Quick Answer: Can You Stop Taking Phentermine Cold Turkey?

When should you stop taking phentermine?

The medication should be discontinued if you don’t lose 5% of your body weight after 12 weeks on the highest daily dose.

The dosage of phentermine differs, depending on whether it’s used alone or alongside topiramate..

Does phentermine affect your brain?

A large body of evidence has observed that phentermine works by causing the release of two neurotransmitters, dopamine and norepinephrine, in your brain to suppress hunger.

Can phentermine cause liver problems?

Despite long term availability and wide use of phentermine, there have been no published reports linking it to clinically apparent acute liver injury. Likelihood score: E (unlikely cause of clinically apparent liver injury).

Does phentermine keep you awake?

Insomnia: Because it is a stimulant, phentermine will most likely keep you awake if you take it too late in the day. This side effect also decreases in most patients after they have been on the medication for several weeks.

What should you not take with phentermine?

You should not take phentermine if you are taking a class of drugs known as MAO inhibitors, and you should consult with your doctor if you are taking anti-depressants including Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro or Wellbutrin.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of phentermine?

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What happens if you take phentermine for too long?

The researchers found that at 24 months, longer-term users of phentermine had more weight loss, with patients using continuously for >12 months losing 7.4 percent more than those who used for no more than three months.

What happens if you miss a day of phentermine?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is late in the day. Do not take two doses at one time. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of phentermine can be fatal.

What are the bad side effects of phentermine?

Dizziness, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping, irritability, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This medication may raise your blood pressure.

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 stop taking phentermine suddenly?

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 break phentermine in half?

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. If you are taking the extended-release (long-acting) tablets, do not split, chew, or crush them tablet. There are some tablets that can be crushed and mixed with food.

Why is my phentermine not working?

The effects of phentermine are diminished over time due to drug tolerance. Tolerance is when a medication loses potency over time after repeated use and as a result the individual experiences less response from the drug. Although phentermine is not “addictive” it results in tolerance over time.

Can you take 2 phentermine a day?

Typical starting dosage: One 15-mg or 30-mg capsule each day. Take it in the morning, 2 hours after breakfast. Dosage increases: If your doctor started you on a 15-mg dose, they may increase your dose based on your weight loss and how well you tolerate the drug. Maximum dosage: 30 mg per day.

Can phentermine cause heart palpitations?

Common side effects, as described in the phentermine-prescribing information, for short-term (12–14 weeks) use include dry mouth, insomnia, headache, dizziness, fatigue, tachycardia, and palpitations [18–20].

Can I take my 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.

What to do if phentermine stops working?

Frequently, the proper course of action is to increase adherence to the diet, rather than change the phentermine. However, if phentermine doesn’t work, stops working, or has an intolerable side-effect, you should ask your physician to switch to a different weight loss medicine.

How can I make phentermine work better?

When taking phentermine you should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day in order to improve the functions of your body and assist in the release of water weight, as well as keeping you hydrated and less likely to misinterpret thirst for hunger.