Some major points should be remembered before taking Phentermine. An example is how you are advised not to take this medicine if you have previously taken an MAO inhibitor in the past two weeks. It can cause a hazardous drug interaction. MAO inhibitor drugs include linezolid, tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid, selegiline, rasagiline, and phenelzine,
You should not use this drug if you have any of the mentioned problems like:
- Overactive thyroid problem
- Chronic hypertension problem
- Blood pressure
- Pregnant women or a nursing mother
- Any kind of heart problems or diseases
- If you are in a nervous condition
- If you are sensitive to other stimulants or drugs.
Discuss with your physician about the hazards and advantages of taking phentermine if you are above 65 years. Older citizens should always use any kind of drugs after recommendation of the physician.
What are the drug interactions of phentermine?
Don’t use this medicine with any alcohol or energy drinks because it has some drug interactions. If you have achieved your desirable results or you couldn’t find this pill useful in weight loss issue, then discontinue using this medication slowly and gradually instead to discontinue all of a sudden. To avoid any obnoxious withdrawal symptoms, discuss with your physician about the right way of leaving the drug. If a person uses this pill with additional stimulant medications that makes him fidgety or hyper-energetic and it can worsen ADHD symptoms.
How to keep this medicine safe and secure?
Keep this medicine at a room temperature away from heat.
What are the mild or major adverse reactions?
Some side effects are like chest pain, swelling in any part of the body, drastic mood swings, breathing problems, wheezing, blurred vision, changing in behavior, headache, hyperactivity, insomnia, stomach, cramps, constipation, vertigo, diarrhea or irregular sex drive mechanism.
What happens if the patient misses a single dose?
If the patients missed any dosage so, he can take the missed dose as soon as he remembers. But, it is better to leave the missed dose if the patient finds out about the missed dose on his next scheduled dose. The patient should be more attentive while taking this medicine and do not take any extra dose for the quick results.
What things should be avoided?
Alcohol has extreme bad effects, which influence general health so, drinking alcohol can enhance many of the possible side effects. Phentermine is reduced the physical alertness and emotional tendency while you are using it so, don’t do any physical activity or driving. This medicine is known as a drug of abuse and you must be attentive if anyone is using your pills without a prescription.