If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication during treatment with this drug.
l your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, mental/mood changes (e.g., agitation, uncontrolled anger, hallucinations, nervousness), uncontrolled muscle movements, change in sexual ability/interest.
If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Dizziness, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping, irritability, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation may occur.
This drug should not be used with certain medications because very serious interactions may occur. If you are taking or have taken other appetite-suppressant drugs in the past year (e.g., diethylpropion, ephedra/ma huang), l your doctor or pharmacist before starting this medication.
Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, l your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use.
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Before having surgery, l your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.
To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as depression, severe tiredness) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions right away.
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l your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause dizziness or drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine ), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., risperidone, amitriptyline, trazodone ).
Avoid drinking large amounts of beverages containing caffeine (coffee, tea, colas) or eating large amounts of chocolate. Caffeine can increase the side effects of this medication.
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The possibility of serious side effects increases with longer use of this medication and use of this drug along with certain other diet drugs. This medication is usually taken for only a few weeks at a time. It should not be taken with other appetite suppressants (see also Drug Interactions section).
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This medication is an appetite suppressant and belongs to a class of drugs called sympathomimetic amines. It is not known how this medication helps people to lose weight. It may work by decreasing your appetite, increasing the amount of energy used by your body, or by affecting certain parts of the brain.
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Ask your doctor when to start or stop taking this medication. Taking MAO inhibitors with this medication may cause a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors ( isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine ) during treatment with this medication. Most MAO inhibitors should also not be taken for two weeks before treatment with this medication.
If you are using the tablets made to dissolve in the mouth, your medication may contain aspartame. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid aspartame (or phenylalanine ) in your diet, ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this medication safely.
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A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction : rash, itching /swelling (especially of the face/ tongue /throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Appetite suppressants should not be used in place of proper diet. For best results, this drug must be used along with a doctor-approved diet and exercise program.
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Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.Information last revised December 2016. 2016 First Databank, Inc. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood pressure, heart tests, kidney tests) may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
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First, dry your hands before handling the tablet. If you are using the tablets made to dissolve in the mouth, the dose is usually taken once a day in the morning, with or without food. Place your dose on top of the tongue until it dissolves, then swallow it with or without water.
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Before taking this medication, l your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to any other sympathomimetic amines (e.g., decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, stimulants such as amphetamine, appetite suppressants such as diethylpropion ); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Therefore, elderly people may be at greater risk for dizziness and high blood pressure while using this drug. Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication is removed by the kidneys.
Keep all medications away from children and pets. Store in a tightly closed container at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
Taking this medication late in the day may cause trouble sleeping ( insomnia ). If needed, your doctor may adjust your dose to take a small dose up to 3 times a day. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once a day, 1 hour before breakfast or 1 to 2 hours after breakfast. Carefully follow your doctor's instructions.
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Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well. Your doctor may direct you to stop taking this medication. This medication may stop working well after you have been taking it for a few weeks. Do not increase the dose unless directed by your doctor.
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Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
Do not crush or chew sustained-release capsules. Swallow the medication whole. If you are using sustained-release capsules, the dose is usually taken once a day before breakfast or at least 10 to 14 hours before bedtime. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects.
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Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. US residents can call their local poison control center at. Symptoms of overdose may include: rapid breathing, unusual restlessness, fast/slow/ irregular heartbeat, chest pain, hallucinations, seizures, loss of consciousness. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away.
This drug may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Therefore, breast -feeding is not recommended while using this drug.
This drug may make you dizzy or (rarely) drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
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It may harm an unborn baby. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, l your doctor right away. This medication must not be used during pregnancy.
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This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: uncontrolled high blood pressure, glaucoma, history of alcohol/ drug abuse, vascular heart disease (e.g., chest pain, heart attack ), mental/mood problems (e.g., severe anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia ), high blood pressure in the lungs ( pulmonary hypertension ), stroke, overactive thyroid ( hyperthyroidism ).
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Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely. Check the labels on all your medicines/herbal products (e.g., cough -and-cold products containing decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, diet aids such as phenylpropanolamine, ephedra/ma huang) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your heart rate or blood pressure.
GENERIC NAME(S): Phentermine Resin Complex.
Before using this medication, l your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially: high blood pressure medicine (e.g., guanethidine, methyldopa ), phenothiazines (e.g., prochlorperazine, chlorpromazine ), other stimulants (e.g., amphetamines, methylphenidate, street drugs such as cocaine or MDMA/"ecstasy").
Your doctor will adjust the dose to find the best dose for you. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. Use this medication regularly and exactly as prescribed in order to get the most benefit from it.
Stop taking this medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: severe headache, slurred speech, seizure, weakness on one side of the body, vision changes (e.g., blurred vision ).
Before using this medication, l your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, controlled high blood pressure, other heart problems (e.g., heart murmur, fast/ irregular heartbeat, heart valve problems), kidney disease, seizure problem.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of possible side effects.
Rarely, abnormal drug-seeking behavior ( addiction ) is possible with this medication. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or use it for a longer time than prescribed. Properly stop the medication when so directed.
This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and l your doctor if the results are high.
This medication may interfere with certain medical/laboratory tests (including brain scan for Parkinson's disease ), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.
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Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
The risk increases with longer use of this medication and use of this drug along with other appetite-suppressant drugs/herbal products. This drug may rarely cause serious (sometimes fatal) lung or heart problems ( pulmonary hypertension, heart valve problems). If you notice any of the following unlikely but very serious side effects, stop taking this medication and consult your doctor or pharmacist right away: chest pain, difficulty breathing with exercise, decreased ability to exercise, fainting, swelling of the legs/ ankles /feet.
Phentermine is used with a doctor-approved exercise, behavior change, and reduced-calorie diet program to help you lose weight. Losing weight and keeping it off can lessen the many health risks that come with obesity, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and a shorter life. It is used by certain overweight people, such as those who are obese or have weight -related medical problems.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not double the dose to catch up. If it is near the time of the next dose or late in the evening, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.Ionamin