Frequent question: Can phentermine cause permanent damage?

Phentermine may increase your thyroid activity. This may raise your thyroid levels even further. For people with glaucoma: This drug may increase your eye pressure even more. This may cause permanent damage to your vision.

Does phentermine cause long term damage?

Phentermine, especially when combined with fenfluramine, has been associated with high pressures in the pulmonary arteries (pulmonary hypertension) and defects in heart valves, both serious complications. Physical and psychological dependence may occur with the long-term use of phentermine.

Does phentermine mess with your brain?

The anorectic drug phentermine produces dose-related toxic effects on brain dopamine (DA) neurons in animals. Until recently, phentermine was widely used in combination with fenfluramine for purposes of appetite suppression and weight loss.

Can phentermine cause kidney damage?

Phentermine can cause elevation of the blood pressure and this can hasten the deterioration of kidney function.

What are the bad side effects of phentermine?

Common side effects of phentermine include:

  • Increased heart rate.
  • Tingling or prickling feeling in hands or feet.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Sleeplessness.
  • Nervousness.
  • Constipation.
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What happens if you take phentermine for more than 3 months?

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients taking phentermine for weight loss for more than three months experience greater weight loss without an increased risk for incident cardiovascular disease or death, according to a study published online March 21 in Obesity.

How long should you be on phentermine?

Most people takephentermine for 3 to 6 weeks; the length of treatment depends on how you respond to the medication. Phentermine can be habit-forming. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period than your doctor tells you to.

Can phentermine cause a stroke?

Conclusions: Phentermine, and possibly phendimetrazine, should be considered an anorexiant and sympathomimetic drug that can be associated with ischemic cerebrovascular disease.

Is phentermine bad for the heart?

Phentermine may cause a serious increase in your blood pressure. This may make your heart work harder. The extra stress on your heart may make your heart disease worse. For people with history of hyperthyroidism: Tell your doctor if you have hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid).

Does phentermine cause erectile dysfunction?

Appetite suppressants can lead to erectile dysfunction (ED). For phentermine, the active ingredient in the prescription medication Adipex-P, ED is listed with the FDA as a “common” side effect.

Is phentermine bad for your liver?

Despite long term availability and wide use of phentermine, there have been no published reports linking it to clinically apparent acute liver injury.

When do phentermine side effects go away?

Some side effects of phentermine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

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Who should not take phentermine?

Do not use phentermine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

Can you take phentermine every other day?

We suggest for those women trying to lose 25 lbs or less, you start weaning off the phentermine after the second month. Take the pill every other day for two weeks, then every third day, until you are down to 1 pill a week (usually Sunday) then stop completely.