Phentermine is the short form of phenyl-tertiary-butylamineand is a stimulant drug which is used as an appetite suppressant. They are available as tablets, capsules and drinks and are available in different dosages.

For what is phentermine used?

Phentermine is administered to obese patients and patients who are considered to have medical risk due to weight. Phentermine is used to help in weight-loss and is designed for short-term use in combination with exercise and a nutritious diet.

Is phentermine approved for use?

Phentermine is approved by the FDA and is approved for use in the US. Phentermine is also being studied in combination with other medications that are being prescribed for obesity.

Uses of phentermine

Losing excess fat and thereby weight and keeping it that way helps to avoid many health problems. Phentermine helps you in this process and lessens the chance for heart diseases, diabetes and hypertension which shortens the life span of a person.  Over weight persons are able to lose their weight rapidly in a short time. controls your appetite, stimulates the basic metabolism rate and increases energy levels to help you burn the excess fat in your body and lose up to 20-25lbs within one and a half months.  Phentermine is also administered to persons having anxiety attacks. Phentermine being a stimulant drug acts quite quickly and gets the anxiety attack under control. Some people take phentermine regularly to improve their learning capacity and well-being.

How does it work?

Phentermine works by decreasing the appetite, reducing the signals that are sent to the brain to eat food and increasing the amount of energy that is used by your body. This drug is usually prescribed if the doctor considers that the benefit of using this drug is greater than the side-effects it causes. Phentermine is a dietary supplement that suppresses your hunger and leads to weight loss. Skipping meals actually slows down the metabolic rate and the fat burning process is also delayed. Rapid weight loss is possible when our metabolic rate is high, that is, when our body requires calories that are not already present in our body. That is when our body breaks down the fat to get the energy. Phentermine helps to maintain your diet as well as maintains an optimal metabolic rate that is required to burn the fat.


Nausea,irritability,dizziness,drymouth, vomiting, agitation,headache,hypertension,arrhythmia, tachycardia, facial oedema, changes in libido and aortic regurgitation are the side-effects associated with the use of phentermine. It is important to consult the doctor if you have any of these symptoms and if these effects persist. Since this medication can raise blood pressure, it is important to check your blood pressure regularly, and tell the doctor if the values are high.

Precautions to be taken

 If you are allergic to sympathomimetic amines such as pseudoephedrine, stimulants like amphetamine or appetite suppressants such as diethylpropion,it is better to consult your doctor and then take the drug.