- Are you a bit obese or overweight looking to lose weight fast and safe?
- Do you need to control your appetite and speedup your metabolism to jump start your weight loss?
- Do you want the help of any of the new or the traditional FDA approved diet pills to help with weight loss?
- Do you know there are many choices for diet pills in addition to the popular Phentermine also called Adipex?
- Are you wondering what is the best weight loss diet pill for fast weight loss results and fat burning?
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Here are some of the commonly used prescription diet pills.
What are the diet pills that are currently FDA approved in the USA?
- Most commonly used diet pill – Adipex-P or Phentermine is a DEA schedule IV appetite suppressant and anorectic medication.
- New – Qsymia Phentermine and topiramate extended-release capsules Combination appetite suppressant-anorectic medication. This is one of the most effective weight loss medications currently available and is a DEA schedule IV.
- New – Belviq or Lorcaserin is a selective serotonin 2C receptor agonist which promotes a feeling of fullness or satiety and is a DEA schedule IV drug.
- New – Contrave (Investigational drug, not available) Bupropion hydrochloride/naltrexone hydrochloride Increases metabolism, suppresses appetite, affects central reward center (proposed mechanism) NDA submitted; FDA decision expected by June 2014
- New – Saxenda or liraglutide, similar to Victoza, but a bit higher dose, is the latest kid on the block, a subcutaneous injection, approved for weight loss, and is not a DEA controlled substance.
- Not so popular – Alli or Orlistat is a Lipase inhibitor; nonprescription (OTC) product that inhibits fat absorption in the intestine and is not a controlled substance. The manufacturer withdrew the OTC version of the medicine and the prescription version called Xenical is available.
- Bontril PDM, Bontril SR Phendimetrazine is an Appetite suppressant and anorectic and is a DEA schedule III drug.
- Not commonly prescribed – Desoxyn Methamphetamine Appetite suppressant; should be used very cautiously if prescribed for weight loss due to high potential for abuse, illegal distribution and is a DEA schedule II
- Didrex Benzphetamine Appetite suppressant; anorectic medication and is a DEA schedule III
- Diethylpropion Diethylpropion Appetite suppressant; anorectic and is a DEA schedule IV
- Withdrawn – Meridia Sibutramine Anorectic medication had been withdrawn from US market in 2010 due to increased heart risk Not available
- Suprenza Phentermine Appetite suppressant; anorectic Yes, DEA schedule IV
- Not so popular – Xenical Orlistat Lipase inhibitor; prescription form of Alli (OTC); higher dose than Alli; inhibits fat absorption in the intestine and is not a DEA controlled substance.
What is the most commonly prescribed diet pill?
Phentermine, also known as the popular brand name Adipex P or Ionamin, is the most commonly prescribed diet pill or appetite suppressant. Prescribed by over 95% of all weight loss doctors, Phentermine continues to be the most popular diet pill prescribed by diet doctors around the country and world although there are many other choices including the new diet pills.
Adipex P / Phentermine / Ionamine information
Prescription diet pill – Adipex P / Phentermine
Phentermine is an anorectic weight loss medication or diet pill which works by decreasing appetite.
Phentermine / Adipex diet pill
Available both as a capsule and or tablet, it is taken as a single daily dose in the morning or three times a day 30 minutes before meals, either once or up to three times a day.
Precautions before taking phentermine:
- Notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to phentermine.
- Notify your doctor and pharmacist if you take any of the following: fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), guanethidine, insulin medications for weight loss and depression, paroxetine (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft). Also tell your doctor if you are taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar) and tranylcypromine (Parnate), or if you have stopped taking one of these medications in the past 2 weeks. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- Let your doctor know if you have or have ever had heart disease, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), diabetes, glaucoma, or a history of drug abuse.
- Notify your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking phentermine, call your doctor.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Follow the diet and exercise program your doctor has given you. Phentermine works best in combination with a diet program.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Side effects of Phentermine:
Phentermine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- dry mouth
- unpleasant taste
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- increased blood pressure
- heart palpitations
- shortness of breath
- chest pain
- swelling of the legs and ankles
- difficulty doing exercise that you have been able to do
Phentermine may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems during your treatment with phentermine.
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