How to Get a Prescription for Phentermine

Phentermine weight loss drug acts on the brain and can cause drug dependence. Therefore, Phentermine is available by prescription only. Phentermine slimming pills are indicated to obese people with BMI equal to or above 30.

Phentermine pills can also be prescribed at a lower BMI of 27, in comorbidities (diabetes, hepatic steatosis, cholecystitis, hypertension). Phentermine drug is not intended for reducing several pounds or preventing obesity.

Only a doctor can give a prescription for Phentermine. To do this, people with overweight or obesity need to visit a doctor and be diagnosed. Medical examination will help determine:

  • The degree of obesity,
  • Causes of obesity,
  • Diseases, developed as a result of obesity,
  • Risks, associated with obesity.

Weight loss pills may contain different amounts of Phentermine: 15 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg or 37.5 mg. Phentermine dosage is determined by the degree of obesity and the severity of comorbidities.

For example, if there is only minor liver or kidney insufficiency, doctor will prescribe the lowest Phentermine dose of 15 mg. Phentermine is contraindicated to patients with severe renal or hepatic insufficiency.

Phentermine slimming pills can be recommended only after a complete patient’s diagnostic. Phentermine has many drug interactions. Therefore, before obtaining a prescription for Phentermine, the patient should inform his doctor about all the drugs, which he is taking at the moment.

Obesity is often accompanied by diabetes and hypertension. Therefore, anti-obesity therapy with Phentermine may include antidiabetics and antihypertensive drugs.

Weight loss, resulting from Phentermine, improves insulin sensitivity and lowers blood pressure. Therefore, antihypertensive and antidiabetic drugs are included in the pharmacotherapy with Phentermine in reduced dosage.

Before writing a prescription for Phentermine, doctor should also inform the patient on the list of drugs, which are contraindicated in anti-obesity therapy with Phentermine. Phentermine should not be taken concurrently with SSRIs (Amitriptyline, Bupropion, Fluoxetine, Sertraline) and MAOI inhibitors (Isocarboxazid, Phenelzine, Selegiline, Tranylcypromine).

When taking Phentermine, it is also contraindicated to take other weight loss drugs and central nervous system stimulants. The patient should also be warned that before adding any drug in pharmacotherapy with Phentermine, it is necessary to consult a doctor.

To get a Phentermine prescription, patient should tell the doctor history of all the diseases that he had. Phentermine is contraindicated in obese people with a history of mental disorders and a history of alcohol and drug addiction.

After getting a prescription, obese people can buy Phentermine in pharmacies. If an obese person has any questions, when buying Phentermine, he may ask the pharmacist.

In most cases, it is recommended to start anti-obesity therapy with a medium therapeutics dose of Phentermine 30mg. Patient should immediately consult a doctor, if he has any side effects, or when therapeutic effect is low.

In case of discomfort, caused by side effects, doctor can reduce the daily dose and write a new prescription for Phentermine 15 mg. In case of insufficient or low anorectic action, doctor may increase a single Phentermine dose and write a prescription for Phentermine 40mg.

Patient on Phentermine should understand that it is a prescription drug and is intended only for him. Diet pills Phentermine cannot be given to other people. It may harm them. Phentermine pills should be stored in a place, not accessible to children. Phentermine is designed to treat obesity in people, older than 18 years.