One of the most advanced regarding effectiveness is the Phentermine weight loss drug, so compelling that it is frequently used as an option to surgical liposuction.
Excess body weight negatively affects both the psychological state and the overall health of a person. In connection with the widespread prevalence of obesity and the seriousness of its consequences, numerous teams of scientists from different countries work on the creation of medications for this disease.
According to the ATC, Phentermine weight loss belongs to the group “Preparations for the treatment of obesity” and has the code A08AA01. The patent for its manufacture was received by the Swedish company “Better Bodies“.
Phentermine weight loss suppresses the appetite and prolongs the saturation period. Unlike its amphetamine-related structure, this sympathomimetic amine does not cause a state of euphoria.
As a result of blocking AgRP-neurons, which are responsible for feeling hungry, a person loses appetite. Daily intake of food decreases, the body receives fewer calories, and to ensure energy needs forced to use fat stores. There is evidence that this amine contributes to a slight increase in body temperature, which also positively affects the process of losing weight.
Phentermine is used for drug treatment of alimentary obesity in combination with diet and regular training.
Phentermine is a potent agent, so it should be taken under the supervision of a qualified specialist. Assigning an anorectic, calculating the dosage and duration of treatment, the doctor takes into account the cause of obesity and the general condition of the patient’s body.
For example, if the formation of excess weight is associated with a hormonal disease or the patient has pathologies that exclude the use of sympathomimetic amines, taking this medication may be useless or even harmful.
To achieve the optimal result, phentermine weight loss should be taken 1-2 hours before meals or between meals. It is advisable to do this in the morning, then during the whole day there will be no hunger, and night sleep will not be disturbed.
The standard daily dose of the drug is 37.5 mg, that is, one capsule or tablet. In some cases, the desired effect is given by a half dose of 18.75 mg. The duration of the course of therapy is usually 3-4 weeks, if necessary, it can be prolonged up to 12 weeks, but no more.
Restrictions on the use of Phentermine are:
pregnancy and the period of breastfeeding;
Individual hypersensitivity to sympathomimetic amines or accessory components of this drug;
the propensity to drug or drug addiction;
the propensity to agitate (a state of emotional overexcitation);
Phentermine can give some side effects, and the most dangerous is the development of physical and mental dependence. In structure, this sympathomimetic amine is close to the stimulator of the central nervous system amphetamine, for which the development of withdrawal syndrome (abstinence syndrome) is characteristic.
Sharp discontinuation of medication leads to a worsening of the general condition and dysphoria (a state opposite to euphoria).
Side effects also include:
insomnia, increased excitability;
increased blood pressure;
unpleasant aftertaste or dry mouth;
diarrhea or constipation;
decreased sexual desire.
If side effects are pronounced and are of a permanent nature, the intake of anorectic should be discontinued.