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What Is Orally Disintegrating Phentermine Used For?

How Does This Medication Work?

Orally disintegrating phentermine is a stimulant that is chemically related to amphetamines. It is thought to work to reduce weight by suppressing the appetite; however, it may have other effects, such as increasing metabolism.

Can Children Use Orally Disintegrating Phentermine?

Orally disintegrating phentermine has not been adequately studied in children, and is not approved for use in people younger than 17 years old. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medicine in children.

Is It Safe for Older Adults?

Because older adults are more likely to have other medical conditions and typically take other medications, they should be started at the lower end of the orally disintegrating phentermine dosing range. In addition, older adults may need to be monitored more closely for orally disintegrating phentermine side effects.

Can Orally Disintegrating Phentermine Be Used Off-Label?

On occasion, healthcare providers may recommend a medication for something other than the approved uses. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no well-accepted off-label uses for orally disintegrating phentermine.

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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