What is Phentermine?
According to medical research, losing weight can greatly reduce a person’s chances of developing hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. Unfortunately, many people are not able to lose enough weight to take advantage of the health benefits of losing weight, especially those who are obese. Thanks to weight loss drugs like Phentermine, obese patients can finally lose a considerable amount of weight.
What is the drug Phentermine exactly?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Phentermine in 1959 for obese patients as a weight loss treatment. Phentermine is a stimulant that is often compared to amphetamines. An amphetamine acts as a stimulant that suppresses the appetite by affecting a person’s central nervous system, causing a suppressed appetite.
Those who maintain a healthy diet, and exercise regularly, can maximize the effects of the drug. It is also highly recommended to drink plenty of water (6 – 8 glasses daily) to help enhance weight loss results while taking the drug. One popular adage is that Phentermine takes a person from “fat to thin.”
How is it possible to purchase it online?
Phentermine can be purchased with a prescription by a medical doctor. A person who requests a prescription will be given a thorough medical exam to see if the weight loss drug is a good fit. If they determine that it is a good fit then they will write you a prescription for Phentermine including the correct dosage and time to take it.
Can you get it without prescription?
It is possible to purchase Phentermine online, without a prescription, but not in the US. In the US, Phentermine is a controlled substance (or a narcotic). It is illegal for a person, in the US, to buy a controlled substance without a prescription. However, Phentermine can be purchased in countries where it is legal to purchase the drug without a prescription.
Are there any risks and downsides?
Like most weight loss drugs, Phentermine has a few side effects. For example, this drug can be mildly addictive. This particular drug is meant to be used temporarily, and not as a long-term medication. Other side effects include, dizziness, headaches, hyperactivity, feeling restless, diarrhea, upset stomach, dry mouth (or bad aftertaste), and impotence. Pregnant women should avoid using this drug (or any weight loss drug) because it can cause birth defects. Women who are currently nursing should avoid taking this drug because it can mix in with a mother’s breast milk, and cause learning disabilities and growth complications.
Medical experts recommend that patients are given a customized regime, as far as dosages are concerned. For example, some adults are instructed to take ½ a tablet, twice a day – 1 – 2 hours after breakfast. A patient should avoid taking the drug before going to bed because it can cause insomnia.
People with a history of strokes or heart disease should avoid taking Phentermine. Those suffering with hypertension, high blood pressure, glaucoma or an overactive thyroid should not take the drug. A person with a medical condition, who is concerned about whether or not it is safe for them to take, should consult with a medical expert first.