Brand Name(s): Adipex, Suprenza, T-Diet
Drug Class: Appetite Suppressant
Treats: overweight, obesity
Phentermine is a prescription medication, similar to amphetamines, used as an appetite suppressant in the control of weight. Patients taking this drug typically do so alongside other weight control mechanisms - such as controlling diet and engaging in exercise. Phentermine works by two main means: suppressing the central nervous system and increasing the release of epinephrine and norepinephrine, the latter of which increases fat breakdown and the release of energy.
Phentermine Hcl is a psychostimulant drug of the substituted amphetamine chemical classes, with pharmacology likewise to amphetamine. Phentermine is a prescribed drug that helps in weight-loss and is designed for short-term use with a mixture of healthy diet and exercise.
Phentermine is approved in Australia as an appetite suppressant and is prescribed as a diet pill; targeting obese patients and patients that are considered a medical risk due to weight.
Phentermine is used with a pharmacist/doctors approved exercise, behavioral change, and reduced-calorie diet program to help one in losing weight. Losing and keeping weight off can lessen the many health risks that come with obesity, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and a shorter life.
Phentermine works by decreasing one’s appetite, thus increasing the energy used by one’s body, or by affecting specific parts of the brain.