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Phentermine the Dangerous Diet Pill

The Phentermine diet pills have been around for decades, and has helped millions of people with their weight loss. The word to focus on here is “helped” Phentermine did not just burn the calories and melt the fat off the body of its users it was only one aspect of a diet and weight loss plan. Too many people try to perpetrate the myth that it did all the weight loss by itself while its users just sat on the couch and watched the pounds drop from their body.

Phentermine works like many other prescription and over the counter diet pills, it increases metabolism and suppresses hunger while providing a boost of energy. Phentermine provides these benefits by being very similar to the narcotic drug amphetamine, which is why Phentermine is considered a controlled substance and can only be acquired through a doctor’s prescription and through your local pharmacy. There are different dosages with Phentermine 37.5 being the highest and most sought after and usually only used for extremely obese patients. The higher the dose the more likely you will experience the many side effects and complications associated with this diet pill.

While Phentermine is FDA approved it has many side effects and problems that can occur with regular use as well as people who abuse this diet pill. There are the basic side effects that occur with most prescription diet pills such as, jitters, insomnia, dry mouth, hyperactivity, dizziness, as some other common problems. But it is the more serious complications that Phentermine can cause that should make anyone who wants to use these diet pills proceed with caution. These complications can include, Serious regurgitant cardiac valvular disease, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH)—a rare, frequently fatal disease of the lungs, and not to mention that these pills can become addicting.

To purchase these weight loss pills you need a prescription from your doctor and get them at your local pharmacy. This has prompted many Internet scams by websites claiming to sell Phentermine without a prescription. While in some rare occurrences this may be true the one thing to keep in mind is if you are purchasing these pills and live in the United States you are breaking the law and if caught will be prosecuted. The DEA and other agencies are cracking down on purchasing prescription drugs from Canada, Mexico, and other countries. The risks of trying to obtain these diet pills by illegal methods far outweigh the benefits that the pills have for weight loss.

For people to treat Phentermine as some miraculous diet pill seems a bit over the top, between the risks and the fact that it is only for short term use contradicts the term miraculous. There are many prescription as well as over the counter diet pills that can be just as effective and without all the health, legal, and emotional risks that Phentermine can cause. Please remember to always consult a physician before starting any weight loss or diet plan.

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