Phentermine is the longest prescribed diet pill used for weight loss in this era. Again like all other weight loss pills, it claims to be very effective at increasing weight loss, especially when combined with a healthy diet and exercise.
So what does Phentermine do to be considered as best weight loss pills? It is a sympathomimetic medicine and this means that is that it increases sympathetic drive. What does this mean? Sympathetic drive is body response to fright, flight and fight. Phenteramine is also called an “anorectic” or “anorexigenic” drug. As it is a sympathomimetic drug, Phentermine stimulates the nervous system(nerves and brain). This results in increase in heart rate and blood pressure and decreases in appetite. This is all part of the body’s natural response in fright, flight or fight situations and this is what Phentermine mimics.
As any other weight loss pill, Phentermine is should be used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity. Other than being used as a weight loss pill, it is also used for other medical purposes.
Donot take phentermine if youhave heart disease or high blood pressure, have arteriosclerosis, have glaucoma, take Sonus Complete monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), have history of alcohol or drug abuse. Also you should inform your doctor if you have thyroid problems, anxiety disorder, epilepsy or seizure disorder, diabetes, are pregnant and/or breast feeding. As it increases sympathetic drive, side effects include restlessness or tremor,nervousness or anxiety, headache or dizziness, insomnia, dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth, diarrhea or constipation, or impotence or changes in your sex drive.
Physical and psychological is a recognized risk with Phentermine and therefore withdrawal effects may occur if you stop taking it suddenly after some time of continuous use.It is important that your doctor is involved closely with you when you are taking this medicine. I do not consider this drug to be among the best weight loss pills as there is risk of dependency, needs close monitoring, works in one action, too many side effects etc. Like any other medicine it is important that your doctor be informed and involved in your care so that appropriate monitoring can be done.