What is Phendimetrazine?
Phendimetrazine is a medication prescribed to help patients with weight loss. Patients given dietary management and treated with “anorectic” drugs (like Phendimetrazine) lose more weight on average than those given placebo plus diet. Phendimetrazine does not work well unless a dietary and exercise plan is included with the medicine.
How does Phendimetrazine help me lose weight?
Phendimetrazine suppresses appetite and increases your metabolic rate so you feel less hungry and burn more calories. It works by raising your noradrenaline levels which increases your sympathetic nervous system (“fight or flight”). There is a lot of variability in the trials of Phendimetrazine. Both the physician and the diet prescribed play a large role in the effectiveness of Phendimetrazine for weight loss. The studies suggest that you need the best diet and exercise plan tailored to you, in order to lose the most weight with Phendimetrazine. In clinical experience, brands of Phendimetrazine which are absorbed better, work better.
What are some side-effects?
Some patients experience no side-effects. The following are common side-effects which tend to get better over time: nervousness, restlessness, constipation, insomnia, dry mouth. If you develop constipation, please ask the staff for Fiberlean, a natural herb which combats constipation and causes additional weight loss. The following are very rare side-effects, and if you develop them, stop the Phendimetrazine and call the doctor immediately: headaches, palpitations, blood pressure above 150/100, chest pain, blurred vision, or dizziness. However, most patients who experience those rare symptoms discover that the culprit is mixing another medication or caffeine with Phendimetrazine, and they have no problems taking Phendimetrazine by itself. If you feel you have severe side-effects, please write down any other medicines you may have taken recently. Often, it is a different medicine which caused the problem (in 2005 Tylenol and Motrin/ibuprofen caused 22% of drug-related ER visits, but Phendimetrazine caused only 0.09%). Hundreds of thousands of patients have taken Phendimetrazine safely, without any side-effect.
What are the risks of Phendimetrazine?
You should not take Phendimetrazine if you are pregnant or if you have advanced arteriosclerosis, serious cardiovascular disease, moderate to severe uncontrolled hypertension, hyperthyroidism, hypersensitivity to sympathomimetic amines, or glaucoma. Phendimetrazine should not be taken if you have a history of drug abuse or if you take an MAO-inhibitor. The FDA warning label warns of rare cases of valvular heart disease or primary pulmonary hypertension in patients who reportedly have taken Phendimetrazine alone.
Does Phendimetrazine stop working?
Some patients become hungrier around 3-4 months because they stop following the diet as closely and they start eating foods that stimulate the appetite. Phendimetrazine is still working, but eating the wrong foods can stimulate your appetite more than Phendimetrazine will suppress it. Frequently, the proper course of action is to increase adherence to the diet, rather than change the Phendimetrazine. However, if Phendimetrazine doesn’t work, stops working, or has an intolerable side-effect, you should ask your physician to switch to a different weight loss medicine. There are lots of options. Some people have to take other medications which cause weight-gain; other patients have genetic obesity. For both groups of patients, the benefits of lifelong Phendimetrazine can outweigh the risks..