Take this medication only as directed by your doctor. Don't take more, don't take it more often, and don't take it for longer than your doctor prescribed. If you take too much of this medication, it may become a habit (causing mental or physical dependence). Phentermine is a medication that is taken once a day and should be taken first thing in the morning.
Taking the medication on an empty stomach or with food isn't as important as making sure you take it early in the day. One of the side effects of phentermine is energy and focus, which can cause insomnia or trouble sleeping. The likelihood of insomnia increases as the medication is consumed later. It is important to take the medication in the morning so that the quantity and quality of sleep are uninterrupted, it is important to remember that sleeping well is equally effective for losing weight.
Phentermine is taken orally and is usually prescribed for up to 12 weeks in a row to promote weight loss. At Rivas Medical Weight Loss we will treat you for a longer period of time. Phentermine doesn't work for everyone, although there are people who will have a great response to phentermine for several months, there are some who will have absolutely no response with phentermine, others that will have a minimal or limited effect, and several that will have an effect that can go away quickly. Phentermine allows you to gain new healthy habits, so instead of relying on phentermine to do all the hard work for you, you should use this opportunity to establish healthier routines, such as exercising, drinking water, and eating healthy meals regularly.
While phentermine helps reduce appetite, increase metabolism and increase energy, stopping taking the medication or stopping phentermine can have the opposite effects. However, the same conversation thread includes several phentermine users who regained some or all of the weight they had lost with phentermine before taking the medication again. If you expect phentermine to shed those extra pounds like a magic trick, you should abandon phentermine treatment or change the way you think about weight loss. In addition to that, drinking plenty of water while taking phentermine prevents dry mouth, one of the most common side effects of phentermine.
For new phentermine users, it may be surprising that, among the success stories, there are many people who claim to have returned to taking phentermine after their first, second, or third attempt. Phentermine effectively reduces hunger, cravings and increases metabolism, and for these reasons, phentermine is a popular medication used for obesity and medical weight management. Phentermine should be seen as a tool to initiate weight loss, not as a “cure”; to successfully lose weight and not with phentermine, it's crucial that you use your time with phentermine as an opportunity to learn healthier habits, such as drinking more water, exercising, eating healthier foods and avoiding processed foods. Phentermine works best in coordination with proper diet and adequate physical activity, taking phentermine without changing bad habits will not cause long-term weight loss and will increase the likelihood of future weight recovery.