Mediplan Diet offers a weight loss program that is medically supervised and involves prescription medication.  Most patients qualify for prescription appetite suppressants, such as Phentermine or Adipex, which curb the hunger typically associated with dieting.  Phentermine is a drug for weight loss. It is the generic name for Adipex. It is found to encourage body to increase it metabolism and decrease appetite which helps in burning calories more effectively and more quickly.

It is prescribed for people who have a body mass index of over 30, meaning they are very overweight.

Here is a little more information about Phentermine.

Side Effects of Phentermine

Following are some common side effects of taking Phentermine

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

There are some serious side effects related with the use of Phentermine. These include the following

  • Check, jaw or arm pain
  • Swelling in legs and feet
  • Increased heartbeat
  • High blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin redness, itching and rash
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Bad taste in mouth

Warnings with the use of Phentermine

It is warned by the FDA that Phentermine should only be taken in amount that is prescribed by the physician and should not be taken for more than a few weeks. Also make sure you don’t take it along with other herbal treatments or any other drugs related to weight loss.

If you have any of the following, it is recommended not to take Phentermine:

  • Heart disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hardening of arteries
  • High blood pressure
  • If you feel irritable, agitated or jittery
  • Diabetes
  • History of drug abuse
  • Overactive thyroid

If you feel any change in your lungs or blood pressure, discontinue the use of Phentermine and make sure you consult your doctor right away. Following symptoms should be noted for discontinuing use of Phentermine

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Swelling in lower legs, ankles, feet
  • Feeling of faintness

Phentermine may altogether lose its effect of you have been taking it for a long time. If this happens, it is better to stop taking it and consult your doctor.

Using an appetite suppressant is a good way to get on the right track losing weight if you are having difficulty losing it. However, the side effects should be kept in mind and a doctor should be consulted time and again during its use.