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How to Speed Weight Loss on Phentermine

By Marcy Brinkley ; Updated July 18, 2017

How to Speed Weight Loss on Phentermine

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Phentermine (, ) is a prescription appetite suppressant that can help with short-term weight loss. The most commonly prescribed appetite suppressant, it also increases metabolism. (Ref. 1) Ref 3 - indications

appetite suppressant, FDA approved weight loss expected combine chronic condition short-term BMI also combination Qysmia

doesn't help - supplements

surgery, VLCD


Prescription, not OTC

[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3584306/] [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339766/] [http://books.google.com/books?id=OyyaAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA369&dq=prescription+appetite+suppressant&hl=en&sa=X&ei=1-h3U9fjMcjHoATbp4GQBg&ved=0CFEQ6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q=Phentermine&f=false] [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3006492/] [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3618542/#!po=58.6957] [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3791337/] Compliance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of phentermine for a 12-week period, which may be extended to __ weeks if_ . (Ref. ) The expected weight loss is lbs or kilograms studies about compliance - elderly, higher BMI take as directed contact MD for side effects - many don't require stopping Taking the medication as prescribed Side effects may include constipation, dry mouth, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, anxiety, _. (Ref. 1) Combination

Phentermine also has been approved in combination with topiramate, marketed as Qsymia, as a long-term therapy for obesity.(Ref. 1) This extended-release medication suppresses appetite and raises the basal metabolic rate or BMR. Common adverse effects include sleep difficulties, dry mouth, abnormal sensations and constipation. Serious side effects include birth defects and acute angle glaucoma. ADD TO WARNINGS?? The EQUIP study demonstrated a 37-lb weight loss at 56 weeks. (Ref. 2) WITH LOW-ENERGY diet. can be used after bariatric surgery if weight loss slows or patient regains (ref. 1) ref 3 - indications Lifestyle Modifications

Obesity is a chronic condition that must be treated with a variety of strategies. Taking phentermine or any other weight loss medication without changing your lifestyle will not be effective __ reduce fat, increase exercise required ref 3 Behavioral Changes

group support, addiction, education Medically Directed Therapies

surgery, VLCD Warnings

Phentermine can raise blood pressure and pulse rate, so should not be used in people with heart arrythmias, (Ref, 1, ___) As a result, pregnancy tests need to be performed monthly in women of childbearing potential, and the medication immediately discontinued in the event of pregnancy. REWRITE (Ref. 1) Key Concepts


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Marcy Brinkley's articles about health care and legal issues have appeared in "Texas Health Law Reporter" and the "State Bar of Texas Health Law Section Report." She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing, a master's degree in business administration and a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Comments to the Reviewer Edit Draft Submit for Review

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