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What Is Orally Disintegrating Phentermine Used For?

If are over the age 17 and obese, you may benefit from using orally disintegrating phentermine. This prescription medicine may help reduce appetite and boost metabolism to help people lose weight. It is designed to be used in combination with a low-calorie diet, exercise, and behavioral modifications. Because it is a type of stimulant, this drug should not be used for more than a few weeks.

An Overview of Uses for Orally Disintegrating Phentermine

Orally disintegrating phentermine (Suprenza™) is a prescription medication approved for short-term use to help with weight loss in people who are also reducing their daily calories, exercising, and modifying behaviors that may lead to weight gain. This medication should only be used for a few weeks, and only in people who have:
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Obesity can be generally categorized as endogenous or exogenous. Endogenous obesity is obesity caused by a condition within the body, such as problems with hormones or metabolism. Exogenous obesity is obesity caused by eating too much. Orally disintegrating phentermine is only approved to help manage exogenous obesity. Before you use this medicine, your healthcare provider may need to make sure you do not have a medical condition that may be causing obesity.
Orally disintegrating phentermine is just one part of a total weight loss plan. The weight loss plan should also include a low-calorie diet, exercise, and behavioral modifications. Simply put, weight loss occurs when a person takes in fewer calories than they burn. Diet and behavioral modification can decrease the number of calories consumed, while exercise increases the number of calories burned.
Orally disintegrating phentermine can help with weight loss by suppressing the appetite, which means it makes you feel less hungry. However, the appetite-suppressant effects of the drug usually wear off after a few weeks. Once these effects stop, orally disintegrating phentermine should also be stopped. Doses higher than the recommended amount should not be used to try to overcome tolerance to the medicine's effects; higher doses may cause serious side effects and may lead to physical dependence and addiction.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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