Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that may be used by people needing to lose some weight. This medication works by lessening the feeling of hunger in people. There are general principles of the use of this medication, for instance, the usually prescribed dose, the usual period of time, to take this medication, the usual additional recommendations, and others.
However, there are different factors that will be taking by your healthcare provider to attention before prescribing you with this medication. Among these factors are so-called special conditions.
What are they those special conditions? There are several of them. All of them should be taken to attention, because in some cases a patient would be recommended to take this medication in a special way or not to take it at all.
Thus, before you even start using this medication, you should find out whether you have any special conditions.
- Allergy. Do not use this medication if you have allergy to it. If you are not sure about this, you can ask your healthcare provider to take special tests. Also, you should not use this medication if you have allergy to amphetamines, diet pills, stimulants, or cold medications.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding. There is not information on whether this medication is harmful for unborn baby. This means, that you should consult with your healthcare provider additionally if you are pregnant or if you are going to get pregnant when taking this medication. Do not use this medication if you are a breastfeeding mother, because it may pass into your milk and after to the body of your baby.
- Taking other medications. Unlike many other medications, you should not take Phentermine, if you have used certain medications for the last 14 days. Thus, you should wait for at least 14 days since you took the last table of MAO inhibitor to start taking Phentermine. There is also a range of medications that you should not take along with Phentermine.
There are known 232 medications that you should not combine with Phentermine due to possible interaction. If you need to take some medication, you should check on whether it is able to interact with Phentermine. Among medications that you should not take along with Phentermine are other diet medication (at least, you should not take them, unless you consult with your healthcare provider).
- Health status. Your health status needs to be considered very attentively when it comes to using Phentermine. In order to use this medication safely, you should tell your healthcare provider about all disease and disorders that you may have.
You should not use this medication if you have the following health problems: heart disease, coronary artery disease, overactive thyroid, severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure and glaucoma. Also, you should not use this medication either if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Inform your healthcare provider if you have high diabetes, blood pressure, or a thyroid disorder.