Phentermine is declared as a controlled substance by drug enforcement agency. This is because when it comes to actions as a sympathomimetic amine resembles those of amphetamines. But even today there are confusions and arguments regarding its potential to cause addiction and abuse. Till date this is resolved, phentermine will remain as a controlled substance.
By enrolling in a weight loss program, or by consulting a physician or a bariatric specialist, one can get online prescription for phentermine. This may be a long process which may involve giving answers to many questions, full physical history, discussion of lifestyle habits and eating behaviors. One more very important thing which is involved here is person’s willingness to do exercise and diet. Usually the prescription is given for those who meet certain criteria. Majority of the cases it is prescribed for chronic weight management issues only. If the person is having body mass index which is more than 30 kg per square meter then he is considered as obese and he will get the prescription for phentermine; usually which is a prescribed some form of phentermine.
Even for people who are severely overweight and are in risk of developing weight related issues like hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes are also prescribed with phentermine. if a person has only 100 pounds to loose or less than that then even in this condition phentermine is not prescribed for him.
This drug is recommended for short term use. Usually it is not prescribed for more than 12 weeks. This is because there is a risk that it has potential to cause addiction. It has the effect to build tolerance levels as well. If this happens then after certain time the individual will not experience any effects of the drug. In this condition the physician will either increase the dose or they may stop it.
Since visiting a bariatric specialist is very expensive, nowadays even insurance is available for obese people. Only weight loss centers and doctors will have real phentermine.
Phentermine side effects can be life threatening in worst conditions. It has the potential to cause many side effects. The mild side effects are insomnia, headache, and dizziness. Some of the other common side effects are diarrhea, constipation, bad taste in mouth, and dry mouth.
That is why after determining the complete health status doctors prescribe phentermine. To experience the positive effects of phentermine the patient should be relatively healthy enough. So when visiting the doctor patient should be as honest as possible. He needs all the details including the medications which are already in use before prescribing phentermine.
There are many over the counter medications and prescription medications with which phentermine can react. Some of them are caffeine, contraceptives, and antacids. It may also interact with alcohol as well.
There is a possibility that phentermine may react with medications given for cardiac conditions and depression. It may interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Based all these doctors will decide the prescription.