How decreasing Phentermine dosage affect weight-loss treatment?

Dr. Lawrence Barzune

Phentermine DosagePhentermine is used for weight loss and this comes in varying strengths. Phentermine is given for a short period of time of usually weeks so that the weight reduces fast. Phentermine is prescribed in combination with exercise, caloric restriction as well as behavior modification and only given to patients who have a BMI of 30 or more or if they have a BMI of 27 but they are prone to or have other risk factors such as Diabetes, hypertension or hyperglycemia.

Different strengths of Phentermine

Phentermine comes in Phentermine 15mg TEV which are Gray and yellow capsules, Phentermine 30 mg TEV which are yellow capsules, Phentermine 37.5mg QUA which are white oval tablets, Phentermine 15 g EON which is gray capsules. In addition, patients who are in need of the drug can also buy phentermine 37.5mg in PUR white oblong tablets, Phentermine 37.5 mg MUT white oval tablets, Phentermine 30mg MUT yellow capsules from reputed online drug stores with additional discounts and COD options.

Lower doses of Phentermine

The Phentermine 15mg, as well as 30 mg, is given by some doctors based on the medical condition, age and the overall health of the patient. Some of the patients lose weight even with Phentermine 15 mg though others feel that when they this does they still have huge hunger pangs and feel as if they are starving themselves. Upon completion of the course of medications prescribed by the doctors, they need to inform the doctor who may increase the dosage to 30mg. However, if the Phentermine dosage is right for the weight, medical conditions and constitution of the person, they lose considerable pounds. There is weight loss which is seen in people taking even lesser doses like 15mg or 30 mg. Some due to the fact that they do not have strong constitutions suffer from side effects like extreme fatigue, confusion, blurred vision or even slurring of speech if they take 37.5mg and do not have the constitution strong enough to withstand it. So either lower dose is suggested or else the doctor may suggest breaking the tablet into two and having half twice a day rather than consuming one whole at a time.

Caution with Phentermine use

Phentermine is known to build up the tolerance levels in patients and over time, it gets to be less effective. In fact, it is recommended that patients stop taking it if they feel increased hunger or if they feel that the medication is not working on them properly. However, this leads to withdrawal symptoms if it is taken for long periods of time and this should not be stopped without consultation with the doctor.