Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that has been taken safely by millions of people, but as with any medication there is a possibility of side effects or an adverse reaction. Common side effects are dry mouth, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, and occasional dull headaches. It can take approximately 4-7 days for your body to adjust to the medication. Less common side effects include heart palpitations, increased blood pressure, and shortness of breatb, swelling of your feet and ankles, exercise intolerance, dizziness, upset stomach, constipation, and itching.
In case of serious side effects, stop taking the Phentermine and seek immediate medical attention at your local ER. If you are currently taking medication that contains amphetamines such as Adderall or Wellbutrin you must stop taking them for at least 14 days. You must bring a note from your doctor stating that you can safely be off your medicine. While taking Phentermine avoid taking the following: Decongestant medications (Sudafed/Pseudoephedrine, Tylenol Sinus, Claritin D, Zyrtec D and Allegra D), stimulant medications, high doses of caffeine, other weight loss medication, ephedrine, MAO inhibitors and alcohol use. Please consult with the clinic staff prior to starting any new medications. Persons with the following medical conditions can't take Phentermine: Uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, history of heart attack, arteriosclerosis (clogging of the arteries), severe heart murmurs, history of stroke, liver or kidney failure, overactive thyroid, glaucoma, uncontrolled anxiety, depression, those with a history of drug dependency (or addiction prone personalities). Phentermine is NOT to be taken while pregnant or breast feeding. Phentermine needs to be discontinued two weeks prior to surgery where general anesthesia will be used.
Phentermine should not be crushed or chewed and capsules should never be opened. The tablets can be safely broken in half. No one under the age of 17 will be allowed to participate in Phentermine assisted weight loss. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the first visit. No client who has a BMI of less than 27% will be allowed to participate in the Phentermine assisted weight loss and goal weight cannot be below 19%. Clients with a BMI of 27% to 29% may only be on Phentermine if they have diagnosed co-morbidities (hypertension, heart disease).
Mega Health Services reserve the right to refuse initial or continued treatment to any individual without liability to the clinic.