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What is Phentermine pill?

Oral Phentermine Hydrochloride (HCL) is sold for weight loss. It is in the Sympathomimetic family of appetite suppressants (used for the short-term management of exogenous obesity.)

Phentermine used to be one of the most sought after medicines sold in online pharmacies. That is hardly surprising. Phentermine is one of the most successful diet medicines of all time. Since being approved as a diet aid the FDA in 1959, it has helped millions of people lose extra pounds and inches.

When used in conjunction with diet, exercise, and behavior therapy, Phentermine may help you to lose weight while you are learning new ways to eat and to exercise.

Three forms of Phentermine are available:

  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Resin Capsules

How does Phentermine work?

Phentermine works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland and affecting certain neurotransmitters to decrease appetite.

The hypothalamus is the region of the brain that controls the autonomic nervous system, regulating sleep cycles, body temperature, appetite, etc.

Proper Use of Phentermine

Phentermine should be taken on an empty stomach, once daily, prior to breakfast. If in tablet form, the tablet may be broken or cut in half. Do NOT break, crush, or chew tablets.

As Phentermine may disrupt normal sleep patterns, avoid taking a dose late in the day. If taking more than one dose a day, take the last dose approx. 4-6 hours prior to going to bed.

The following information is specific only to the average doses of Phentermine. The recommended dose of Phentermine may be different for different patients. If your dose is different, do NOT change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

Oral dosage form (Capsules) – 15 to 37.5 mg once/day before breakfast or 1-2 hours after breakfast.

Oral dosage form (Tablets) – 15 to 37.5 mg once/day before breakfast or 1-2 hours after breakfast. Instead of taking it once a day, your doctor may tell you to take 15 to 37.5 mg in divided doses one-half hour before meals.

Oral resin dosage form (Capsules) – 15 to 30 mg once/day before breakfast.

Phentermine is manufactured and sold in different brandnames or as a generic, and in different forms – both tablets and capsules.

Phentermine Brand Pictures

  • Adipex® -P 37.5mg
    Produced by Gate Pharmaceuticals, Adipex-P is the leading brandname of Phentermine.
  • Ionamin® 30mg – Manufactured by Medeva Pharmaceuticals, Ionamin is the only resin matrix capsule available in the market.
  •  Duromine®Capsules, 15mg, 30mg or 40mg – Duromine is manufactured by 3M and distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand. Also Duromine is known as Ionamin.  More Info >>

Generic Phentermine Pictures

  • Generic Capsules 15 mg – Produced by Sandoz (formerly by Eon Labs), the leading manufacturer of generic Phentermine.
  • Generic Capsules 30 mg – The most common dosage of generic Phentermine sold in the US, produced by Sandoz (formerly by Eon Labs).
  • Purepac Generic Tablets 37.5 mg – Produced by Purepac, another leading manufacturer of generic Phentermine.

Pictures of other Diet Medication

  • Xenical® Capsules 120 mg – Produced by Roche Laboratories, Xenical’s active ingredient is Orlistat.
  • Acomplia® Tablets 20 mg – Acomplia® (generic name: Rimonabant) is one of the latest medications with the ability to have a dramatic effect on a person’s weight loss.
  • Phendimetrazine Phendimetrazine, also known by its brandname Bontril®, is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity.
  • Didrex® (generic name: Benzphetamine) is an anti-obesity medication marketed under this brand in the USA by Pharmacia. Benzphetamine is used as a short term adjunct in management of exogenous obesity.
  • Alli® – The Alli diet pill itself is a reduced strength version of the prescription weight loss drug Xenical.
  • Meridia® (generic name: Sibutramine) is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity.