This medicine may cause some people to be agitated, irritable, or display other abnormal behaviors. It may also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies or to become more depressed. If you or your caregiver notice any of these side effects, tell your doctor right away.
Does phentermine make you depressed?
Phentermine oral capsule is used for short-term treatment. It comes with serious risks if you don’t take it as prescribed. If you stop taking the drug or don’t take it at all: You may not lose weight. If you take this drug for a long period of time and stop it suddenly, you may have extreme fatigue and depression.
Can phentermine make you crazy?
Phentermine is a sympathomimetic amine, like amphetamine, which is one of the most often prescribed drugs for weight loss. Although exact mechanism of phentermine causing psychosis is still not clear, numerous reports already showed that phentermine can induce psychosis.
Can phentermine affect your mood?
Tell your doctor immediately 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.
Does phentermine affect your brain?
Phentermine increases release of neurotransmitters which simulate metabolism and suppress appetite. Phentermine is a “sympathomimetic” because it simulates the release and inhibition of certain neurotransmitters in your brain. Essentially it tricks your mind into feeling full!
How long does phentermine withdrawal last?
It is recommended to taper Adipex use rather than immediately stopping. Adipex will generally be out of your system about two days after the last time you take it.
Does phentermine insomnia go away?
This side effect will help remind you to increase your water intake. Insomnia: Because it is a stimulant, phentermine will most likely keep you awake if you take it too late in the day. This side effect also decreases in most patients after they have been on the medication for several weeks.
What happens when you stop taking phentermine?
Abrupt cessation of long-term phentermine therapy does not induce amphetamine-like withdrawal. Long-term phentermine therapy does not induce phentermine cravings. Symptoms observed after abrupt phentermine cessation represent loss of therapeutic effect and are not withdrawal.
Can phentermine cause panic attacks?
An overdose of phentermine and topiramate can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, hallucinations, panic, personality changes, tremors, a restless feeling followed by severe tiredness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, irregular heartbeat, rapid breathing, seizure, or coma.
Is it okay to take phentermine every other day?
We suggest for those women trying to lose 25 lbs or less, you start weaning off the phentermine after the second month. Take the pill every other day for two weeks, then every third day, until you are down to 1 pill a week (usually Sunday) then stop completely.
Is it OK to drink caffeine while taking phentermine?
Caffeine can increase the side effects of this medication. Avoid drinking large amounts of beverages containing caffeine (coffee, tea, colas) or eating large amounts of chocolate.
Does phentermine help you focus?
It is possible that increasing norepinephrine concentrations in the brain could help improve function and symptoms, such as improved attention, reduced impulsivity, in patients with ADHD. Phentermine may also increase dopamine, leading to improved attentiveness, memory, and motivation.
Is phentermine a narcotic?
Phentermine: an appetite-suppressant amphetamine classified as a narcotic in France. Is a combination with topiramate on the horizon?
Does Phentermine lose its effectiveness?
Phentermine is used temporarily in people who are overweight or obese and are actively trying to lose weight through diet and exercise. It’s temporary because its effectiveness decreases after three to six weeks.
Does phentermine affect serotonin?
Phentermine is a sympathomimetic amine that works on the central nervous system to suppress appetite. It has been shown to stimulate the release of norepinephrine in the hypothalamus, with no effects on serotonin. It is dosed up to 37.5 mg/day for short-term obesity treatment.
Can phentermine cause mania?
Case reports indicated that the use of phentermine in patients with bipolar disorder may lead to manic or hypomanic episodes,28-31) and the report of Allison et al. 33) suggested that phentermine may induce or aggravate depression in some patients.