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Phentermine dosage and ingredients

Phentermine Hydrochloride

Phentermine hydrochloride is prescription weight loss aid that is used in conjunction with diet and exercise. It is a 12mm oval shaped white tablet. This medication is typically only prescribed to patients who are severely overweight or obese. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant and works as a stimulant. It is similar to amphetamine and it is recommended that patients only use their prescribed Phentermine dosage for a short time to avoid the risk of dependency.

Phentermine Ingredients

The active ingredient in Phentermine is Phentermine Hydrochloride which is the stimulant that acts as an appetite suppressant. The way that it works within your body is by elevating your blood pressure and stimulating your nervous system. This in turn sparks and increase in your metabolism. It is also thought that this stimulant drug can increase active levels of individuals promoting more movement and therefore more weight loss. The inactive ingredients in Phentermine are: • Lactose monohydrate (milk sugar) • Colloidal silicon dioxide (fumed silica) • Pregelatinized starch (dried, cooked starches) • Magnesium stearate (salt and stearic acid) • Microcrystalline cellulose (stabilizer, texture modifier).

 

Phentermine Dosage

The typical adult dosage for Phentermine is one 37.5 mg tablet daily. This can be modified according to the individual’s response to the medication as it is recommended that the lowest effective dose be taken. For a select amount of patients results are adequate with a dosage of half a tablet, or 18.75 mg. The appropriate dosage can be taken one of two ways: • One dose taken one hour before breakfast • One dose taken one to two hours after breakfast It is important to note that this medication is to be taken early in the day at least ten to fourteen hours before bedtime to avoid trouble falling or staying asleep.

 Medications such as, Phentermine, that contain stimulants have been know to cause sleeping issues or insomnia in some patients when taken too late in the day. Phentermine is also not recommended for use by anyone under the age of 17. Pregnant women are not recommended to take this medication. It is not known if this medication is passed through breast milk.