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Phentermine Uses Direction

Phentermine Usage Directions

Follow the directions, for using this medicine provided by your doctor.

  • Take this medicine about 30 mintues to 1 hour before Breakfast.
  • This medication is to be swallowed whole, preferably in mid-morning.
  • As phentermine may cause sleeplessness, avoid taking it late in the day.
  • Take your last dose of the day at least 4 to 6 hours before bedtime.
  • If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is after 4 pm, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not take 2 doses at once. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed because this drug can be habit forming. Also, if used for a longer period of time, do not suddenly stop this medication without first consulting your doctor. Phentermine is usually taken for 8 to 12 weeks. Use in combination with other appetite suppressants is generally not recommended. Consult your doctor before such use.
  • Dosage:The following information is specific only to the average doses of Phentermine. The recommended dose of Phentermine may be different for different patients. If your dose is different, do NOT change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

    • Adults under Age 60: Oral dosage form (Capsules) - 15 to 37.5 mg once per day before breakfast or 1-2 hours after breakfast. Oral dosage form (Tablets) - 15 to 37.5 mg once per day before breakfast or 1-2 hours after breakfast. Instead of taking it once a day, your doctor may tell you to take 15 to 37.5 mg in divided doses one-half hour before meals. Oral resin dosage form (Capsules) - 15 to 30 mg once per day before breakfast.
    • Adults Age 60 and Over:A reduced dosage may be necessary. Consult your physician.
    • Infants and Children: Phentermine is NOT recommended for children under age 16.

    Storage: Phentermine must be stored at room temperature below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. Do NOT store phentermine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.

    Do NOT keep outdated medicine past the expiration date.

    Phentermine medicine should be kept out of children's reach.

    Missed dose: If you miss a dose of phentermine, take it as soon as possible. But do not take 2 doses at once, doubling up of the medicine is a strict No!

    Duration of usage: Phentermine is meant for short-term use. It helps you to start losing weight and then keep on going, when you are ready to carry on. Don’t think that continuous use will increase the benefit of the pill, as your body starts to build up a resistance to the effects of this medication after a few weeks of treatment. It is always advised to take help from the pill but not to get addicted to it.