Phentermine belong to a group of drugs called sympathomimetic amines and is similar to amphetamines. It is commonly known to be an appetite suppressant meaning it makes people feel less hungry.
Phentermine is FDA approved and most commonly prescribed drug for weight loss. It is recommended by doctors as part of a weight loss plan including low calorie diet, exercise and lifestyle& behavioral changes. It is used for shorter period of time usually 12 weeks or less in people who are significantly overweight (BMI 30 or more) and have not been able to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone.
Phentermine is a stimulant which is used to control bulimia nervosa. It has a structure very similar to amphetamine. It is practiced by those masses who are suffering from obesity. It immediately involves the neural system and curbs the appetite.
It has its first approval in 1959 from the FDA as an appetite suppressing drug. Then it became available in 1970 and was employed with another drug fenfluramine. But this combination created side effects in people suffering with heart disease and was withdrawn from the market as suggested by the FDA.
It is still in use in many countries taken with diet, physical exertion, and proper prescriptions.
Uses and dosage:
It is used to reduce weight and to become an anorexic person. It is practiced by those suffering high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.
USA advocates that the drug should be applied for a short term course and should be consumed with a proper diet.