever had a allergic reaction to it.

Taking phentermine together with other diet medications such as fenfluramine (Phen-Fen) or dexfenfluramine (Redux) can cause a rare fatal lung disorder called pulmonary hypertension. Do not take this medicine with any other diet medications without your doctor's advice.

​Before taking Phentermine, tell your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner if you have or have had

  • Heart disease
  • Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  • An overactive thyroid or Glaucoma
  • If you are in an agitated state
  • If you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • A thyroid disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder

 If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests before or during treatment.

Phentermine may be habit forming. Never share phentermine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.

FDA pregnancy category X. Weight loss during pregnancy can harm an unborn baby, even if you are overweight. Do not use phentermine if you are pregnant.

​All women of child bearing age who have not had a hysterectomy or tubal ligation must be on some type of  contraceptive and must have a pregnancy test preformed each month before being prescribed Phentermine.

​While taking Phentermine we recommend you stop by the clinic at your convenience weekly for your weigh-ins so that we may monitor your progress and address any problems you may be having with the medication or your diet. We understand this is not always possible and if you are unable to make it into the clinic weekly we encourage you to take advantage of our 24 hour support via phone or email @ 423-398-5273 and bbdweightloss@gmail.com.

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