Abrupt cessation of long-term phentermine therapy does not induce amphetamine-like withdrawal. Long-term phentermine therapy does not induce phentermine cravings. Symptoms observed after abrupt phentermine cessation represent loss of therapeutic effect and are not withdrawal.
Can I just stop taking phentermine?
Phentermine oral capsule is used for short-term treatment. It comes with serious risks if you don’t take it as prescribed. If you stop taking the drug or don’t take it at all: You may not lose weight. If you take this drug for a long period of time and stop it suddenly, you may have extreme fatigue and depression.
Can phentermine cause withdrawal symptoms?
Common withdrawal symptoms from Adipex include: Headaches. Lack of energy. High blood pressure.
How long can a person safely take phentermine?
Many doctors prescribe phentermine, on its own, to patients for more than 12 weeks. And anecdotal reports from many of my colleagues suggested that it was helpful for many patients long-term. But there’s a lack of research on its longer-term safety and efficacy.
What happens when you take phentermine for too long?
Physical and psychological dependence may occur with the long-term use of phentermine. A withdrawal reaction, which includes excessive drowsiness, fatigue, tremors and depression may occur after prolonged use.
Will I gain all the weight back after stopping phentermine?
While phentermine can be a powerful weight loss aid, the only proven way to shed weight and keep it off in the long term is to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors ( 23 , 24 ). Without making these habit changes, you may gain back any weight you’ve lost — and possibly more — once you stop taking phentermine ( 25 ).
How long should I be off phentermine before starting again?
If you have not lost a certain amount of weight, your doctor may tell you to stop taking phentermine and topiramate or may increase your dose and then increase it again after 14 days. After you take the new dose for 12 weeks, your doctor will check to see how much weight you have lost.
What happens if you skip a day of phentermine?
If you miss a dose of Adipex-P (also known as phentermine), take it as soon as you remember. Because of sleeping problems, it is suggested that you take your last daily dose before 6 p.m. If it is near the time of the next dose or later in the evening, skip the missed dose. Then resume your usual schedule.
Can you take phentermine longer than 3 months?
The authors concluded that phentermine is safe and effective for longer-term use—that is, >3 months—for weight loss in low-risk individuals.
Can I just stop taking phentermine and topiramate?
Do not stop using phentermine and topiramate suddenly or you could have a seizure (convulsions). Follow your doctor’s instructions about tapering your dose. Phentermine and topiramate can increase your resting heart rate.
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.
Why do dentists ask if you take phentermine?
The concern for dental professionals is determining who has taken Fen-Phen and who is at risk for such valve damage. It means we must not only ask patients what drugs they currently are taking, but what drugs they have taken in the past and how long they took the drugs.
Are phentermine side effects permanent?
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.
How do I wean myself off of phentermine?
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.
How long can you take phentermine 15mg?
Phentermine should only be used for short-term use (less than 12 weeks at a time) to help with weight loss.
Is phentermine bad for your kidneys?
Phentermine can cause elevation of the blood pressure and this can hasten the deterioration of kidney function.