Orally Disintegrating Phentermine Information

If you are obese and at least 17 years old, your healthcare provider may recommend a weight loss medication called orally disintegrating phentermine (SuprenzaTM). This prescription medicine is used in combination with a low-calorie diet, exercise, and behavior modifications. It works by suppressing the appetite and possibly boosting metabolism.
Although some people may not have any problems with this medicine, side effects can occur and may include insomnia, dizziness, and an unpleasant taste.
Review your medical history with your healthcare provider before using orally disintegrating phentermine, as this information can help your healthcare provider determine whether this is a safe and appropriate medication for you. For example, people who have a history of substance abuse may not be able to use this product because of the drug's potential for physical dependence and addiction.
(To learn more, click Orally Disintegrating Phentermine. This resource contains information on when this weight loss product is recommended, dosing instructions, and safety issues to keep in mind.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD