Phentermine 37.5mg (A159)

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Phentermine, with several brand names including Ionamin, is a medication used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity. It is taken by mouth for up to a few weeks at a time, after which the beneficial effects no longer occur. It is also available as the combination phentermine/topiramate.

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WHAT IS PHENTERMINE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

 

Phentermine is a prescription medication used with a doctor-approved exercise, behavior change, and reduced-calorie diet program for weight loss. It is used by certain overweight people, such as those who are obese or have weight-related medical problems. Losing weight and keeping it off can lessen the many health risks that come with obesity, including heart diseasediabeteshigh blood pressure, and a shorter life.

  • It is not known how this medication helps people to lose weight. It may work by decreasing your appetite, increasing the amount of energy used by your body, or by affecting certain parts of the brain. This medication is an appetite suppressant and belongs to a class of drugs called sympathomimetic amines.
  • Phentermine is available under the following different brand names: Adipex P, and Lomaira.

 

WHAT ARE DOSAGES OF PHENTERMINE?

 

Dosages of Phentermine Should Be Given As Follows:

Adult and Pediatric Dosage Forms & Strengths

Capsule, HCl salt: Schedule IV

  • 15mg (generics)
  • 30mg (generics)
  • 37.5mg (Adipex P, generics)

Tablet, HCl salt: Schedule IV

  • 8mg (Lomaira)
  • 37.5mg (Adipex P, generics)

Dosage Considerations

Discontinue if weight loss has not occurred with 4 weeks of therapy. Not approved for long-term use.

Discontinue if tolerance develops, and do not exceed recommended dosage to overcome tolerance.

Obesity

Short-term (few weeks) adjunctive use as part of weight-reduction regimen based on exercise, behavioral modification, and caloric restriction in management of exogenous obesity for patients with initial body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg/m² or ≥27 kg/m² in presence of other risk factors (e.g., controlled hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia).

Adipex P or generic

  • 15-37.5 mg/day PO in single daily dose or divided q12hr before breakfast or 1-2 hr after breakfast

Lomaira

  • Typical dose is 8mg PO TID 30 minutes before meals

Side effects of phentermine include:

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Do not use phentermine in pregnancy. The risks involved outweigh the potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist. It is unknown if phentermine is excreted in the milk; the use of phentermine is contraindicated while breastfeeding.

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