If you are trying to lose weight, you will come across plenty of options. One of them is using prescription diet pills.

Before you decide to take any kind of medication for any purpose whatsoever, it is very important to know all about its effects and also the possible side effects.

There are many weight loss medications available, Phentermine is one of the most famous and widely prescribed. Phentermine helps the body in losing weight, stimulates the body and assist in weight loss by decreasing your appetite. It is a controlled substance and should only be taken by people who have a BMI over 30. The chemicals in the medicine act on the neurotransmitters in the brain to control the appetite.

What you need to know about prescription diet pills – Phentermine Abuses

Phentermine is not a medicine that can be taken for too long. Taking Phentermine in large amounts can make you dependent on the drug. And, if you become used to taking it, you are likely to experience depression and fatigue.


It is suggested that it should not be taken for more than a couple of weeks. Also, it is not to be taken in combination with other weight loss medications including herbal treatments.

If you have any of the following conditions, you should not be taking Phentermine:

  • Drug abuse
  • Heart diseases
  • High or moderate blood pressure
  • Atherosclerosis
  • If you feel agitated, jittery or irritable
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetes
  • Overactive thyroid

Phentermine is a strong medication and increases the blood pressure which can lead to problems with the heart and its valves. It is, therefore, recommended that you take care if you are using this medicine.

If you face any of the following conditions while Phentermine, consult your doctor immediately:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Noticing swelling in you lower legs, ankles and feet
  • Feeling dizzy of faint

Side Effects Associated with Phentermine

Some of the common side effects of Phentermine are listed below:

  • Mild headache
  • Itching
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea and
  • Constipation

If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, it is very important to ask your doctor if it is safe for you to take this medication. Moreover, if you are breastfeeding your child, don’t start taking any weight loss medication without asking your doctor first.

While medicines like Phentermine can be helpful in reducing your weight, care needs to be taken and you should only start taking them after consulting with your doctor.

Our Diet Program

Our program is medically supervised and involves prescription medication.  Your safety is of utmost importance. MediPlan is committed to helping patients lose weight, but our primary focus is protecting the health of you and all our patients.  To learn more about our Memphis diet program, click here.

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