Phentermine, like all drugs, can cause certain side effects that those who take it should be aware of. Though it is worth noting that side effects usually occur in a very small number of patients, there are some that are more common than others when a patient is under therapeutic usage. Phentermine is a controlled substance which means that it is scheduled by the DEA as a possible substance of abuse or addiction, so it is important to take it only as prescribed in order to avoid further side effects or overdose. Do not take Phentermine if it is not prescribed to you. For any questions or concerns, be sure to contact your doctor or a pharmacist, who can answer any questions you have or provide you with more thorough documentation of the side effects and concerns. Remember that none of the information contained in this article should be considered medical advice, this can only be delivered by a pharmacist or doctor, so be sure to talk to them before acting on anything. Remember that your personal situation can differentiate from the generalized information available.
Common and Serious Phentermine Side Effects
As stated, many side effects are relatively common in a small number of people who are prescribed Phentermine. Due to clinical testing and trials, these side effects occur in a very small number of patients. Though most will pass after a short period of time, if dry mouth, an unpleasant taste, diarrhea, constipation, or vomiting persist for more than a week, you will want to inform your doctor. These are the most common side effects and most do not find them unpleasant or long lasting enough to cease use of Phentermine for the duration of their therapy, but they are worth mentioning. There are some other side effects that can be very serious and should not be ignored, and you should inform your doctor immediately if you experience swelling of your legs or ankles, difficulty performing physical activities that you could do before, dizziness or increased clumsiness, insomnia, shortness of breath, chest pains, tremors, restlessness, heart palpitations, or increased blood pressure. These problems can point to a more serious health problem or an intolerance to the medication, and ignoring them could cause serious problems in the long run. Some other side effects can occur, but are very uncommon, but if any additional effects are experienced, you should inform your doctor or physician immediately.
Proper Storage of Phentermine And Other Concerns
To help preserve the medication, try to keep it at room temperature in a dry area, as purity can be compromised by improper storage. Excess heat or moisture can work against the medication in this way as well, so a bathroom is not an appropriate storage area. Dispose of any expired or out of date medications, a pharmacist can inform you about proper medication disposal. Remember that all of the information included here is for informational purposes only, and that any questions about drug therapy or other information should be obtained through counsel from your doctor or a pharmacist if you have already been prescribed the medication.