Phentermine Side Effects

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Phentermine is a pill that can be used for weight loss. It is only available through a prescription from your doctor. It works as an appetite suppressant and causes the person taking it to feel fuller for longer. This can drastically cut down on the amount of food someone consumes which will help them lose the weight. You know if you try to lose weight that there is no miracle pill for taking it all off. The pill is not meant to be taken long term, you will have to change your lifestyle while you are taking it to make sure the weight won’t just come back. As with any pill that offers you something good, there are also some bad things as well. These come in the form of some side effects you should be mindful of if you are thinking of taking Phentermine.

At times the drug can cause your body to react the way it would to an amphetamine which is not always good for certain people. Sometimes stimulation is more than the body can handle. The same part of the drug that stimulates the nervous system tricking you into feeling full also can increase your heart rate as well as your blood pressure. A higher heart rate can lead to cardiovascular problems and you shouldn’t take Phentermine if you have had heart issues in the past. Other side effects that can disrupt your life can include irritability, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings, and diarrhea Some people just feel jittery the whole time they are on it which can be unnerving. Pay attention to your mood and feelings while taking the drug so you know if it is affecting you. One uncomfortable side effect is dry mouth which is one of the less severe side effects of the drug.

There are some side effects that are serious to seek help from your doctor right away. These can be signs that your body is reacting poorly with the medicine and can be very dangerous. The side effects that you need to take very seriously are chest pain, trouble breathing, dizziness, fainting, your ankles swelling, pain radiating down your arm, your heart pounds, and tremors. You can’t come off the drug all at once after you start taking it; you have to slowly decrease your intake. If you don’t wean off of Phentermine you will experience some very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. This is good to know when you are trying to make a decision about taking it.

Now that you know the potential threat of taking the drug Phentermine you will know the signs to look out for. Let your doctor know of any types of ailments or conditions you have so he can make sure it is safe for you to take Phentermine. While it can be a great way to start the journey to weight loss, it is not the only solution, and you have to make sure that the side effects on you aren’t too hard to deal with.

 

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