Phentermine (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in Adipex-P®)
Information and Guidelines

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**Important Notice:**
The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

**Potential Risks and Side Effects:**
Phentermine is a prescription medication that may cause serious side effects. Possible side effects include:
– Increased heart rate
– Elevated blood pressure
– Insomnia
– Dry mouth
– Constipation
– Nervousness
– Dizziness
– Changes in libido

Phentermine is contraindicated in patients with:
– History of cardiovascular disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, stroke)
– Hyperthyroidism
– Glaucoma
– Agitated states
– History of drug abuse
– Pregnancy or breastfeeding
– Anorexia and Bulimia
– ADHD medications
– Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
– Known hypersensitivity or idiosyncratic reaction to sympathomimetic amines

Phentermine is indicated as a short-term adjunct in a regimen of weight reduction based on exercise, behavioral modification, and caloric restriction in the management of exogenous obesity for patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m² or higher, or 27 kg/m² or higher in the presence of other risk factors (e.g., controlled hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia).

**Dosage and Administration**
Dosage: The usual adult dose of phentermine is one tablet or capsule taken once daily. The dose can range from 15 mg to 37.5 mg depending on the patient’s response and tolerability.

**Administration Instructions:**
– Take phentermine as directed by your doctor.
– Phentermine is usually taken once a day, 1 hour before breakfast or 1 to 2 hours after breakfast.
– Swallow the tablet whole; do not crush or chew it.
– Do not take phentermine in the evening as it may cause insomnia.

**Relevant Medical Conditions**
1.Obesity: A chronic condition characterized by an excess amount of body fat, which may have adverse effects on health.
2. Hypertension: High blood pressure, a common comorbidity in obese patients.
3. Diabetes: A metabolic disorder characterized by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.

**Treatment Options**

1. Lifestyle Modifications: Including diet, exercise, and behavioral changes.
2. Pharmacotherapy: Medications such as phentermine to aid in weight loss.
3. Surgical Interventions: Options such as bariatric surgery for severe cases of obesity.

**Patient Education Resources**
Understanding Obesity:
– CDC on Obesity (
– National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (

Healthy Lifestyle Tips:
– ChooseMyPlate (
– American Heart Association (

Weight Loss Support:
– Choosing a Safe & Successful Weight Loss Program (
– Obesity Action Coalition (

**Prescriber/Doctor Information**
William Steers, NP and Melanie Maltese, NP: Extensive experience in managing chronic conditions like obesity. Committed to providing personalized and evidence-based care to each patient.

**Contact Information**
For any questions or concerns, please reach out to us:
– Phone: 208-887-4872
– Email:
– Physical Address: 14 S Baltic Pl, Meridian, ID 83642

**Compliance with FDA Regulations**

This website and its content comply with FDA regulations and guidelines for prescription drug advertising. All information regarding phentermine is presented in a balanced manner, highlighting both benefits and risks, in accordance with the FDA’s requirements. The safety information is clearly stated to ensure that patients are fully informed about the medication they are considering.

For more detailed information, please consult your healthcare provider or refer to the official FDA website