What Is Phentermine?
Phentermine is an oral medication taken daily that acts as an appetite suppressant.
Phentermine is one of the most commonly prescribed appetite suppressant medications and is usually tolerated well with minimal side-effects.
Phentermine is best used in combination with diet and exercise to achieve weight loss, averaging 10-15 pounds over the course of 3 months.
HOW DOES PHENTERMINE REDUCE YOUR APPETITE?
Phentermine suppresses your appetite by increasing the levels of neurotransmitters in your brain, such as norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine. When these levels increase, your feelings of hunger decrease. This makes you feel hungry less often, which causes you to eat less and allows you to adhere to a low-calorie diet.
IS PHENTERMINE RIGHT FOR ME?
Phentermine Is Approved for Use in Adults Based on Body Mass Index (BMI) and Weight-Related Medical Conditions.
After considering your BMI, medical history, and current medications, your Allure provider will determine whether you’re an appropriate candidate for Phentermine.
Since Phentermine is a stimulant, it can increase your heart rate. This drug may not be appropriate for you if you are 65 or older and have certain medical conditions such as arrhythmia, high blood pressure, heart disease, or heart valve problems. Having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or obstructive sleep apnea can also disqualify you from taking this medication.
There is often an improvement in metabolic profile in patients that are obese, pre-diabetic, and diabetic, hypertensive (high blood pressure), and hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). The ability to improve and possibly prevent the onset of diabetes and its associated health risks is a potential but not guaranteed benefit to this weight loss program.