by on June 22, 2012

What Is Phentermine?

Phentermine is the generic name for phenethylamine class anorectics such as Adipex and Suprenza. It works as a psychostimulant by increasing adrenaline levels in the body, which in turn decreases the sensation of hunger and begins to break down stored fat to aid weight loss. Phentermine is approved for medical use but is considered a Schedule IV controlled substance because of its similarities to amphetamines and should not be taken continuously for more than 12 weeks.

Phentermine Uses

An appetite suppressant, phentermine was first approved by the FDA in 1959 and is prescribed for short periods of use to individuals who are at risk of potentially life threatening medical conditions because of their weight.


The drug can help patients achieve faster weight loss results when it is taken as a supplement to a comprehensive treatment plan that includes an effective diet and fitness plan.

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