Every one of us heard of prescription medication- Phentermine 37.5 mg. It is not a dietary supplement. In fact, it is a controlled substance that is regulated by strict laws. It increases the metabolism and is an effective appetite suppressant. In studies evaluating the effectiveness of medication, people were shown to lose more weight than those not taking them. It comes in tablet and capsule form, and is usually taken by mouth once daily. It is often prescribed as a short-term weight-loss aid. It comes in various forms and strengths, including:
15 mg capsules
30 mg capsules (blue color), equivalent to Fastin®
30 mg capsules (yellow color), not equivalent to Fastin
37.5 mg capsules
37.5 mg tablets.
The usual recommended dose of tablets is 18.75 mg (half a tablet) or phentermine 37.5 mg (one tablet) once daily in the morning. If necessary, your health-care provider may recommend taking half a tablet twice a day to control your appetite. It should be taken either before breakfast or one to two hours after breakfast, depending on the particular product. It is not meant to be taken while you are on dieting.
Endogenous and Exogenous are the two categories for obesity. Endogenous obesity is caused by an identifiable medical condition, such as hypothyroidism. Exogenous obesity is caused by eating too much and exercising too little. Phentermine 37.5 mg is meant to treat exogenous obesity (not meant for weight gain conditions that arise due to medical reasons).
Before you start taking this weight loss drug, review the information about it. It is important to know it is a controlled substance. This medicine has a significant potential for abuse also. Do not take it more often or at higher doses than prescribed. This can lead to addiction or dependence. If you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, Glaucoma, Diabetes, High blood pressure (hypertension), Hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid), heart disease, congestive heart failure, certain irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), or a recent heart attack, any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives. Talk to your physician.