Anorectic or anorexigenic drugs are what they are… drugs not to be trifled with. If you’ve had someone recommending Bontril®, Anorex-SR®, or Plegine® for weight loss, take these recommendations first to your doctor.
What is Phendimetrazine?
Phendimetrazine is a short-term anti-obesity medication, especially potent when used in conjunction to diet and exercise. Phendimetrazine stimulates the central nervous system, stimulating your metabolic processes by increasing your heart rate and blood pressure while decreasing your appetite as well. Weight loss with this drug should at least average four pounds a week.
Phendimetrazine is akin to amphetamine and therefore habit forming. Intake of this drug must be doctor prescribed and supervised because the drug has a lot of contraindications and side effects.
The Do’s and Don’ts With Phendimetrazine
For you to be safe with Phendimetrazine, you must follow these rules:
- Do NOT chew, bite, or break open the capsule in your mouth. The capsule must be swallowed whole. The drug was designed to be gradually released in your system. Breaking it open will allow the effects of the drug to be released at a single time which may prove too much for your body and even be dangerous for you.
- Do NOT take more than what is prescribed, even if you aren’t losing weight. Refer your inability to lose pounds with this drug to your doctor if you haven’t lost weight after a month.
- Do NOT prolong your intake of Phendimetrazine over the prescribed period. Doing so could form an addiction to this drug. Withdrawal symptoms could be quite unpleasant.
- Be aware that Phendimetrazine can slow down your reactions and thinking processes. Do NOT engage in activities that require fast responses.
- Be also aware that the drug can cause blurred vision. In this case, do NOT insist on driving or doing things that require good vision.
Side Effects of Phendimetrazine
Phendimetrazine could be highly dangerous or even fatal if taken together with other medications, in particular, MAO inhibitors such as Nardil, Azilect, Parnate, Marplan and the like. That is one of the reasons why a doctor’s prescription is imperative.
Stop taking Phendimetrazine and get emergency treatment fast if you are experiencing these serious side effects:
- Extreme mood swings
- Irritability, confusion, thoughts and behavior that isn’t normal for you
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of your face, tongue , lips, throat, ankles or feet
- High blood pressure
- Severe headache
- Blurred vision
- Ear buzzing
- Anxiety attacks
- Chest pain
Less serious side effects yet bears a doctor’s consultation are:
- Restlessness and hyperactiveness
- Shakiness or tremors
- Headache, dizziness
- Dry mouth
- Hot flushes
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Increased sex drive
- Decreased sex drive; impotence
The Bottom Line
Phendimetrazine should be left to your physician’s discretion. If he deems this is what you need, by all means heed his recommendations but also follow instructions to the letter. Never order medications like these online.
If you don’t feel comfortable about using a powerful diet drug like this, it may do you well to consider Phentramin-D, a non-prescription diet supplement that mimics the potency of Phentermine, another successful weight loss drug but without the major negative symptoms attendant to it.
Weight Comment’s Rating: 5 / 5
Phendimetrazine works for a lot of people but it is dangerous without professional assessment and prescription.