Phentermine is a drug that is used to help clinically obese patients to get started on their weight loss in a safe and effective way. Phentermine is effective because it helps patients to build the right eating habits to lose weight and keep losing after the use of the medication is stopped. Weight loss with the use of Phentermine can reduce the risk of such health concerns as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure in obese patients.
Phentermine is the most prescribed weight loss medication because it functions by helping to reduce the appetite while revving up the metabolism at the same time. This way, patients taking phentermine are not as hungry anymore and they have a heightened energy level so that they are able to take on a more active lifestyle. Dosages available (and approved by the FDA) include 15mg, 30mg, and 37.5mg of Phentermine. They are available in both capsule and pill form and are commonly available at pharmacists online and “brick-and-mortar” everywhere.
The efficacy of phentermine is based on many different elements in the person taking the drug, including his or her gender, age, behaviors while taking the medication, any physical conditions her or she may have, and even mental behavior. Phentermine works by stimulating the hypothalamus glands and parts of the nervous system. Therefore, in some cases, blood pressure and heart rate may rise.
As a member of the amphetamine family, phentermine uses the brain’s neurotransmitters to send certain signals to different parts of the brain. This way, the signal to feel hungry can be reduced, allowing the patient to go for longer periods of time without feeling the need to eat. Furthermore, leptin levels increase with this process, which allows more calories and fats to be turned into usable energy, thus allowing the person to be more active without tiring. With the combination of feeling the need to eat less and burning calories at a higher rate while being more active, weight loss becomes much more achievable.
Before taking phentermine, it is important to speak to your doctor to make sure that it is the right drug for you. Many physical conditions make taking phentermine inadvisable so it is important to discuss each of these with your doctor to ensure that this medication is the right choice and know that you have the right dosage option.