Phentermine and topiramate can cause irregular vaginal bleeding while you are taking birth control pills. This should not make the pills less effective in preventing pregnancy. Using this medicine with other drugs that make you drowsy can worsen this effect.
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.
What does phentermine do to your hormones?
Phentermine also works outside of the brain, triggering the release of adrenaline and epinephrine, hormones which have powerful fat-burning properties. Paired with a dietary strategy, phentermine achieves significant weight loss.
Can you take phentermine while trying to get pregnant?
Since it is not known if phentermine is safe during pregnancy (and since taking phentermine is not absolutely necessary), it is not recommended for pregnant women in general or for women trying to conceive.
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.
What should you not take with phentermine?
Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with this medication. Most MAO inhibitors should also not be taken for two weeks before treatment with this medication.
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.
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.
Can i 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.
Does phentermine mess with fertility?
If a man takes phentermine, could it affect his fertility (ability to get partner pregnant) or increase the chance of birth defects? There are no studies looking at possible risks to a pregnancy when the father uses phentermine. In general, exposures that fathers have are unlikely to increase risks to a pregnancy.
Can phentermine give false positive pregnancy test?
False Positive Testing
1 A positive result will signal the need for a confirmatory test, which will then show that it was phentermine and not amphetamine or methamphetamine. The original result will then be ruled a false positive.
Does diet pills affect fertility?
As a general rule, you should avoid anything during conception that is not approved for pregnancy so that you don’t accidentally affect the pregnancy when it begins. Many studies do show that diet pills can harm pregnancy because of the high levels of caffeine that they contain.
How much weight can you lose on phentermine in 3 months?
According to several studies, the average weight lost on phentermine is 3 to 5 pounds per month. In most cases, patients can easily meet the minimum expected weight loss of 5% starting body weight in the first three months.
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.
How long does it take to start losing weight on phentermine?
Most weight loss takes place within the first six months of using the medication. Since ADIPEX can be addictive, it’s possible to develop a drug dependence or even stimulant use disorder with prolonged and unsupervised use of this medication.