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Orally disintegrating phentermine is a weight loss medication licensed for use in people who are obese. It is only meant for short-term use. As a type of stimulant, this medicine can help suppress appetite and may also boost metabolism. The tablet is dissolved on the tongue once a day, usually in the morning. Side effects may include restlessness, dizziness, and an unpleasant taste.

What Is Orally Disintegrating Phentermine?

Orally disintegrating phentermine (Suprenza™) is a prescription medication approved to help with weight loss, in combination with a low-calorie diet, exercise, and behavioral modification. It should only be used for a short period of time and only in people who are obese.
Orally disintegrating phentermine comes as an orally disintegrating tablet that dissolves on the tongue. Phentermine, the active ingredient in the medication, is also available as a regular oral tablet and capsule.
(Click What Is Orally Disintegrating Phentermine Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, orally disintegrating phentermine may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of orally disintegrating phentermine include but are not limited to:
(Click Orally Disintegrating Phentermine Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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