Phentermine is a psychostimulant which is used for the obesity treatment. Psychostimulants are actively used in the medical practice because they are able to influence on the functions of the central nervous system. They activate the motor performance, accelerate metabolism, favor fat burning, and inhibit appetite.
Phentermine has all characteristics of the psychostimulants, however it acts safely and seldom causes side effects. It is achieved by means of the concentrated action of the active ingredients to the centers which are responsible only for the human appetite. This medicine does not have a strong stimulating action and does not cause an agitation of the central nervous system.
The pharmacological action of Phentermine consists in the appetite inhibition. It happens by means of the increased production of norepinephrine and dopamine in certain areas of the brain which are responsible for hunger. These ingredients inhibit the work of the hunger receptors, and a patient is not hungry within a day.
The high efficiency of Phentermine has been medically proved in the therapy of obesity. According to the data of the studies, 60% of patients taking this medicine lost weight by 10%.
Directions for the use
Phentermine therapy is strictly restricted and prescribed patients with body mass index more than 30 and with attending factors of the risk (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and others). Patients with insignificant excessive weight should not use this medicine because there are less definitive therapies of the excessive weight.
What should you know before taking Phentermine?
Phentermine is used in the treatment of obesity and maintenance of the body weight only in the complex therapy suggesting a changed lifestyle with diet restrictions and a physical activity.
This medicine lowers the feeling of hunger and allows taking less calories per day. The process of the fat burning is achieved by means of the negative daily caloric value which is achieved during the active physical activities.
During the use of Phentermine, it is necessary to lower the consumption of products rich in animals and vegetable fats, and carbohydrates as well.
How to take Phentermine?
Phentermine is recommended to be used for a short period. There is a chance of the development of tolerance to the action of the medicine during the prolonged treatment. The Phentermine pills are used once per day, in the morning, regardless of the meals. The average daily dose of Phentermine is 37,5 mg. The pills should be used every day and at least 2 liters of water should be used per day.
It is not useful to take more than 37,5 mg of Phentermine per day because it will not help to enhance the action of the medicine, but the risk of the side effects will grow by several times. If you feel that the daily dose of Phentermine 37,5 mg does not give the needed effect, the treatment should be stopped.
The most common side effects of Phentermine are nervousness, dry mouth, insomnia, dizziness, mild increase of the blood pressure, tachycardia, high agitation of the central nervous system, and temporal poor libido.
The side effects are peculiar to all psychostimulants but they can be reduced by means of following the dosage regimens and scheme of the treatment. The increase of the daily dose of Phentermine 37,5 mg can cause the overdose symptoms such as tremor, confusion, aggressiveness, hallucinations, vomiting, allergic reaction, dysfunction of the CNS and cardiovascular system.
If the overdose signs are obvious, it is necessary to cause vomiting, have a stomach lavage and a symptomatic treatment as soon as possible.