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When using orally disintegrating phentermine for weight loss, dosing guidelines usually call for the lowest effective amount. This is because this medicine has the potential for physical dependence and addiction, and should only be used for a short period of time. Your healthcare provider will prescribe an appropriate amount based on other medical conditions you have and various other factors.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Orally Disintegrating Phentermine

The dose of orally disintegrating phentermine (Suprenza™) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Orally Disintegrating Phentermine Dosing Guidelines

The recommended dosage of orally disintegrating phentermine for weight loss is one tablet once a day in the morning. Your healthcare provider will recommend a 15-mg, 30-mg, or 37.5-mg tablet, depending on your particular situation. Your amount will be individualized so that you receive the lowest effective dose. This will help minimize side effects.
Orally disintegrating phentermine is used in combination with a low-calorie diet, exercise, and behavior changes. Your healthcare provider can help you develop a diet, exercise, and behavior-modification plan.
This medication is only approved for short-term use, which is generally considered a few weeks. Using it for long periods is typically ineffective because the body gets used to the appetite-suppressing effects of the medication. Also, orally disintegrating phentermine has the potential to be abused, and long-term use may lead to addiction.
Because orally disintegrating phentermine is a type of stimulant, it should be taken in the morning; using the medication in the evening may cause insomnia.
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